Described as sculptural, structured and soft, the collection is created for city life, holiday parties and non-stop international travel.
Proposing seven main pieces, the collection features a natural palette of black, bone, porcelain, ecru with a stroke of peony or rose quartz. Luxe fabrics are raw cut, baste-stitched and/or pieced together.
Stretch canvas, 4-ply silk, linen viscose, jacquard and raw silk gauze are the fabrics of choice. Textured panels tell the story: layers, tiers, planes – mixed with a Zen ease and flexibility.
The Serene 7 Easy Pieces:
1. The Worker Jacket
Relaxed, modern, spare. It’s tailored with a mandarin collar and epaulette or sculpted with a rounded shoulder.
2. The Simple Top
A peplum bustier that goes day to night or a shirt with a stand-away collar that needs no jacket.
3. The Soft Trouser or Short
Structured linen, fluid in silk. It’s full-legged and cropped at the knee or ankle. Suit it up by day and wear with a bustier at night.
4. The Flared or Envelope Skirt
A skirt with a bit of kick when you walk. One’s clean and simple, the other wraps into a side slit. Either turns the bustier into a dress.
5. The Smock Topper
A flared coat in canvas, linen or bonded leather or suede.
6. A Modern Kimono
Ageless, timeless and dramatic. Whether it’s a top, jacket or tie-back dress.
7. The Artisan Evening Dress
Sculpted or suspended, floating planes of fabric or embroidered tulle. Each a work of art: sensual and singular as the woman who wears it.
This is how a woman wants to dress – simple, confident – with a global sophistication ready to personalize day to night, London to L.A. Dress it up, dress it down and let life unfold.
To be continued…
Photos courtesy of Donna Karan