DKNY HosieryDKNY is a true success story, that of its chief designer, Donna Karan. The origins of the company reach back to 1984, when Donna Karan laid the foundations of a fashion empire, together with her late husband, Stephan Weiss. DKNY, a more urban-oriented branch of the operation, was founded two years later, in 1986.
The success of the enterprise was so great that in 1996, it became a publicly traded company. Five years later, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton came into the picture. The French conglomerate is currently the owner.
According to Donna Karan, the success of the brand is due to the basic feminine instincts which have always been behind the creative processes born at the company. The presence of New York on the label is an expression of attitude according to Donna Karan. DKNY clothing is focused on creative people, who never know where the day will end up taking them. The label isn’t just a one-dimensional foray into the creative side of fashion. It takes care of the entire picture from head to toe. As such, Donna Karan Hosiery isn’t at the center of the picture, it’s a mere part of it: an accessory but in the same time something essential to fulfilling the creator’s vision of delivering ‘everything one needs to pull oneself together’.
DKNY stores can currently be found world-over. The first flagship DKNY operation was launched in London in 1994. In 1999, DKNY flagship stores started popping up all over New York City: uptown, SoHo and Madison Avenue.
Donna Karan’s roots are all about fashion and about The City too: she was born on Long Island, to a father who was a tailor and a mother who was a showroom model and fashion sales representative. Having started out at Parson’s School of Design, Karan grew into one of the top US fashion designers over the years. Her achievements were marked by several accolades, testimony to the respect her peers bore for her work.
DKNY hosiery is focused on quality as well as price. DKNY tights take up the $15-$24 price-range and they include a variety of pantyhose, leggings and knee-highs. Given how DKNY isn’t a bona-fide hosiery maker, the pantyhose sold under the label are probably manufactured elsewhere.
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