Karen Kane is an American fashion designer. She is famous for her relaxed and California-inspired feeling designs. Karen was born on July 23, 1956, in Ohio. She got married in 1979, to Lonnie Kane, and now she is running her clothing brand out of Vernon, California.
Kane was the youngest child among the three, and they moved from Akron suburb, Ohio to Santa Barbara, California. That is where Karen Kane learned to sew and other things related to fashion. Her biggest achievement was a statewide competition where she won by presenting a hand-stitched coat of her own. Coco Chanel, Ralph Lauren, and Karl Lagerfeld are some of her role models.
A little more about Karen’s professional life
Karen has been a leader at In sourcing progression in America. 2012 was a changing year for Karen as she got her first invitation to the White House by President Barack Obama. The same year she also got a visit by Demetrosis Marantis.
She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising at the age of 19 and also met her husband and future business partner. They started their brand from their garage Studio City and expanded it to various platforms such as Macy’s, Bon Ton, Zappos, and Amazon. Her business is family-oriented and Lonnie has also become the Chairman of the California Fashion Association. The licensing and marketing department is under Michael, their elder son.
By that time, Karen introduced a division of sweaters, tops, and knit dresses along with contemporary designs. Karen Kane launched a collection named Fifteen Twenty in 2008, having knit cloths, silk, and leather in it. Celebrities were involved in carrying the dresses. A causal collection was also launched to complement Fifteen twenty entitled Red 23, but later it was merged back to fifteen-twenty. Now, it is a full collection of dresses, tops, skirts, pants, and jackets. In 2006, another causal collection was launched, having a vast size range from XS to XL, and also a plus-size division was introduced as petite size.
What is her family doing?
Lonnie, Kane’s husband, is serving both as the president of Karen Kane and Chairman of the California Fashion Association. The elder son Michael is the brand director and marketing. While the younger son is following in the footsteps of his parents and designed his tee-shirt collection in 2010. He went to Parsons School of Design from 20212 to 2016.
Awards and Honors
Kane received various awards and honors during her career.
- Fashion Industries Guild nomination for California Designer of the Year – 1995
- Dallas Fashion Award for Modern wear Designer of the Year – 2006
- LA Business Journal Women Making a Difference Award Nominee – 2012
- LA Business Journal Southern California Apparel Award Finalist – 2014
A Sneak peek at personal lifestyle
Home gardening is the favorite hobby of Karen. She likes to spend time with family and travel to different places and explore new apparel and ideas. She seems to be a great supporter of the Santa Barbara Cottage House. She has been in relationship with Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, and Cedars Sinai Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Karen Kane also runs a scholarship named Karen Kane.
Karen Kane clothing
Karen Kane’s clothing started with a vision of incredible fit and feel, manufactured from the best fabric and advanced techniques. They have kept their initials as a firm basis, and now it has become a family business. Remember, it was started by the couple only!
She comes up with trendy designs that can bloom your wardrobe from all types of colors and dresses like maxis, dresses, sweaters, tee-shirts, etc., offering various lengths that suit your choice. She has a vast range in bottoms, also covering denim, shirts, shorts, and flappers. Their perfect slim-fit can be carried all day long and still make you feel comfortable.
Want something different? You can go for their boho jumpsuit, which is easy to wear and can be carried at work or casual parties. Whether you like a classic black jumpsuit or you prefer a fun floral jumpsuit having a tapered leg, they have all the perfect playsuit pieces for any occasion. The flattering fit waist gives a sassy look, and the pockets help to carry the essentials.
They have a wide range of articles covering all the casuals and formals for all seasons and for every time of the day. A great blend of colors is used. From silhouette, chic jackets, blazers, kimono to t-shirts, jeans, flappers, and other bottoms, everything is designed with such grace that it adds warmth to your look. A combo of blush cargo jacket or plaid shirt jacket can add uniqueness to the simplest t-shirt and jeans. They have also got plus-size articles which attract a wide range of buyers.
The fabric and material of their articles are reliable and can work out for all personal and professional platforms. It provides you comfort, style, confidence, everything in each piece. A buttery soft cardigan is a necessity year-round, as is an easy-to-throw-on athleisure hoodie. The addition of cardigans, hoodies, printed pullovers, and cable knits to your closet will enlighten it up.
The fitting has always been a great concern of people, so Karen Kane has come up with a broad number of articles covering all sizes. There are designs for those having height under 5’4” with shorter length and inseams, narrow shoulders, and comfortable fits that go along with your unique and beautiful body shape. Whether you’re looking for tops, petite jeans, leggings, or blouses, they offer all the wardrobe essentials with our women’s petite clothing line.
Karen Kane clothing collection
Their collection is comprised of:
- Sweaters and sweatshirts
- Kid’s collection
What makes Karen Kane dresses and brand different
- Karen Kane’s clothing ensures the availability of the finest fabric.
- They make their processes environment-friendly.
- Karen Kane is also working for women’s empowerment by giving 70% job opportunities to them.
- About three-quarters of their employees are from underprivileged areas and populations.
- They pay them hourly and also provide health benefits.
- They work on their employee’s mental, physical, and emotional well-being altogether.