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Donna Karan on ar­ti­san em­bel­lish­ment for SS ’ That Donna Karan’s Spring 2014 collection was founded on the “ease of wear­ing a scarf ” should come as no sur­prise: Af­ter all, she is the de­signer who, in 1985, built her brand on ‘Seven Easy Pieces’. But it was a jour­ney around In­dia—and a search for one par­tic­u­lar scarf—that in­spired the de­signer to cre­ate her lat­est vi­sion. “I never found it, but the search led to a world of in­spi­ra­tion: How to com­bine mas­cu­line and fem­i­nine; struc­ture with free­dom; day and night,” says Karan. A de­con­structed wrap dress in a hand-done block print evoked the un­com­pli­cated na­ture of an over­size silk shawl, and hand­wo­ven leather and beaded em­bel­lish­ments adorned the belts and shoes. “I wanted ar­ti­san cul­ture to be ex­pressed in a mod­ern, ur­ban life­style,” adds Karan. “It be­came a never-end­ing jour­ney of cre­at­ing op­tions for a woman to make her own.” Anna Rosa Vi­tiello

Donna Karan’s mood­board and looks from the cat­walk

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