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Covering Boston Common's September fall fashion issue is none other than Donna Karan, who is opening a shop-in-shop boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Back Bay (which is interesting given that the DKNY outpost on Newbury closed earlier this year). Her signature line does very much fit the persona of Boston women, so no doubt the dedicated space within Saks will be a draw. The Fall 2013 collection is all about reconnecting with her 1985 debut, with cornerstones pieces like the camel coat, bodysuit, and black dress.
Another influence in the collection: her late husband and sculptor Stephan Weiss. The designer tells Boston Common that "Without either of us, there wouldn't be a Donna Karan." Boston Common notes that Karan's latest ad campaign depicts a woman in an artist's studio, which she says allowed her "to sort of live my own fantasies, to create a reflection of where our life was, and to explore how there's a sculpture in a woman's dress." In regard to her new Boston spot, Karan feels that "having a space and place in Boston makes so much sense, because it pulls all my passions together. It's a city that reaches so many places in mind, body, and spirit—the level of education, the incredible things being done in health care, which is so important to my heart."
· Donna Karan Views Boston [Boston Common]
· Donna Karan [Official Site]