DKNY shoes is the diffusion line of Donna Karan, a company which was founded in 1984 by Donna Karan and her late husband, Stephan Weiss. The company achieved great success and was bought out by LVMH - the company behind the Louis Vuitton and Gucci brands, amongst others. After the buy out, the diffusion line DKNY, standind for Donna Karan New York, was founded in 1989.
For this season, the shoe collection has both high shoes and flat shoes; stiletto heels and wedges are in evidence together with platform soles. Colours are taupe, silver metallic, gold metaillic. The current season also has a range of trainers.
The DKNY Marcey Taupe Metallic Sandals, pictured left, are stiletto heeled platform sandals from the current range. They have an undershot platform sole, criss cross metallic leather straps and a zip fastening at the back.
My favourite DKNY shoes from the new season are the DKNY Quinn Pumps in Taupe and Silver, pictured right, although they are nearly sold out now. I love the high silver heel, and the contrast between the futuristic metallic silver upper and the taupe suede toes. The ankle strap holds the foot securely in the shoe and the wide platform sole allows you to walk tall without sacrificing comfort.
Also check out the DKNY Margaret Platform Wedges in taupe or black. These shoes are slick and comfortable, and team effortlessly with silk trousers and block colours, party dresses and cocktail frocks.
They are nice and high, yet the low angle between the heel and the sole provides day long comfort for feet which are too often pushed into shoes that are way too uncomfortable.
Gemma Arterton and Christy Turlington have both been seen out and about wearing a pair of DKNY sandals. The style Gemma wore is called "Elena". I don't know the name of the style that Christy was seen wearing, but they were white and had a wedge heel and platform sole.
my-wardrobe.com is a great place to buy DKNY shoes and sandals and they can all be purchased online. Styles on sale at the time of writing included the Quinn, Marcey and Margaret heels and the Martine spotty patent ballet pumps.
my-wardrobe.com is UK based but offers worldwide delivery. They have won many awards for their wonderful customer service.
Daniel Footwear also sell a small range of DKNY footwear. The DKNY snakeskin strappy sandals picture at the top right of this page were in the sale at the time of writing, but only limited sizes were available. They also have a range of DKNY trainers including the Hudson wedge style in black or gold, together with DKNY flat trainers in black, grey or white.
Daniel Footwear is UK based but offers worldwide delivery.