Cara Delevingne’s capsule collection for DKNY is finally here for you to feast your sportswear-starved eyes upon. It won’t be available worldwide until Oct. 15, so you have about two weeks to save up for a jacket, crop top or one of the particularly jaunty jumpsuits.
Ms. Delevingne worked with DKNY by combing through the label’s archives for inspiration to create these 15 pieces, a rep from DKNY said. It’s majorly influenced by sportswear, although all of the pieces are also suitable for the streets, especially given the current activewear craze.
The collection comes at a time when Ms. Delevingne’s career is in transition. She skipped most of New York Fashion Week in order to promote a movie in Toronto, and she’s just landed the plum lead role in Paper Towns, which comes from the author who wrote The Fault in Our Stars. It’s nice to see that even though her film career is heating up, she’s still got one sneakered foot firmly planted in the fashion world.
The model/actress herself/capsule collection designer herself wrote the press release for the line. Here is an excerpt:
I first started to work with DKNY almost 2 years ago. They always encouraged my design input, my personal style and my ideas from the very beginning of our working relationship. Our creative synergy only grew with time and before you knew it we were exchanging ideas for a jumpsuit. It was an organic process and it made sense. DKNY is urban and edgy but most of all, it’s individual! They truly embrace the weirdness in all of us, so you can really be yourself.
I love to layer every which way. There are 15 pieces to play with—no rules, no “looks”, just opportunities. For me, it starts with the crop top. It’s essential. You take it from there. A sweat suit/jumpsuit (put it on, and you’re done.) My dream pantsuit, because you can boy it up, split it up or suit it up, when needed. There are tanks, tees, fun hoodies, track pants, a leather crop bomber TO DIE FOR!! And, of course, an amazing parka— an urban must!!
Lucky New Yorkers can peruse the collection early; sales start at DKNY’s 59th Street flagship store on Oct. 8. Click through our slideshow to check out every last piece.