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DKNY 'considering new creative director'

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DKNY 'considering new creative director'

DKNY is looking for a new creative director, according to reports.

The label was launched in the late 80s by designer Donna Karan, whose aim was to create an affordable line for young women, and has been a New York Fashion Week staple ever since.

Donna left her role as CEO of the company in 1997 but remained in charge of the design team, with Jane Chung remaining the longtime executive vice president of design.

However, WWD reports DKNY is now on the hunt for someone new to head the group at the company.

It's thought chief executive officer of Donna Karan International, Caroline Brown, is hoping to hire a young designer for the role and is currently rounding up candidates. The likes of Prabal Gurung, A.L.C. designer Andrea Lieberman and Public School are said to be of interest to Caroline to join the brand, which comes under the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton umbrella.

While Andrea had no comment on the possible venture, Maxwell Osborne - who joins Dao-Yi Chow in helming Public School - simply said he wasn't considering the job "at this moment". He added that he and his design partner are already busy enough at the moment with their own brand.

Rumours have been swirling for some time that Donna will step down from DKNY. Last February following her New York Fashion Week stint insiders predicted she may exit soon after.

Those claims were branded false though after a spokesperson cleared things up to the New York Post.

"Donna is the chief designer of the company," the spokesperson said at the time.

"Anything else should be considered a rumour."

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