I'm a huge fan of Donna Karan and the design work that she does. In my opinion there is no one that can flatter a woman's body better than her. I swear one day I will own an Infinity Dress from the collection, but I always turn to DKNY for chic, elegant pieces for work and special occasions.
The brand's color story for Fall is concentrated in the rich colors of autumn - gold, aubergine, midnight blue - and accented with neutral camel, grey and (of course) black. The collection has many items to covet, all following the lady meets menswear trend. There are plenty of mini-skirts in wool and plaid, some of them pleated which I think it adorable. Look for a blazer in a brown butter tan with leather sleeves and several comfy sweatersthat can be layered on top of one another. If you get one item from DKNY this fall it HAS to be the brand's signature cozy wrap sweater, reinvented yet again in a colorblock pattern with sequins and beading.
And don't think its all about the clothes. This seems to be the best collection of accessories coming from the brand to date - satchels and ladylike bags in rich leather, riding boots, lace-up booties and the sky-high platform oxfords from the runway will also be available.
The best thing about DKNY is that, while the designs are 'of the moment,' they'll be stylish wardrobe additions for years to come (a good tweed blazer never goes out of style.) Here are my top picks from the Fall 2010 Collection: