Style Notes: DKNY Reveals a New Logo; Iman Calls for More Diversity at NYFW
Happy New York Fashion Week eve, people.
After Donna Karan relinquished the reigns of DKNY to Public School designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne on the eve of her retirement, the creative duo has been busy trying to put their own stamp on the storied label while remaining true to its heritage. One of the many ways Chow and Osborne are changing things up is by updating the brand's logo. The once wide-set and thick-stemmed type has been streamlined and thinned for a simpler, more modern look. We'll have to wait to see if the new logo is any indication of what's to come when they make their DKNY debut on Sept. 16. [Instagram]
Fern Mallis kicked off the "Fashion Icon" series of her 92Y talks by inviting none other than legendary supermodel Iman to chat about fashion. While dishing on all things industry-related, the Somali-born model also spoke on behalf of black women and the need for greater diversity on the runways. "For the life of me, I don't understand [when designers say], 'I love Beyoncé! I love Rihanna! But I don't use black models,'" she said. "What the hell is that?" [Fashionista]
Couture fashion house Schiaparelli, which made its runway comeback in 2013 after a 61 year hiatus, is introducing a ready-to-wear line during the upcoming Paris Fashion Week, which is to be called, Pret-a-Couture. The only catch? The limited-edition deluxe duds will only be sold at the brand's Paris headquarters. [WWD]
In an unexpected twist, Tumblr is getting into the fashion game with a new collaboration featuring artists like Andrew Myers, Brian Vu and Hattie Stewart. With the appropriate tagline, "Wear the Internet," the collection features quirky-cool prints and patterns on sweatshirts, dresses, sneakers and more. The line, priced between $36 to $250, is available at a pop-up store at LIGHTBOX in New York this weekend as well as online at Print All Over Me on Sept. 14. [Elle]