*Bangs head against wall.*
However, Donna Karan sold DKNY to luxury behemoth LVMH in 2015 and it has since changed ownership again, coming into the
French fashion giants LVMH and Kering - who own many of the leading luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Céline, Dior, DKNY
With Londoner Mariah Idrissi featured in a hijab on the H&M 'close the loop' recycling campaign video, it seems that everyone wants the Muslim fashionistas. Marketers have woken up to Ramadan as a potential parallel to Christmas - another festival that can be commercialised once brands realise that Muslim women often buy new clothes to wear or to gift at holiday time.
I'm on the 1 train in NYC, I literally can't move, the train is taking what feels like forever and the AC isn't working again. It's a good job I'm 6ft 3 and have my own air up here - New York Fashion Week has begun and I'm going to be a part of it.
Spot the difference.. Rita Ora Wearing a plunging frock which already showed off plenty of cleavage, Rita risked embarrassment
DKNY are embracing the whole local/global and curating trends with their first concept store. From east to west London and from uptown NYC to downtown, all over the world different neighbourhoods have their own, individual styles. What American design powerhouse DKNY have done is to take their approach to an even more refined, local, boutique level.
Every August I spend a week or so in Oxfordshire visiting my in-laws, who live in a sweet little village six miles outside of Oxford. While we are there, we take long walks in the countryside, have lunch by the river and barbeques in the evening, spending time with our five year old nephew who we don't see enough of.
And while we are more open to purchasing electronic products that are China- made, many of us are still resistant to paying top dollars for a designer bag or a dress that's manufactured there (as opposed to home countries of these fashion houses). Admit it, there is hesitation. So, why the prejudice?