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Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs light up the runways at New York Fashion Week

Fashion photos from New York Fashion Week

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DONNA KARAN Love or hate the holiday, you can't fault Donna Karan for bringing Valentine's Day on early: Monday¹s show was a romantic ode to her late husband, Stephan Weiss. Weiss passed away in 2001, but he still remains very much a part of the Karan DNA (he did help start the business). Striking a balance between her work and his, draping and form were buzzwords here - as was my new favourite portmanteau, something called a "bodyjacket" - in gauzy jerseys against haircalf capes and dropped shoulder coats. Where the collection lacked imagination at repetitive times, it made up for in artistry when it came to fabrics. Oxidized crystal beading and neoprene-cashmere? Mind blown.

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Donna Karan at New York Fashion Week

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Donna Karan at New York Fashion Week

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Donna Karan at New York Fashion Week

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ZERO + MARIA CORNEJO Call it a case of Nintendostalgia. When Maria Cornejo's Tetris-y jacquards made their exits on Monday night, they weren't the first references to retro gaming. If three's a trend, we can add Atari at Scott Sternberg¹s Band of Outsiders and Legend of Zelda at Calla as examples. (And, maybe point to the designers' age gap, but that's beside the point). Anyway, Cornejo's take played out well in wools and those jacquards, one-upped only by glittery-sheer black fabric in a jumpsuit and dress.

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Zero + Maria Cornejo at New York Fashion Week

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Zero + Maria Cornejo at New York Fashion Week

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MARC JACOBS With fluffy hair and vacant stares, it¹s almost like the models at Marc by Marc Jacobs were cast as Jacqueline Susann characters at a disco. There was a suggested indulgence in the shades used - cabernet, bordeaux, cognac - basically all the colours of the liquor cabinet were listed in the show notes. Jacobs' mixed prep with prints, too, most notably in flannel plaid double breasted coats and a trippy striped rose on blouses and dresses. In his hands, I guess, it was a delicate decadence.

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Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week

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Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week

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Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week

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