Dillards’ Karen Kane Show Draws A Fashionable Crowd


While fashion shows may be known as choreographed events, with size zero models and front row VIPs, this past Saturday’s Karen Kane fashion show at Dillards-Scottsdale Fashion Square challenged that idea and focused on the brand’s best asset, their own customers.  Not only were the guests loyal customers, but the runway models themselves were avid brand advocates. If you haven’t already heard of the brand, Karen Kane has been around since the late 1970’s and has been a strong influence in the fashion industry since. Based out of Los Angeles, the line has maintained its West Coast influence, while invoking style, comfort and sophistication. It’s also highly commendable to note that 80% of the brand is made in the USA. Kane follows a design philosophy of “simple clothing for women who lead complicated lives” and this has continued throughout the years, thus resulting in a following of loyal customers. In recent years, Kane has also launched another more contemporary line, Fifteen-Twenty, sold in many fashionable boutiques across the US, including Neiman Marcus in Scottsdale. This line is popular with stylish celebs, including Eva Longoria, Jessica Biel, and Hilary Duff.

Talented local fashion bloggers were lucky enough to receive an invitation to the event by the designer’s own son, Michael Kane, who is the brand’s Marketing Director. Bloggers included Karen McKnight of Scottsdale Fashionista and Dustin Hoyman of Indie Stitch, along with Phoenix Fashion Week’s own Media Team! The audience and media were thoroughly entertained, not only with the on-trend fashion items, but the customers wearing them on the runway, creating an infectious energy. Looks from the Karen Kane Holiday 2011 collection were shown on the runway, including leopard, sequins, florals and stripes. Customers were also able to shop these looks in the brand’s section at Dillards following the show and quickly grabbed up their favorite pieces.

See below for a pictorial recap of the show, including some adorable fashions you can pick up at Dillards! Enjoy!

Michael Kane with local fashion bloggers

Marketing Director Michael Kane

For more information on the brand, visit their website: http://www.karenkane.com, Follow them on Twitter or Like their Facebook  page for updates!

Article by Lauren Pfingstag for Phoenix Fashion Week, Photos by Rosemary Woods and Lauren Pfingstag

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    • Yolanda aka YOLI
    • November 3rd, 2011

    LAUREN THANKS FOR THE GREAT BLOG ABOUT THE KAREN KANE SHOW . IT WAS A LOT OF WORK BUT SO REWARDING . IT WAS A PLEASURE HAVING YOU AT DILLARD’S …STOP BY ANY TIME TO SEE THE MONTHLY NEW LOOKS. SEE YA THERE . YOLI -KAREN KANE SPECIALIST AT DILLARD’S FASHION SQUARE

  1. November 3rd, 2011

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