Halston Pronunciation: Hall-stun If you lived in the 1970s, then you know Halston. Roy Halston Frowick was the guy that dressed pretty much anyone who entered the door of the infamous Studio 54. He was to fashion in the 70s what Marc Jacobs is to fashion today (maybe even a little higher), bringing fabrics like […]

Herchcovitch, Alexandre

Herchcovitch, Alexandre Pronunciation: Ah-le-zan-dreh Hair-ch-co-vich From designing clothes for drag queens and transvestites in his native town of Säo Paolo to creating clothes shown on the runaways of the fashion capitals of the world, Brazilian Alexandre Herchcovitch has made the world see a different side of Brazilian fashion. Showcasing eclectic prints, abstract colors, complex shapes, […]


Hermes Pronunciation: Air-mez Since 1837, the Parisian luxury goods company Hermes has made the most exclusive, most coveted bags in the world. So high is a Hermes handbag, that they even dissed Oprah (and course found out that nobody is bigger than Oprah). The Birkin bags (named after British actress Jane Birkin) and the Kelly […]

Herrera, Carolina

Herrera, Carolina Pronunciation: Ka-ro-lee-na Hair-air-ra Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera‘s designs combine noble and charming with elegant yet simple styling. She launched her first collection in 1980 received great reviews and since then, Herrera has become known for her crafted suits, crisp blouses, cocktail dresses and gowns that is greatly coveted by major celebrities like Renee […]

Hilfiger, Tommy

Hilfiger, Tommy Pronunciation: Tom-ee Hill-Fig-ur There’s no denying that the urban crowd made the Tommy Hilfiger brand what it is today. Hilfiger’s clothes are also commonly seen as All-American and preppy, with fresh-faced jocks and peppy cheerleaders modeling his lines. Tommy Hilfiger started his career with a store called People’s Place in his native, Elmira, […]

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss Pronunciation: He-you-go Bo-s German clothing brand Hugo Boss has been around for almost 70 years. During WWII, the company designed and manufactured uniforms for the Army officials and other governmental branches of Nazi Germany. Despite their nefarious past, the brand continues to offer immaculate business suits favored by many leading male celebrities like […]

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