I agree with the colour palette. But I find myself desperately trying to adore this collection just as much as S/S 11. At the moment I'm just attributing it to nice pieces that haven't been styled to their full potential.
The material and details on the floppy hats veer too close to fisherman bucket hats for me, yuck. Typical DKNY collection, I felt like they stepped it up for the Fall collection and became more modern and hip, but now they've regressed back to their usual fare of bright colors and floral prints.