DKNY is an acronym for Donna Karan New York. DKNY is a fashion label from Donna Karan featuring a young, hip clothing line that is more affordable than the Donna Karan New York line of fashions.
Donna Karan founded the DKNY label in 1984. Her daughter, Gaby, was the inspiration for the DKNY label, which was geared toward a younger audience. The clothing line featured a fun and fashionable ready-to-wear collection. The success of the DKNY label led to a number of offshoot labels, including DKNY Jeans, DKNY Active, DKNY Underwear, DKNY Juniors, DKNY Kids, DKNY Men and DKNY Pure.