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Donna Karan steps away from namesake label

Donna Karan steps away from namesake label

Donna Karan announced today that she will be stepping down as chief designer of Donna Karan International to devote more time to her stand-alone Urban Zen brand, and to her charitable causes. No successor will be named. For now, the brand has decided to suspend Karan’s runway shows and collections, and rely on licensees to support the business, including the contemporary brand DKNY. Karan will remain as an advisor at Donna Karan International, according to a company statement. “I have arrived at a point in my life where I need to spend more time to pursue my Urban Zen commitment to its fullest potential and follow my vision of philanthropy and commerce with a focus on...

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