Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Donna Karan to step down as brand's chief designer

Donna Karan, founder of the eponymous womenswear brand, is quitting her role as chief designer with immediate effect.

Karan, who founded the business in 1984, will retain an advisory role.

In a statement, the American business said Karan’s decision to leave her day-to-day responsibilities was a personal one.

Her designer contributions have become less frequent since 1997 when she left her role as chief executive.

The company went public in 1996, and was acquired by French luxury group LVMH in 2000.

Karan plans to focus her efforts on Urban Zen, a clothing, lifestyle and homewares brand she set up in 2007.

In the UK, Donna Karan stockists include Harrods and Net-a-Porter.


Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.