After a year full of what seems like nearly every major fashion house changing hands, the latest brand to switch things up is DKNY. Now that G-III has officially acquired Donna Karan International from LVMH, Creative Directors Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne have announced their departure from DKNY. The Public School designers had been with Donna Karan since April 2015.
Of their exit, Chow and Osborne told Women's Wear Daily, "Given the company sale and subsequent change in strategies, we have decided to step down and focus on our own business, Public School. It’s been an unbelievable experience to work side by side with the wonderful people at DKNY, especially our amazing design team and atelier. We wish the company success in the future.”
Caroline Brown, CEO of Donna Karan International, will also be leaving the company. As for Donna Karan herself, she to WWD, “I want to send everyone at the company my love and thanks for their enormous energy, passion, creativity and dedication, and good wishes as this new chapter begins.” We’re excited, too, to see what this new venture may bring for the company and who it’ll name as the next creative director. Stay tuned here for updates, and be sure to click over to WWD to ready the full story.
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