In 1979, newlyweds Lonnie and Karen Kane launched a colorful collection of silk tops from the garage of their small Studio City home. The idea was simple: easy, effortless style with a laid-back luxe California vibe. Karen’s concept of understated glamour caught on quickly. Within a year, Lonnie and Karen moved to a new space downtown to keep up with demand.
As Karen’s company grew, so did her family. The birth of her sons, together with changing trends in fashion, encouraged Karen to shift her designs toward expressing a full lifestyle aesthetic.