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Raleigh Fashion Show

Last month at the Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, Belk teamed up with The Junior League of Raleigh and hosted the 2nd annual Fashion Forward, a benefit celebrating this season’s must-have trends. They honored, special guest her, herself Mrs. Karen Kane. Belk debuted the spring collections of this season’s most fashionable designers. You can check out photos from the show by clicking here..Raleigh Fashion Show 2013

Tagged Fashion Froward, junior league, karen kane, Raleigh Nc, Spring Collections

Karen Kane in the Spring 2013 issue of Atlanta Social Season Magazine

Everyone loves a good maxi. Our Karen Kane Striped Maxi Tank Dress was featured on page 38 in the Atlanta Social Season Magazine spread called “It’s all in the detail”. The Atlanta Social calls this dress “feminine in a bold way”. Do you agree? We do!

Tagged Karen Kane 2013, Maxi Dresses, Spring/Summer

The Perfect Accesory

Nothing compliments a spring/summer outfit better than a beautiful scarf. Wearing it around your neck, head or purse, the possibilities are endless. Style network has featured Karen Kane’s super chic seahorse  print scarf on their website and Facebook page. You can check it out on the Style Network.  This fun piece is 100% silk and will look fabulous with any outfit. If you are interested in ordering online, you can find it at Karen Kane.





Tagged fashion, Kare Kane, Scarves, Sea Horses, spring collection

Karen Kane Q&A

Always wanted to ask Karen where she gets her inspiration from? Well M/I/S/C Magazine of already did!

Check out the Q&A with Karen in their Winter 2013 Issue below:

The Winter Issue Cover

Karen’s Q&A

Tagged editorial, karen kane, misc magazine

Collections and Cocktails

So Spring 2013 market is finally over at the Karen Kane showroom. No more back-to-back appointments, sample rack scavenging, or belated blog posts. All-in-all we believe the market show was a huge success!

Buyer’s from all over the country came in to see the Spring 2013 line and many raved about Karen’s congruence with trend.  Our colored lace bodies, which flowed from month-to-month received much applause, as did our multitude of spring dresses (including a new LBD package that every girl must have in her closet). Our dabble in peplum gained popularity as did our printed pants, various motorcycle jackets, and new wrinkle-resistant travel fabrication.

Some best sellers to be on the lookout for next Spring:

February’s Indigo Bay:

1. Small Stripe Motorcycle Jacket, $222

2. Rolled Sleeve Pocket Shirt, $98

3. Kaleidoscope Print 3/4 Sleeve Dress, $119

4. Tie Front Pocket Shirt, $98

5. Ikat Border Printed Pull On Pant, $99

Indigo Bay












March’s Coral Reef:

1. Whimsical Print Tie Shirt, $88

2. Mirror Print Exposed Zipper Dress, $128

3. Ombre Cowl Neck Top, $79

4. Snake Print Cascade Wrap Dress, $158

5. Coral Crochet Tank Dress, $119

Coral Reef












April’s Electric Tide:

1. Linen Motorcycle Jacket, $188

2. Aztec Burst Maxi Dress, $158

3. Exposed Zipper Lace Tank, $108

4. Reflection Print Sleeveless Dress, $128

5. Paisley Keyhole Scarf Top, $88

Electric Tide













We finished off market “week” (I use parenthesis because it really spans the course of three), with a cocktail party for one of Karen Kane’s nationwide accounts, Macy’s. The party, planned by our very own Assistant Account Executive, Sydney, was huge success! Our own retail merchandising Director, Shawn, came up with the fabulous idea; and her delightful husband, Michael, offered up his professional bartending skills for the event. He even developed two specialty cocktails, the Macy’s Margarita and the Cucumber Gimlet, for which we’ve provided recipes below:

Macy’s Margarita:

- 1 shot Patron Silver tequila

- 1 shot St. Germain

- 1/4 grapefruit, juice squeezed fresh

- Ice (fill to top of glass)

- Sour Mix

- Drop Agave syrup

- Salt (for rim)

Mix all drink ingredients in shaker w/ice. Pour over fresh ice in salted margarita glass. Garnish w/fresh slice of grapefruit.

