DKNY Designer Home Accessories. DKNY is the spirit and energy of New York. Founded in 1989 by modern American designer Donna Karan, DKNY is the spirit and energy of New York. DKNY’s iconic brand imagery is embedded in the landscape of the city, which inspires its design. Design that is vibrant and creative, with a play of texture and graphics and versatile pieces that add lift and layers to a fashionably relaxed room. DKNY is the modern way to dress your life, your home and your world.