The Donna Karan Resort 2015 collection was inspired by luxury pajama dressing that she called “from boudoir to black tie,” an idea that lent itself to her oeuvre of luxurious, feminine draping. The color palette was kept pale and pretty in shades of chalk, platinum, nude and blush and grosgrain ribbon: here, shot through with sequins, there, gently adding shine to a soft, needle-punched shearling.
“It’s about a natural, comfortable sort of seduction,” Karan said, and the evening options were sheer and shining for city nights: One black chiffon slip dress was embroidered to mimic the New York City skyline. Bias-cut lounge pants, layered tunics and cutwork lace lay below languid outer layers; an anorak and paper-thin oversize knit the color of a storm cloud, a deconstructed jacket in nude suede.
All of the clothes felt appealingly ready to recline. A petal-colored ruched cardigan in what Donna Karan called “T-shirt chiffon” felt like a well-loved sleep shirt: cool to the touch, light and loose-limbed. Exactly what you want to wear to bed—even if you have to go to work.