Our DKNY collection predominantly features a variety of tops from the 1990s, including vintage t-shirts and sweatshirts. Often featuring the distinctive upper-case logo, DKNY items offer a standout and trendy vintage look. Scroll through our webpages at Europe’s favourite online vintage clothing store.
A bit of history… Literally translated as ‘Donna Karen New York’, DKNY is a New York-based fashion house founded in 1984, with a younger, more affordable line, released in 1989. DKNY clothing was designed for the professional woman; a fashionable and chic brand that revolutionized office wear. However, frustrated by her daughter’s continuous wardrobe raids and subsequent realisation that there was a significant void in the market, Donna Karen designed her diffusion line five years later. Not only a range for the modern teenager, but one that featured ground-breaking items with androgynous and gender fluid designs, wrapping men’s ties around female models’ waists and promoting loose fitting t-shirts for all.
DKNY’s unmistakeable logo made it into the 90s streetwear culture with ease, utilising its New York associations to promote itself as an urban and modern brand. More recently, supermodels, notably Cara Delevingne, have been part of a campaign returning to the 90s style, with extensive t-shirt dresses and chunky jumpsuits.
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Vintage DKNY lines: DKNY jeans, DKNY active, DKNY men.
What are they known for: Vintage streetwear, vintage sweatshirts, vintage designer.
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