Donna Karan has had her late husband, the artist Stephan Weiss, on her mind a lot lately, so it's no surprise his work influenced her Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Karan's recent book about Weiss and the New York exhibition of his work — both titled Connecting the Dots — could very well share their name with this offering, which is predicated on round shapes cut from neoprene, jersey, and stretch cotton. The best outerwear pieces here were generous, cocoon-like, and featured rounded shoulders. Circle skirts appeared more than once, either attached to dresses or worn with well-tailored blazers. The color palette stayed serious, sticking to black, white, navy blue, and brown, but Karan had fun with adding sheer panels to a few skirts and sculptural pleating on some of her cocktail dresses.
Photos courtesy of Donna Karan