MaxMara

MaxMara Pronunciation: M-ax Ma-ra World renowned Italian brand MaxMara is one of the pioneers in mass-producing designer clothes. Launched in 1951, family-owned MaxMara has been synonymous with clean lines, elegant coats and tailored suits for working women. Founded by designer Achille Maramotti, the history of House of MaxMara includes employing “up and coming designers” Karl […]

McQueen, Alexander

McQueen, Alexander Pronounced: Al-ex-AHN-der Mac-KWEEN Born March 17, 1969, in London, McQueen isn’t your typical designer: shaved head, tattoos, and risque-yet-fun catwalk shows. He’s known for his master tailoring and in 2001 became the chief designer for Givenchy. McQueen’s famous “bumster” trousers helped him receive the British Designer of the Year award in 1996. He […]

Miele, Carlos

Miele, Carlos Pronunciation: Car-lows Mi-ye-le If unique sexy clothes is what you’re looking for, then do not forget to add Brazilian fashion designer Carlos Miele‘s collection on your must see list. Using silk, chiffon and charmeuse in most of his creations, Miele mastered the craft of creating passionate pieces with bold colors, plunging necklines, low […]

Miller, Nicole

Miller, Nicole Pronounced: Na- Koal Mill-r Miller is known for mixing bold prints with very feminine cuts, resulting in trendy, yet wearable garments. She’s a big, Hollywood favorite (everyone from Halle Berry to Angelina Jolie wear her designs). To find Miller’s higher end line for less, check out Bluefly.com or Smartbargains. For those of us […]

Milly

Milly Pronunciation: Mee-lee Michelle Smith founded Milly in 2000 after working for big fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Dior . Offering contemporary feminine clothing with youthful flair, Smith mixes unique fabrics and prints with bold colors to pieces with classic silhouettes. Fans of her ready-to-wear and resort collection include Victoria Beckham, Beyonce […]

Reese, Tracy

Reese, Tracy Pronunciation: TRAY- cee Ree-s Favored by celebs like Beyonce, Carrie Underwood and even First Lady Michelle Obama, designer Tracy Reese continues to gain prominence in the fashion world. With intense background training from Martine Sitbon and Perry Ellis, her styles today reflect the elegance of women with a hint of tradition and vintage-inspiration. […]

Mizrahi, Isaac

Mizrahi, Isaac Pronunciation: Eye-zak Miz-ra-hee With a new TV show on Bravo, it’s easy to forget that Isaac Mizrahi is also a very talented fashion designer and costume designer for several Broadway shows. He’s also the man who brought the high/low look to the masses. His line for Target revolutionized the fashion world, bringing high-end […]

Miyake, Issey

Miyake, Issey Pronunciation: E-say Me-ya-kay Art, nature, and technology are the inspirations behind influential Japanese designer Issey Miyake’s line of clothing. He past collections included updated versions of traditional Japanese clothing like kimonos and sashiko coats and “Pleats Please” dresses printed with works by Miyake’s favorite contemporary artists. As one first Asian designers to gain […]

Moschino

Moschino Pronunciation: Mo-ski-no Launched by fashion designer Franco Moschino in 1983, Moschino‘s satirical take on high-end fashion brands is the main inspiration for his innovative designs. Known mostly for taking a fun, youthful approach to fashion (think cherry printed scarves and bubble pink dresses), the brand can be described as Betsey Johnson‘s Italian cousin. Other […]