A limited edition chapter of the cult quarterly publication FRANK151 inspired by the iconic label DKNY was released by publisher Stephen Malbon. To mark the 25th anniversary of DKNY, the brand enlisted the publisher to deliver a chapter of the coveted quarterly dedicated to documenting the past, present, and future of the iconic design house.
The limited edition book features exclusive content from influencers including but not limited to: 13th Witness, A$AP Illz, Big Steve, Brandee Brown, Debi Mazar, Donna Karan, Dorith Mous, Emily Oberg, Futura, Harif Guzman, Jarlos, Kembra, Kevin Lyons, Kimmy Matulova, Maripol, Mike Bailey Gates, Nemo, Peter Arnell, Ricky Powell, Serge Becker, Soo Joo Park, Ulli Rimkus, Vashtie Kola, and more. Each contributor delivers content that speaks to the passion points of music, design, fashion, and cutting edge culture that both DKNY and FRANK151 share.
The book is an exploration of New York City through the eyes of DKNY and FRANK151 as the creative collective of individuals from both cultural brands collaborate to create exclusive content for the limited edition book.
The book was released worldwide on September 7th 2014, in conjunction with the showing of DKNY SS15 on the runway during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. Following the show, there was a private celebration; featuring music by CHYNNA a surprise guest alongside a carefully curated guest list that reflects the dynamic cultural reach of both DKNY and FRANK151. The event took place at the new MAX FISH space in downtown Manhattan on Sunday, September 7th 2014.
Donna Karan International is one of the world’s leading fashion design houses. It designs, markets and distributes collections of apparel, sportswear, accessories and shoes under the Donna Karan New York and DKNY brand names. The Company has selectively granted licenses for the manufacture and distribution of beauty and beauty related products, jeanswear, men’s sportswear and furnishings, men’s tailored clothing, hosiery, intimate apparel, coats, children’s apparel, watches, eyewear and home products.
FRANK151 is an independent internationally recognized media company based in New York City, with satellite offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo. Published since 1999, FRANK151 is a collectible quarterly, featuring special guest curators and unique editorial themes. Each “chapter” of FRANK151 presents exclusive and unvarnished content with a mindset that speaks to a global audience of culturally acute creators, agitators and connoisseurs.
In the Philippines, DKNY is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) – a member of the SSI Group – and is located at Rustan’s Makati, Rockwell, Bonifacio High Street Central, Shangri-la East Wing, Newport Mall, and 158 Designer’s Boulevard Alabang Town Center.