Donna Karan is an American fashion designer, one of the most influential people in the business. She was born into a family that was closely linked to fashion. Her mother was a showroom model and her father was a suit designer. Therefore, her career choice only came naturally.She started working for Anne Klein as a designer until 1985, when the Donna Karan New York brand was born. The American designer always wanted to design modern clothes for modern people and functionality was a big part of the creative process. She designs clothing for men and women and her collections are highly appreciated worldwide. According to the Donna Karan Brand Profile, her womenswear designs have kept their practical, but feminine features. Donna Karan likes to highlight the sensual silhouette, but with an urban twist. There is always an accessory or a special piece that gives an outfit a special vibe.