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
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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