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Kristin Booker • August 5, 2011

Fall Fashion Forecast: Why I Want EVERYTHING From The Donna Karan Casual Luxe Collection

I admit that I was walking past a window at Saks Fifth Avenue well over a month ago and was stopped in my tracks by something so amazing, so spellbinding that I actually ceased walking and started drooling. Yes, people – this is the collection that caused my heart to skip a beat, for my hands to start to sweat. I’m madly in love and committed to a clothing line, the Donna Karan Casual Luxe collection.

Because ladies, we’ve had a lot of fashion come our way in the past few years and it’s been deconstructed and hip and it’s been funky but it hasn’t been – at risk of using the word as a descriptor- rich. People, I’m going to quote Andre Leon Talley in The September Issue and say that there has been “a famine of beauty, honey.” In an environment where our political parties are warring and we’re watching people obsessed over everything fake and uncomfortable, this line of clothing contains pieces that just what the fashion doctor ordered: they’re BEAUTIFUL, COMFORTABLE and LUXURIOUS.

This is a collection that’s built for the urban warrior with all the attention paid to the female figure you’d expect from Donna Karan. We’re Amazons again in this collection, ready to take on the world and conquer businesses, home and hearts with clothes that virtually wrap us in comfort, style and incredibly sumptuous textures. Knits, her beloved jersey, parachute materials, double-layered dresses, shearling, leather – this is one of the examples of Karan at her best.

I am IN, Donna. You should be, too. Please feast your eyes on this amazing collection. Some items are available for pre-Fall purchase now online at Net-a-Porter and Saks Fifth Avenue, others will arrive soon for your shopping enjoyment. As always, her designs are always available via her own site.

Donna, wherever you go, I (and my closet) will happily follow.


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