Here's a link to the DKNY Spring 2016 Collection. I don't love all the looks, but the literalness of the menswear tailoring references may be interesting for forum members.
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Posted 06 December 2015 - 06:00 PM
Edited by eboli, 06 December 2015 - 06:28 PM.
Posted 07 December 2015 - 12:13 AM
I bet they can't do the hard yards of sizing.
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Posted 07 December 2015 - 01:33 AM
I often wonder why fashion brands promote clothes that only work on very slim long-legged girls. Is it misogyny, is it an antifeminist lashback or is it simply a lack of technical ability to deal with female curves? And why the hell do women buy that nonsense?
You can't judge by the runway. I'm short, not built like a model, and DKNY is my favorite brand. I wouldn't wear any of the looks above because I'm too conservative. Given the world of fashion, their chief purpose is probably to start a conversation. As someone interested in menswear and tailoring, I do find the translation to women's clothes worth looking at.
Another of my favorite designers (to look at) is the English designer Margaret Howell. Her clothing is somewhat androgynous, but to my mind, still feminine.
I don't think the issue is a lack of technical ability, but pressures in the marketplace to make clothes that will fit the largest number of people for the greatest profit. Add to that the problem that women with pronounced curves need custom fitting or at least special alterations, and women put up with terribly fitting clothes. If fashions change every six months and women keep buying, what incentive do manufacturers have to offer better clothes?
Many women who are tired of poor fit have started to learn how to sew. Most of them have no idea what's involved because design and sewing have been presented as something you can learn in a weekend. And fitting is never mentioned.
Yes, Donna Karan, the company has been closed and Donna Karan, the designer, has left DKNY. I think she's still heading up one of the more "lifestyle" oriented companies she created.
Edited by tailleuse, 07 December 2015 - 01:37 AM.
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