Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler Pronunciation:pro-en-za skool-er Former lover and design partners, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, created the modern luxury label, Proenza Schouler (combination of their mother’s maiden names), as students at New York’s Parsons School of Design. After presenting their graduate thesis to great acclaim, buyers from Barney’s New York quickly bought their whole line. Their […]

Pucci, Emilio

Pucci, Emilio Pronunciation: E-MEE-lee-o POH-chee The socialite, Italian skier and designer Emilio Pucci was known for his use of completely unique and infamous prints during the sixties. The brand is synonymous with bold, brightly colored patterns with a kaleidoscopic psychedelic feel.Think Austin Powers. Pucci, Emilio – Photo Credit:

Ralph Rucci, Chado

Ralph Rucci, Chado Pronunciation: Sa-do Ralf Rue-chi A master craftsman who aside from the clean architectural shape of his collection also creates his own art and fabric, Ralph Rucci‘s great attention to detail has received worldwide acclaim. Rucci was recognized in 2002 as the first American after Mainbocher to be invited to show his collection […]


Rodarte Pronunciation: Roe-dar-tey Founded in 2005 by California natives and sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Rodarte was launched with an initial ten pieces collection and soon became a favorite for fashion editors such as Anna Wintour of U.S. Vogue. Named after their mother’s madien name, the line is known for intricate handstitching and other detailing […]

Ronson, Charlotte

Ronson, Charlotte Pronunciation: Shar-lot Ron-son With celebrity friends such as Gisele Bündchen, Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan (who dated her sister), Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and Mischa Barton, Charlotte Ronson is constantly in demand. Ronson has easily captured the attention of several fashion magazines and has paved way for her to open her own clothing line […]

Rowley, Cynthia

Rowley, Cynthia Pronunciation: Send-thi-a Raw-lee A Perry Ellis Awardee for New Fashion Talent in 1994 by the CFDA, Cynthia Rowley became known for her very feminine yet charming vintage styled clothing for women. Upon launching her company in 1988, she became known for her signature style- the is addition of flirty details and fresh colors […]

Roy, Rachel

Roy, Rachel Pronunciation: Rey-chel Roi Californian fashion designer Rachel Roy launched her eponymous label in 2004 after making a name for herself as freelance stylist for music videos and magazines. A favorite of Oprah, Rachel Roy rose from an intern at Rocawear to become the company’s creative head designer for women and children’s division (she […]

Saint Laurent, Yves

Saint Laurent, Yves Pronunciation: EEV San-LAWRON Yves Saint Laurent breathed new life onto the French fashion scene in the 60’s. At the age of 21, he was the youngest designer to ever head the house of Dior. YSL’s iconic couture creations include the women’s tuxedo (the memorable Le Smoking), the ultra-chic trench coat, peacoat, shirt-dress […]

Sander, Jil

Sander, Jil Pronunciation: Ge-ill San-derr When everyone was doing colorful and bold fashion statements in the late 70’s, German fashion designer Jill Sander rocked the fashion world with the introduction of her minimalist designs. A textile engineer, Sander started her eponymous line Jil Sander in 1978, focusing on designing clothes with superb fabric quality and […]