Anne Klein changed the way American women dress. The legendary designer introduced separates that could be easily mixed and matched to create cohesive outfits. Anne Klein defined American fashion and with casual but elegant sportswear and later with timepieces for modern working women.
The Anne Klein watch collection incorporates classic brand elements such as the Leo lion logo, lion mane print, and two-tone gold. Bracelet watches, which feature a metal mesh or a bangle band, are a popular choice for dress watches. For a jewelry-like appearance, opt for a dress watch with Swarovski crystal. Each Anne Klein watch has a stainless steel case back with an engraved lion logo as a nod to its designer.
Anne Klein launched her sportswear label in 1968, eventually expanding to include women’s separates, shoes, jewelry, watches, and accessories. Anne Klein’s designs focus on wearable pieces that are versatile classics. For example, a watch with a rose gold metal case with a ceramic bracelet can seamlessly transition from daytime casual to a fancy dinner. Anne Klein’s philosophy says it all: "Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will."
In the 1960s and 1970s, Anne Klein became one of the most popular women's designers in the United States for dressing working women in separates instead of suits. Anne Klein's clothes were smart, practical, and designed to be interchangeable. A two-tone bangle watch set with Swarovski crystal shows the interchangeable nature of Anne Klein watches, as each bracelet watch set includes matching bangles for easy accessorizing, to wear with the watch or on its own.
The lion logo, lion mane print, and use of gold are signature design elements that have been a staple of the Anne Klein label since its inception. The lion logo signifies Anne Klein's zodiac sign, Leo. These elements can be found throughout Anne Klein's designs.
Anne Klein designed jewelry, watches, belts, shoes, and scarves to complement the clothes in her collections, proving that accessories were an important part of the overall look. Acknowledging that working women needed a wristwatch but wanted to wear jewelry too, Anne Klein designed one of the most popular pieces in the brand's accessory collections: the charm bracelet watch, featuring a jewelry-like bracelet, dangling charms, and a small clock. There is also the classic dress watch with a stainless steel or gold band, along with the classic leather strap watch.
Anne Klein set the standard for professional, grown-up American style and taught women how to coordinate separates. After Anne Klein passed away in 1974, designers such as Donna Karan and Louis Dell'Olio took over the label. The modern Anne Klein became fiercely feminine while drawing on the original philosophy of creating effortless American classics for the complex women of today. Today, the brand remains dedicated to female empowerment.