Fashion Week: Tapping Into Donna Karan's Organic Style

September 2010

The It Factor for Denver: Karan’s spring collection is a romantic and dreamy lineup of organic, slightly disheveled looks (courtesy of many an unfinished hem) that still manages to convey a certain sensuality and sexiness. From the simplicity of her neutral palette to the beautiful fluid movement of the clothing, women will covet any one of her silk slip dresses paired with a crinkly cargo jacket.

The Gist of It: Karan is a designer who knows how to translate her seasonal influences into clothing that is full of color and texture, and for spring, her collection contrasts rough with smooth qualities. Rendered in neutral tones of beige, alabaster, and sand, Karan pays amazing attention to surface detail, with crinkled cargo jackets and coats, softly draped silk or chiffon dresses, pale floral prints cut into dresses that are softly ruffled at the neckline or down a side seam, and two-tone, striated-effect gowns. Skirt lengths are kept long—falling mid-calf or below—and the few pants that were shown on the runway are narrow and cropped at the ankle.

Look for It At: Neiman Marcus, 3030 E. First Ave., 303-329-2600, neimanmarcus.com.