Brandon Stanton is the photographer behind “Humans of New York,” a collection of street style photos from around the city. His website, also called Humans of New York, aims to be a “photographic census” of the city’s inhabitants.
A few months ago, Stanton was approached by the clothing company DKNY, who wanted to use his photos as part of a store display. They were willing to pay $15,000 for 300 of Stanton’s photos — a rate of $50 a photo. Stanton wanted more money, but DKNY balked, and the deal never went through.
Cut to this Monday, when a fan of Stanton’s site sent him a photo of a DKNY display window in Bangkok, covered in “Humans of New York” photos. Keep reading »
Get an “at the show” look at the new DKNY Fall 2013 collection in this awesome video, featuring Shay Mitchell, Victoria Justice and Ms. DKNY herself, Donna Karan. Probably the next best thing to going to the show, we say. Viva la NYFW!
DKNY has teamed up with champagne maker Veuve Clicquot to make these rain boots. Unless they magically get you drunk, we’d prefer to spend the $99 on a bottle of nice champagne, rather than be a walking advertisement. [WWD] Keep reading »
Last night, on the season finale of “Kell on Earth,” DNKY hired Kelly Cutrone’s team to produce a short viral video, since fashion is embracing the internet as the wave of the future. With a limited budget and only a day to shoot a short film, Kelly wrangled the camera guys, models, and PR girls while dealing with time restraints and police issues — all to show the world the power of a Cozy. So, just what is this object? Essentially, it’s simply a wrap sweater that comes in a variety of colors. But the key is to get crafty with your Cozy and learn to tie it in a bunch of different ways. You’ll show off your DIY skills and fashion styling sense, plus you’ll get to be part of Kelly’s power girl army she dreamed up for the video. Each Cozy retails for $195, but you can get your own 10 percent off today by becoming a member of DKNY. [The Recessionista] Keep reading »
Spandex shapewear doesn’t have such a great rep, previously making appearances in bad ’80s music videos and being the culprit behind embarrassing hookup moments. But things might be turning around. DKNY is about to give the oh-so-trendy Spanx a run for its money by launching a new line of tummy-tucking underwear that is meant to be a bit cooler, thanks to neon pink and blue colors. Grazia has pointed out that maybe there’s a trend beginning here, since the presentation of Topshop‘s “Unique” collection was filled with workout-like looks—sports bra-like bandeau tops were paired with Spandex biker shorts under jean shorts. Keep reading »
It can be a lot of work justifying new purchases when we’re totally broke and probably didn’t need that fifth tutu skirt if we’re being totally honest. So before you buy yet another black dress, consider a purchase you wouldn’t have to feel guilty about. DKNY‘s new charity tee shirt is the perfect, cute loophole in your no-shopping contract!
The simple black-and-white illustrated tee costs $65 and funds benefit one of five New York charities. Best part is that you get to pick which charity you want the money to go to. Pick one up at DKNY stores or online and bask in the glow of your new shirt and the karma points you’ll get for buying it. [Elle UK] Keep reading »