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 […]

Costume National

Costume National Pronunciation: Cost-thum Na-sho-nal Founded in 1986 in Milan by Ennio Capasa, Costume National‘s design point of view can be described as Couture meets Street meets Evening wear- a complicated mix but this is what makes the Italian design company a standout. Labelled by the press as edgy-chic, Costume National‘s collections offers modern sophisticated […]

Courrèges, André

Courrèges, André Pronunciation: AN-Dre Courreges Courrèges invented the mini skirt in 1964 (which he paired with white go-go boots), the swing coat, and the A-line mod dress—making him one of the most influential designers of the last fifty years. After leaving Balenciaga in 1961, he started his own line and helped defined the “sixties” look […]

Dell’acqua, Alessandro

Dell’acqua, Alessandro Pronunciation: Al-less-san-droh Del-ah-kwa Inspired by the sensuality of Italian screen sirens like Sophia Loren, Alessandro Dell’Acqua designs collections that pay tribute to the powerful yet feminine touch of women. Emphasizing the female silhouette through the play of fabrics, Dell’Acqua’s modern eccentric style shows his mastery of knits and tailoring, an art of which […]

Dior, Christian

Dior, Christian Pronunciation: KRE-shtaan DEE-or Whether it’s the saddle bag or a vintage couture evening gown, Christian Dior is the designer of choice for Hollywood’s elite. Launching the line in 1949, Dior directed the fashion world to the extravagantly feminine look, one that is provocative, ultra-sexy, and refined grungy.. The house is currently led by […]

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana Pronunciation: DOL-chay and Gab-BAH-nah Former lovers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are the designers to the world’s rock royalty. Using strong, sensual designs with bold animal prints paired with fluorescent accents and traditional fabrics like denim, the boys aren’t afraid to mix it up and specifically design clothes for strong, confident, cosmopolitan, […]


Doo.Ri Pronunciation: Doe-Ree Stunning jersey with unique and perfect drape has been Doo.Ri Chung’s ticket in penetrating the competitive world of fashion. Former head designer of Geoffrey Beene and a product of Parson’s School of Design, Chung started her own label in 2001. Since then she has been recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers […]

Ellen Tracy

Ellen Tracy Pronunciation: EL-lin TRAY-see Starting out as a blouse company, Ellen Tracy later flourished into a full range of classic separates, shoes, eveningwear and accessories company. The line focuses on classic office and night-on-the-town wear for professional and sophisticated women. Look for this line at Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, and at Off Fifth, Saks Fifth Avenue […]