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Donna Karan AW15, womenswear, Dazed backstage
Donna Karan AW15Photography Dillon Sachs

Donna Karan AW15

The girls with the golden touch march against a makeshift New York City skyline

Initial reaction:

Mental note: wear more gold.

All that glitters is gold:

According to Donna Karan, “luxury is never an option” for her woman: it’s a must. So, naturally, AW15 was packed full of garments that exuded both glamour and ease. Take the voluminous white dress shirts, the olive green trenches (neatly belted and paired with slim yet airy skirts) or the fur stoles – the latter a recurring element on the NYFW runways. Other garments, such as padded coats, seductive bustiers and silk trousers were done in brocade, while wool evening coats and silk gowns were given the Midas touch. To prove that she is not without a global view, Karan looked outside NYC for inspiration as well – as seen in the Geisha-inspired organza dresses and obi belts. This winter, the DK woman gets the best of both worlds. Luxury is hers for the taking, after all.

Bright lights, big city:

The New York skyline, constructed from a number of large, lit-up rectangular structures, glistened while a jazzy soundtrack played: “Sixteen Tons” by Lipbone Redding, “Love Got in the Way” by Kandace Springs and “Who Will Comfort Me” by Melody Gardot.

The soundtrack to Donna Karan AW15: