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Here again an ultimate fashion tribute for the UK Fashion Emporium fashion alphabets. This time, let’s take a look on the key of “K” Fashion brands that really hits each network on world of fashion. The Designer Clothes brands that belong to category of “K” fashion was pretty exhilarating to their own precised master piece that they shared into world of Fashionistas. The fashion brands that belongs to K fashion are known in every fashion city where their networks are huge and boost up. So, here’s the list of K fashion designer clothing that surely keep you on holding the key in successful fashion lifestyle this year.
K-Swiss refuses to remain neutral in the sports shoe wars. K-Swiss sells athletic, training, and children’s shoes; apparel; and accessories. Shoppers keep coming back to the K-Swiss Classic, the white, all-weather, leather tennis shoe that was introduced in 1966 by its founders. Apparel from K-Swiss is aimed at upscale buyers of athletic gear and suburban casual wear. K-Swiss products, marketed under its namesake and Royal Elastics brands, are made by independent suppliers — almost entirely in China — and are sold in department and specialty retail stores, primarily in the US. Chairman, president, and CEO Steven Nichols owns about 93% of the company’s voting shares.
Kangol is a British clothing company famous for its headwear. Founded in Cleator, Cumbria, England in 1938 by Jaques Spreiregen, Kangol (the K from silk, the ANG from angora, the OL from wool) produced hats for workers, golfers, and especially soldiers. They were the major beret suppliers to the armed forces during World War II, including famously Field Marshal Montgomery. From head to toe, Kangol Limited licenses its signature hats, footwear, and accessories (bags, watches) to be sold throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. In addition to nearly 10 standalone stores in China, Japan, and South Korea, Kangol sells its designs through such specialty and department stores as Selfridges, Nordstrom, and Harrods. Founded in 1938 to make military berets in England, the brand is today enjoying popularity with the hip-hop community. The Kangol brand is owned by sporting goods retailer Sports Direct International (SDI). The company announced plans to extend the brand to apparel in 2009.
As an established knitwear designer Karen Cole has developed her own collection for women with an ageless agenda. Karen Cole designs are fundamentally stylish and ethical at the same time. Renowned for being suited to women of all ages, the Karen Cole collection aims to be elegant and classic without sacrificing fashion credentials. As an ethical retail label, Karen Cole supports a supply chain of social and economic sustainability and is socially and environmentally responsible for its practices. Using New Zealand Merino wool, products are machine washable, anti static, easy care and breathable. The label produces both casual day wear as well as smart and tailored pieces.
German fashion designer. After moving to Paris at age 14, he went on to create designs for such established labels as Pierre Balmain, Chloe, Valentino, and Fendi. He is best known as the creative power behind the modern revival of the house of Chanel, which he joined in 1983. Lagerfeld consistently managed to merge the spirit of the times with the chic, timeless identity established by the house’s founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, making Chanel one of the most coveted and influential labels in late 20th-century fashion.
Karrimor is a brand of outdoor and sports equipment and clothing. It was founded in 1946 by Charles and Mary Parsons with Grace Davies who hand-sewed cotton-duck cycle pannier bags from the upstairs of their Lancashire cycle shop. Karrimor went on to build an international reputation for outdoor clothing, rucksacks and footwear. The Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire based company was bought in 1999 by South African leisure group Cullinan Holdings which immediately cut manufacturing with the loss of 80 jobs. It had previously been acquired by 21 Invest, part of the Italian Benetton empire, in 1996 for £7 million. The brand went into receivership in 2004. Within 24 hours it was bought out by Lonsdale Sports, who broke up the company, selling the outlets and retaining only the rights to the name, which was licensed to such events as the Karrimor International Mountain Marathon. Sports Direct, Lonsdale’s parent company, now sell Karrimor branded products across all their UK stores.
If you’re looking for something fresh and individual in the world of women’s wear then Karta could be the designer brand for you. Launched in 2007 by Californian designer Judi Lambert; Karta is the modern way to do classic chic. The Karta collection features familiar and much loved shapes from the swinging 60’s, graphic designs from the sexy 70’s and boutique statement finishers. Somewhere along the way Judi Lambert has also managed to make this range super modern and wearable. Not only does Karta make you feel like you’re adorned in something truly unique but you can also feel safe in the knowledge that you’re going to be ahead of the fashion pack.
