Left: Leather jacket, $2,495; dress, $1,995; leather cuff, $1,240. Right: Top, $795; skirt, $795; necklace, $790; bracelet, $1,340.
Left: Top, $895; necklace, $890. Right: Dress, $1895; necklace, $960.
Urban Zen has partnered with Haitian artists to develop some of the collection’s pieces. Toasted Horn Rings, $50.
Tobacco-leaf housewares, prices vary.
Donna Karan's philanthropic spin-off line, Urban Zen, makes its local debut at Carrots boutique this week. The collection features heathered jersey maxidresses, sleek leather pants, and housewares crafted by Haitian artisans—an aesthetic not far off from the earth tones and tribal prints of DK’s spring 2012 line. Ten percent of net sales benefit Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation, which focuses on healthcare, children, and cultural preservation around the world. Preview May 10–11, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. at Carrots, 843 Montgomery St., S.F., 415-834-9040, urbanzen.com