Sarafpour, Behnaz

Sarafpour, Behnaz Pronunciation: Bay-naz Sa-raf-poor After graduating from Parson’s School of Design with a Golden Thimble Award, Iranian born Behnaz Sarafpour‘s career in fashion spiralled upwards and have caught the attention of famed fashion editors, big retailers and actress clients such as Rachel McAdams, Anne Hathaway and Claire Danes . With an internship at Anne […]

Schiaparelli, Elsa

Schiaparelli, Elsa Pronunciation: EL-sa She-a-pa-REHL-lee Elsa Schiaparelli, along with rival Coco Chanel, dominated the women’s fashion scene in the early part of the twentieth century. It was Schiaparelli who designed the famous pink suit Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy (Onasis) wore the day her husband, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated. She was also of the surrealist […]

Scott, L’Wren

Scott, L’Wren Pronunciation: Le-ren S-kot Former model and celebrity stylist L’wren Scott launched her eponymous collection in 2006. L’wren Scott is known for injecting rock and roll chicness into her designs. Celebrity clients include Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Renée Zellweger and Penélope Cruz. Scott, L’Wren – Photo Credit: style.com

Steffe, Cynthia

Steffe, Cynthia Pronunciation: Send-thi-a Stef A standout at the Parson’s School Of Design, designer Cynthia Steffe is one of the leading designers defining fashion for the modern generation. After being awarded the Student Designer of the Year and the Donna Karan Gold Thimble Awards at Parson’s, she went on to assistant designer positions at Donna […]

Anna Sui

Anna Sui Pronunciation: AN-na SOO-ee Originally from Michigan, Sui is known for her “head-to-toe” looks, unique ability to counter bright colors with black and liberal usage of rich fabrics, for a very “New York BoHo” vibe. The New York Times calls Sui a designer who “never panders” and her styles continue to set trends and […]

Tahari, Elie

Tahari, Elie Pronunciation: El-lee Ta-har-ree Elie Tahari is an Israeli- American designer who migrated to America in the 70’s to being an electrician in 1971. Tahari started his line in 1974 and was one of the first designers to open a boutique on New York’s Madison Avenue. His style is comfortable day wear, usually in […]

Tam, Vivienne

Tam, Vivienne Pronunciation: Viv-vee-en Tam By infusing modern edge to the oriental culture that she has grown up with, Chinese-American Vivienne Tam has sculpted her east-meets-west theme style in the world of fashion. Beyond the stylish pieces that she does, Tam fills her designs with symbolisms and makes that a part of the experience that […]

Taylor, Rebecca

Taylor, Rebecca Pronunciation: Re-bek-kah Tey-lore New Zealand native Rebecca Taylor‘s feminine designs have made her one of the most famous fashion designer from her country. A former assistant to Cynthia Rowley (and you can see her influences in Taylor’s line), Taylor launched her own label in 1994, designing flirty dresses that accentuate a woman’s body […]

Temperley London

Temperley London Pronunciation: Tem-purr-lee Lon-don A graduate of London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins and Royal College of Art, British designer Alice Temperley launched Temperley London in 2000, offering girly party dresses with a relaxed urban rock design. Known for her trademark usage of luxurious fabrics with hand finished prints and exquisite bead work, the line […]

Toledo, Isabel

Toledo, Isabel Pronunciation: Is-sa-bel To-lee-doe Best known as the designer behind first lady Michelle Obama’s inauguration outfit, Cuban-American fashion designer Isabel Toledo has long been considered one of fashions great talents since she conceptualized her first collection in 1985. Idenitifying herself as more of a seamstress rather than a fashion designer, Toledo’s passion in pattern […]