Chai, Richard Pronunciation: Ree-cha-erd Ch-eye Often mentioned as one of the “new asian” influences in fashion, Korean-American Richard Chai is known for his youthful, modern minimalist approach to style. Chai, who had internships at Oscar de la Renta and Dior, worked for Donna Karan and Geoffrey Beene, was the creative director for cashmere line TSE, [...] Read More
Chalayan, Hussein Pronunciation: Who-say-n Cha-lah-yan Cyprus born designer Hussein Chalayan launched his own label in 1994 and was twice named as British Designer of the Year (1999 and 2000). Chalayan’s contemporary designs are often inspired by science, latest technologies, philosophy and architectural details. His signature is using innovative materials with new age technology- creating a [...] Read More
Chanel Pronunciation: Sha-nel Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel is perhaps one of the most influential fashion designers in the history of fashion (Time Magazine honored her as one of the 20 most influential artists, entertainers of the 20th century.) Born in 1881, it’s hard to believe that the woman who made jersey knits elegant was met with [...] Read More
Chloe Pronunciation: KLO-ee “Sexy” and “ultra cool” are the adjectives often associated with the designer label Chloe. Chloe’s designs portray extreme romance, luxury and elegance. The French quintessential design house received worldwide exposure when it employed Stella McCartney (daughter of ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney) as Karl Lagerfeld’s replacement as head designer. Chloe is especially known [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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