Inspired by her daughter Gaby, Donna Karan founded DKNY in 1989 as a
younger, more affordable diffusion line to run alongside her existing
Donna Karan New York label. Many labels and brands have branched off
of the original DKNY brand/label including
DKNY Jeans, DKNY Active,
DKNY Underwear, DKNY Juniors, DKNY Kids, DKNY Pure.
DKNY Men, launched
in 1992, consists of tailored suits, dress wear, formalwear, casual wear,
sportswear, and shoes.
Donna Karan was a pioneer. A woman designing for women. Modern
woman—forward-thinking, confident, and self-assured—succeeding in the
world, while pulling off the balancing act of life. Since its
inception in 1989, DKNY has been synonymous with New York, inspired by the
energy and attitude of the city. Drawing on Karan's original principle of
designing for the woman who never knew where the day would take her, DKNY
has transformed into a global lifestyle powerhouse: the dynamic wardrobe
of everything you need to live a New York life—wherever that may be.
Learn more about the women's DKNY
In July 2016 French luxury giant LVMH, which has owned Karan’s company
since 2001, even though she stayed on to run the brands — shelved her
flagship line Donna Karan International shortly after she left in June
2015 and said it would “substantially increase its focus" on her DKNY
brand, which revolutionized women’s fashion in the ’80s.
LVMH sold Donna Karan International, with the 'Donna Karan' and 'DKNY'
brands, to the G-III Apparel Group in 2016 for $650 million.
G-III, based in New York City, is a manufacturer and distributor of
clothing and accessories under their owned brands, licensed brands, and
private label brands.
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