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
Dell’acqua, Alessandro Pronunciation: Al-less-san-droh Del-ah-kwa Inspired by the sensuality of Italian screen sirens like Sophia Loren, Alessandro Dell’Acqua designs collections that pay tribute to the powerful yet feminine touch of women. Emphasizing the female silhouette through the play of fabrics, Dell’Acqua’s modern eccentric style shows his mastery of knits and tailoring, an art of which [...] Read More
Dior, Christian Pronunciation: KRE-shtaan DEE-or Whether it’s the saddle bag or a vintage couture evening gown, Christian Dior is the designer of choice for Hollywood’s elite. Launching the line in 1949, Dior directed the fashion world to the extravagantly feminine look, one that is provocative, ultra-sexy, and refined grungy.. The house is currently led by [...] Read More
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