Cucumber Gimlet:

- 2 shots Bombay Sapphire gin

- 1/4 cup muddled cucumber

- 1 lime, fresh squeezed

- 1/4 cup simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)

- Ice (fill to top of glass)

Mix all drink ingredients in shaker w/ice. Pour over fresh ice in tall Collins glass. Garnish w/fresh slice of cucumber.

The hors devours spread at the cocktail party. Yum!

The Karen Kane New York Showroom



















Now that the fun has ended, it’s back to our regular weekly schedules here at Karen Kane. They are nothing short of exciting though, I must assure you. Don’t worry though, we are now back to our regular blog posting schedule of Monday – Friday.

Hope you stay tuned!

The Karen Kane team during market.

Tagged ashly juskus, celie mayhall, courtney richardson, fashion, karen kane, market, new york, recipes, showroom, spring 2013, sydney holladay, tiffany bowe

Fashion’s Night Out

Grab your wallets and your new heels ladies, tonight is Fashion’s Night Out! Some of us at the Karen Kane showroom, here in New York City, will go strolling down the street after the office to check out Macy’s Herald Square on 34th st. Nothing short of a miracle, the “World’s Largest Department Store” will be unveiling the “World’s Largest Shoe Floor” tonight while hosting a plethora of of other activities from a Benefit Cosmetics bash with one of our favorite reality t.v. stars, Emily Maynard to party hosting tips with the Macy’s Culinary Council and complimentary cocktails. Of course, we will be sure to check out the 5th floor to get some fashion advice from Clinton Kelly and shop the Karen Kane Fall Collection. Stay tuned for pics from the events!








Down in Tampa, International Plaza hosted a variety of fun FNO events. Check out the Karen Kane catwalk and models on the runway outside Dillard’s (below).

The Catwalk

Model wearing our V-Neck Bow Blouse from the Sequoia collection. Click to get the look!

Model showcasing our Chevron dress from the Sequoia collection. Click to get the look!

Back in New York at the Lord & Taylor flagship on 39th street, women shopping Fashion’s Night Out tried their luck at the Karen Kane lock box. The box contained a $600 Karen Kane shopping spree for one lucky winner with the matching key. At 10:27 pm we found our woman!

Women trying their keys at the lock box.

Tagged clinton kelly, emily maynard, fall 2012, fashion's night out, FNO, giveaways, karen kane, macy's, the bachelorette, trends

The “Little Black Dress” Gets an Update for Fall 2012

This year, Karen Kane partnered with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising to present an exciting project to the school’s 3rd year Advanced Design Students. Longing to update the classic “little black dress,” Karen challenged each student to come up with their own modern interpretation of the style for Fall 2012. The prize? The winning student’s design would be added to the Karen Kane collection and sold in stores this upcoming fall. Needless to say, the excited students got to work quickly.

Over the course of 9 months, each of the 10 students sketched out ideas, presented them to Karen, and worked with her on executing their designs. They produced patterns, made samples, and worked with Karen to fit them on a model. After getting feedback from Karen, each designer revised their dresses and prepped them for their big runway premiere at FIDM’s annual Debut Gala. After the dresses made their appearance on the runway (watch the show below!), Karen announced the winner – and to everyone’s surprise – she picked three winning designs! Congratulations to the winners of the Karen Kane Little Black Dress Challenge – First Place: Joshua Christensen, Second Place: Tracy Moore, and Third Place: Wensi Gao. We can’t wait to see the dresses when they come out this upcoming Fall – look for them at a store near you!

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Tagged advanced design, competitions, debut, dresses, fall 2012, fashion institute, FIDM, fidm debut, guest designer, joshua christensen, little black dress, project runway, runway show, tracy moore, wensi gao

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