DKNY: Ready-to-wear SS17
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne aren’t looking back. Nope. DKNY SS17 is the future of New York, apparently. “Neo Soho,” they call it. That’s minimal American street style to you. So there we sat, on The High Line above the city, already feeling a little like we had somehow been time-machined into some sort of futuristic realm, complete with very loud and ominous piano chords. And then the DKNY army marched forth. There was something a bit sinister about it. Like DKNY had been rebirthed. Bella Hadid opened the show in a deep-cut hoodie dress and chunky sneakers that melded into knee high socks. I mean, what else could one want from an opening look? Oversized suit jackets, giant bum bags and “bungee straps” gave it a kind of utilitarian feel. As did the parachute-style parkas and trousers. But there was more here too – clean cut-outs on sweaters and trousers, deep ribbed knitwear and slogans that read “everything was different in the future.” As yes, it felt different. A new DKNY. So welcome to the future – doesn’t it look good?
Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans