A true love of style never wears thin. Not even in the middle of a heatwave. Summer is a time when you still want to look feminine and elegant, but not uptight. Donna Karan’s Spring/Summer 2008 collection was the perfect example of how to keep it carefree and stylish. Shirt dresses with deep slouchy pockets cinched with raffia stretch belts, pencil-skirt suits with jackets with utilitarian-style details, ’50s style full skirts, chic short pants and tilby hats that lend a sensual feel. A simplicity and ease further emphasized by the colour palette, from sand and beige and chocolate brown to white, grey and khaki, with hints of red and indigo. No-jewellery and natural hair-do are key to the raw and polished, at the same time, look.
The cinematographic ad campaign beautifully carried out the “Chez Nueva York” theme of the collection and told the story of someone, Kate Moss, who had energy, passion, sophistication and cool. The Donna Karan woman.
photos: 1,6-Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2008 campaign / 2-5, 7-10: style.com