A British designer as much recognized for her political and environmental beliefs as she is for her catwalk collections, Katharine Hamnett designed some of the most plagiarized fashion ideas in the 1980s. Hamnett set up her own company in 1979 after freelancing for various European companies for ten years. Although the designer claims she never intended to become involved in the manufacturing side of the fashion industry, preferring to concentrate solely on design, she was often, as a freelancer, treated badly. In 1979 she produced her own collection under the Katharine Hamnett Ltd. label, of which six jackets were taken by the London fashion retailer, Joseph Ettedgui, and subsequently sold out. Hamnett’s early collections utilized parachute silk, cotton jersey, and drill, which she cut as functional unisex styles, based on traditional workwear that became her hallmark and, like many of her designs, spawned a thousand imitations.
KAYIKO – The Private Luxury Label by Karin Oèbster – offers avant-garde designer fashion and accessories in exclusive limited editions and individual pieces for self-conscious, cosmopolitan people who value design, quality and individual luxury. “Less is more” is the philosophy behind the unique style of KAYIKO. A style which is appreciated by connoisseurs the whole world over.
The KAYIKO shop in Vienna is located in one of the most beautiful Biedermeier houses in the sixth district. In contrast to the facade, the rooms are kept deliberately simple. Male and female customers are personally looked after in a private atmosphere in a shop that can barely be seen from the outside. The KAYIKO collections for ladies and men are only available in the KAYIKO shop in Vienna. Moreover, KAYIKO has been recommended for years by the exclusive Louis-Vuitton City Guide to Vienna.
Kenzo launched in 1970 as the brainchild of Japanese-born Kenzo Takada. The look epitomizes “West meets East,” merging fun prints with an ethnic vibe, flowers (the house’s signature), and textures to blend Kenzo’s natural Japanese influences with Parisian culture. In 1983, Kenzo launched menswear, and five years later, the first Kenzo fragrance was introduced, starting a highly successful series of fragrances and skin care. Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy bought the label in 1993, and the next year the house covered the Parisian Pont Neuf Bridge in 10,000 flowers. At the age of 60, Takada announced his retirement in 1999. Now, the designer at the helm is Sardinia-based Antonio Marras, who joined the brand in September 2003 and continues the original vision of creating clothes for the woman or man who’s not afraid of color and prints, but still wants to look pulled together.
In 1968, Daniel Raufast came across a poster advertising the musical Hair. Interested by all the barefooted youngsters wearing jeans, he developed a new shoe concept which he believed to be more compatible with the blue-jean generation. The designer Jacques Chevallereau then created the first ‘jean boot’. This new shoe was very different: the use of nubuck; shapes that looked more like short boots than regular shoes; tough crepe soles made with natural rubber, eyelets, contrast stitching, panels and appliqués all obviously referencing denim. The success was such that, within one season, Kickers production capacity grew from 300 to 12,000 pairs per month. By 1974, Kickers were selling in over 70 countries.
Catering for men, with a small ladies’ collection, King Apparel are a UK skatewear label producing mainly clothing and accessories in limited edition quantities. KING reflects British street culture and appeals to streetwise trendsetting men and women. Born in 2003 amidst the hip-hop, grime and skate scene in Britain, King Apparel mirrors the youth street subculture and is a highly respected label. In line with the fashion label, KING have formed ‘King Affiliates’ – a collective of Artists, DJ’s and skaters who have gained popularity for the brand as a whole. King Apparel is the essence of credibility in the street wear scene. Innovation, design, detailing and quality are the key themes of the brand. Currently stocked in the UK and Ireland, King Apparel can also be purchased through select online retailers.
It all began over 20 years ago when Joe Komodo recycled old Levi jeans into patchwork jackets and sold them on London’s Brick Lane. The brand has come a long way since those days but is still as friendly and accessible as ever. The Komodo label was established in 1988 and is now sold in dedicated stores worldwide, its own stores around Europe. The ethical designer brand provides edgy and on-trend product for men and women and aims to spread good vibes and messages by using natural and eco-friendly fabrics and yarns as well as supporting local workers in developing countries.
Krizia is a manufacturer and designer of handbags and clothes, founded by Mariuccia Mandelli in 1950 in Bergamo, Italy. Various Krizia labels are created every year like menswear, knitwear, handbags, and perfume. Krizia handbags are being sold almost all over the world.
A premium Dutch denim brand, Kuyichi was founded in 2001 and has a young and edgy style for both men and women. This urban label uses organic and fair-trade fabrics and yarns and sources the vast majority of it’s product from Peru in factories certified with labour standards against discrimination. Apart from the infamous denim wear that it’s best known for, Kuyichi, also trade a range of casual day wear and accessories. Each Kuyichi garment features a code that you can look up in order to find where the item was made and what it is made of.