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JCI FAD News: A New DKNY

10
09.2015

Public School Takes Over DKNY

A New DKNY

The first DKNY collection by designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School will make its runway debut this month in New York City.

Donna Karan stepped down from her role as Creative Director of her namesake company last April, and LMVH appointed the Public School Boys as the new creative directors of the iconic brand.

Karan’s plan is to dedicate her time to the Urban Zen Foundation, which she founded in 2007. “LVMH and I have made this decision after much soul searching,” Karan said.

Karan’s role in the rise of American fashion is massive and inspiring. She may be best known for her “seven easy pieces,” the mix-and-match wardrobe that changed the way American women thought about clothes when it was introduced in 1985. But she was also one of the first designers to take her company public. In June of 1996, Donna Karan International debuted on the New York Stock exchange. It was bought by LVMH in 2010.

It was no secret Donna Karan felt neglected by LVMH, she had felt they had not paid DKNY the necessary attention it needed. “I would love to work more with them, but Vuitton has given me the cold shoulder,” she said.

Its a big role for the Public School boys to take on. With so much anticipation for the re-launch of DKNY all eyes will be on these guys this month.

~Sunja Link, FAD Industry Liaison


The objective of the Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma (FAD) program is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry, combining both creative and business elements. This diverse approach gives our grads a distinct advantage both in knowledge and skill. Covering every facet of the fashion industry, this unique program  prepares students for careers in merchandising, buying, sales, design, public relations, advertising/marketing, importing/exporting, creative direction, illustration, bridal consulting, and much more.

 

 

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