New York Fashion Week: Donna Karan Autumn/Winter 14

New York Fashion Week: Donna Karan Autumn/Winter 14

Marking 30 years

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Donna Karan’s fashion week presentation was a moving moment for the designer, celebrating 30 years since the creation of her eponymous label

Yesterday's Autumn/Winter 14 show marked a milestone in Donna Karan's career, as the New York designer celebrated 30 years since the launch of her label. "I was so clear in what I wanted to say," Karan revealed post-show. "I wanted to show the strength of the woman. I wanted to show that after 30 years I think we stand for something that is absolutely, iconically Donna Karan. I wanted it to be a reflection of the past, and the present coming into the future. I wanted it to be about art, the city, the body, movement, the strength of tailoring, evening."

Karan commissioned multimedia artist Steven Sebring to create a film which was screened before the show, which featured a blurred images of a moving lady.

The show opened with three variations of DK staples – the body jacket, body shirt and body suit. These pieces were styled with long suede boots and night porter caps.

A collection complete with decorative pieces designed with artisanal touches, and pieces with gold embroidery followed – with the motif making an appearance in a number of different forms and shapes throughout.

Inspired by the city of New York, so much so that the designer didn't use runway models but 'real New Yorkers' to walk, some wearing evening gowns that truly captured the essence of the Big Apple, with beaded creations paying homage to the city's sky. Karan revealed: "I have the honor of looking at the city lights from my apartment every night."