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 […]

Lacroix, Christian

Lacroix, Christian Pronunciation: Kris-chan La-kwa Best known for inventing the “le pouf” (ball skirt) gown, French high-end fashion designer Christian Lacroix makes use of his background in historical costume to create eccentric, extravagant, dramatic and fantasy themed designs that are considered notable in the history of fashion. After working for Hermes and Jean Patou, Lacroix […]

Lagerfeld, Karl

Lagerfeld, Karl Pronunciation: Ka-ral La-ger-fell-d Karl Lagerfeld is perhaps the most influential fashion designer alive today. The German born designer has transformed the design house of Fendi , Chloe , and most recently Chanel, with his keen mixture of classic and street styles. An accomplished artist and photographer, he has also created lines for H&M […]

Lam, Derek

Lam, Derek Pronunciation: Derr-rik La-m Chinese-American fashion designer Derek Lam‘s interest in the world of fashion grew out of a childhood surrounded by garments. An alumna of Parson’s School of Design, Lam founded his own company in 2002 after 12 years of extensive design experience both at Michael Kors and retail brands throughout Asia. Devoted […]

Lang, Helmut

Lang, Helmut Pronunciation: Hell- Mut Lay-ng Helmut Lang’s razor-sharp lines and high-tech fabrics are especially catered to those with specific body types (okay, to REALLY skinny people). He was one of the first designers to turn t-shirts into expensive couture pieces, spawning a whole generation of over-priced tees. His razor lines and use of high […]

Lanvin, Jeanne

Lanvin, Jeanne Pronunciation: John La- vin From her storied feud with fellow french fashion visionary Coco Chanel to building one of the first haute couture fashion empires, Jeanne Lanvin is the greatest designer you never heard of. Starting out as a milliner late 19th century Paris, Lanvin used the dresses she designed for her young […]