Opening Ceremony Flashes Back To The Nineties With DKNY

If you haven’t caught up yet, last Friday, Opening Ceremony hooked up with DKNY for a capsule collection of re-issued styles for Spring 2013.  A collection with looks pulled from the Nineties – specifically 1991-1994 – comprised of 15 women’s + unisex pieces including jumpsuits with drawstring waist emblazoned with many iterations of the DKNY logo like a stripe down the leg spelling out DONNA KARAN – NEW YORK – 1991, puffer coats, and tees.  

I’ve always been a fan of taking athletic looks out of the gym + reinterpreting them for everyday wear + Donna Karan totally got it, designing such practical, functional yet stylish pieces.  Don’t you just adore this yellow body-con dress from 1994 along with the jumpsuit bearing a touch of yellow?

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(photo: Opening Ceremony)

Even this image below, from the DKNY for OC lookbook looks like it’s from the Nineties, from the female model’s Björk hair to the side-by-side posturing next to the male model wearing a beret. 

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(photo: Opening Ceremony)

One of my favorite pieces is this maxi hooded dress below – I could see a few designers   bringing this look back effortlessly including Isabel Marant, Jeremy Scott + Yohji Yamamoto for Y-3.

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(photo: Opening Ceremony)

The tees to the right in row 3, bear the image of the exact ‘DKNY!’ that was a mural on Houston at Broadway in New York, which for many, when thinking back to the Nineties, that mural was a ‘permanent’ fixture of the area.  Leave it up to Opening Ceremony to make something so dated look new again but they’re no stranger to accomplishing such feats – remember their Betsey Johnson Archive for Opening Ceremony Spring 2010?

DKNY Exclusively for Opening Ceremony is available for purchase here.

(via Opening Ceremony)

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