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DKNY

Everything old is new again. Or not 'new', but better yet: 'iconic'. Capitalising on Opening Ceremony's reissue of DKNY pieces from the decade, the brand's autumn winter 2013 show affirmed its '90s roots, with nods to street, grunge and basketball style.

As a fluoro-tinted video of NY landmarks flashed on a giant screen, Cara Delevingne came onto the catwalk in a camel coat. This wasn't your classic, menswear-inspired, neat-lapelled version. Instead, it was BIG, with outsized attitude and black and white tonal blocking.

Outerwear remained a highlight throughout, whether it came in the form of a quilted sweatshirt with leather trim and elbow patches, a baseball jacket mixing leathers and tweed, or a big red coat.

There were knit dresses with pull-on ease, and half-shirt, half-dress hybrids with parachute silk trains floating behind black trousers. And if you thought you were tired of leopard print by now, we've got news. It's still pervasive for aw13, but it was so creatively done at DKNY - blown up and shrunken down in roomy jumpers, or panelled into jackets - that it feels like a whole new beast. An urban one, without any cougarish overtones.

It was all very cool. In fact, the beanies shown half-pulled-off of models' heads were twins to those worn by many of the street style stars in attendance.

The only non-NY touch? That would have to be Brit modelling star Delevingne, who opened and closed the show. But local sons Biggie Smalls and Frank Sinatra wrapped things up in a neat, hometown-pride finale. New York: it's right there in the name.

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