Donna Karan International is going through a lot of changes. Late last month, Public School designers Maxwell Osbourne and Dao-Yi Chow were announced as the new creative directors of the DKNY brand. The company also hired Apple’s Hector Muelas to fill the newly-created chief image officer role. Today, we get news of more shakeups from DKI. Their chief of marketing and PR Patti Cohen has decided to step down after over 30 years at the company.
With the announcement of Osbourne, Chow and Muelas’ appointments, DKI said that Patti’s role would shift to executive vice president of global public relations and communications. It is for this reason that the news comes as a bit of a surprise. It is not yet clear if DKI will be hiring someone to fill Cohen’s vacated seat, though after such a long stint at the company, she will undoubtedly be impossible to replace.