Imitation of Christ

Imitation of Christ Pronunciation: Em-ma-ta-shun of Cry-st Created by designer and sometime actress, Tara Subkoff, the designs are described as “painfully hip” and aims to “transform undesirable into desirable.” Think trailer park meets Rodeo Drive. The label is very popular with the Olsen twins and other members of the young, hip, SoHo set. For a […]

J Mendel

J Mendel Pronunciation: Jay Men-dell The family owned company, J Mendel, was established in 1800 by Joseph Breitman in Paris as manufacturer of exceptional furs favoured by Russian aristocrats. The company is now a full luxury brand that offers ready-to-wear clothes for women under the helm of head designer and fifth generation heir Gilles Mendel. […]

Jacobs, Marc

Jacobs, Marc Pronunciation: Ma-rk Jay-kob-s From coveted handbags to pretty party dresses, Marc Jacobs continues to be one of the most influential young designers in fashion. A media darling, Jacobs transforms the styles you wore in high school (bows, lace, prom like dresses, oversized tops) to styles you can wear as an adult. Jacobs designs […]

Johnson, Betsey

Johnson, Betsey Pronounced BET-see JON-sun Designer Betsey Johnson has always followed her own set of rules. Known for her brightly colored hair and catwalk cartwheels, Johnson utilizes sexy silhouettes, whimsical designs and flowing fabrics to inspire her style. Currently there are over 60 Betsey Johnson stores worldwide. Johnson, Betsey – Photo Credit: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Karan, Donna

Karan, Donna Pronounced Don-NAH KA-ran The ultimate New Yorker, Donna Karan saved professional women worldwide from the agony of the “career suit”. Her styles focus on classic lines that fit “real” women’s bodies and tend to shy away from extreme prints. She also has a well known denim/casual line called DKNY (Donna Karan New York). […]

Kayne, Jenni

Kayne, Jenni Pronunciation: Jen-nee Kay-n American sportswear designer Jenni Kayne launched her eponymous first line in 2003 at the age of 19. Creating collections that are inspired by nature and her travels abroad, Kayne’s celebrity clients include Kirsten Dunst, Rachel Bilson, Demi Moore, Mischa Barton and Jennifer Garner. Kayne, Jenni – Photo Credit: jennikayne.com

Khan, Naeem

Khan, Naeem Pronunciation: Nah-eem- Kah-n Starting his eponymous label in 2003, Indian born fashion designer Naeem Khan combines classic glamour designs with rich embellishments. After learning about fabrics and the intricate bead works from his grandfather who was a designer for Indian royalty, Naeem Khan travelled to America in 1976, working for Halston and as […]

Klein, Calvin

Klein, Calvin Pronounced CAL-vin KLYIN Born on November 19, 1942, this minimalist designer is known for his use of neutral colors, classic, timeless cuts and styles. However, he’s most known for his jeans, made famous by Brooke Shields in the early 80s. The designer has found great success with mass market versions of his underwear […]

Kors, Michael

Kors, Michael Pronunciation: My-kal Ko-ors He may be best known as the beo-tchy judge on “Project Runway”, but Michael Kors is very successful fashion designer, designing classic luxury pieces since 1981. His designs tend to take a glamorous spin on sportswear, resembling a cross between preppy Ralph Lauren and glamorous Escada. He also has a […]