Burrows, Stephen

Burrows, Stephen Pronunciation: Stee-ven Berr-rows Recognized as the first African-American fashion designer to have achieved international fame, Stephen Burrows name has been etched in New York City’s Fashion Walk of Fame for being an icon of the fashion industry. A genius who created revolutionary, structured styles in the 70’s with rich colors and modern sexy […]

Caten, Dean and Dan (D2 fashion line)

Caten, Dean and Dan (D2 fashion line) Pronunciation: Dee-n and Daa-n Kae-ten Canadian twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten are the duo behind the fierce and sexy DSquared2 line. The line caters to both men or women with stars such as Madonna, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Justin Timberlake, rocking their looks. Educated in Milan, the […]

Cavalli, Roberto

Cavalli, Roberto Pronunciation: RO-ber-to Ka-VA-lee Roberto Cavalli styles combine rock and glam, with a touch of color and sexiness. He’s not afraid to mix textures and prints, like leather with animal prints, denim with feathers, and silk with fur. Roberto Cavalli wearers include: Kimora Lee Simmons, Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keyes, Bono, Jennifer Lopez, and Lenny […]

Chai, Richard

Chai, Richard Pronunciation: Ree-cha-erd Ch-eye Often mentioned as one of the “new asian” influences in fashion, Korean-American Richard Chai is known for his youthful, modern minimalist approach to style. Chai, who had internships at Oscar de la Renta and Dior, worked for Donna Karan and Geoffrey Beene, was the creative director for cashmere line TSE, […]

Chalayan, Hussein

Chalayan, Hussein Pronunciation: Who-say-n Cha-lah-yan Cyprus born designer Hussein Chalayan launched his own label in 1994 and was twice named as British Designer of the Year (1999 and 2000). Chalayan’s contemporary designs are often inspired by science, latest technologies, philosophy and architectural details. His signature is using innovative materials with new age technology- creating a […]

Chanel

Chanel Pronunciation: Sha-nel Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel is perhaps one of the most influential fashion designers in the history of fashion (Time Magazine honored her as one of the 20 most influential artists, entertainers of the 20th century.) Born in 1881, it’s hard to believe that the woman who made jersey knits elegant was met with […]

Chloe

Chloe Pronunciation: KLO-ee “Sexy” and “ultra cool” are the adjectives often associated with the designer label Chloe. Chloe’s designs portray extreme romance, luxury and elegance. The French quintessential design house received worldwide exposure when it employed Stella McCartney (daughter of ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney) as Karl Lagerfeld’s replacement as head designer. Chloe is especially known […]

Claiborne, Liz

Claiborne, Liz Pronunciation: Liz Clay-Born Liz Claiborne was as shrewd a businesswoman as she was a designer. Established in 1976, Liz Claiborne, Inc. started off as a line of moderately-priced sportswear for women. The brand soon appealed widely to the working woman with its streamlined and silhouetted pieces. Claiborne also revolutionized the department store shopping […]

Clark, Ossie

Ossie Clark Pronunciation: Os-see Klar-k 60’s fashion icon, Ossie Clark is one of Britain’s most influential designers. The only first-class degree graduate among his batch from the Royal College of Art in 1965, Clark became a celebrated designer after his graduation collection was immediately featured by the British Vogue. Heavily influenced by his love for […]

Comme des Garcons

Comme des Garcons Pronunciation: KUM de Gar-SOHN Tokyo born Rei Kawakubo founded the clothing line Comme des Garcons in1973. According to Infomat, “Comme des Garcons specializes in anti-fashion, austere, sometimes deconstructed garments, sometimes lacking a sleeve or other component.” Her color choices are often simplistic: black, dark gray, and white. Comme des Garcons – Photo […]