Nina Ricci Pronunciation: Nee-na Ree-chee Launched in Paris in 1932 by Maria Nielli Ricci and her son Robert, the House of Nina Ricci has blossomed into one of the most successful luxury brands in the world. Known for romantic feminine collections, much of the company’s success can be attributed to its fragrances such as the [...] Read More
Owens, Rick Pronunciation: Ree-k Owe-whens American designer Rick Owens is a known for glamour-meets-grunge style, designing rock inspired edgy feminine outfits with sculptural folds. After establishing his own label in 1994, Owens 2002 collection presented at New York’s Fashion Week was personally supported by U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Owens received the Council of Fashion [...] Read More
Panichgul, Thakoon Pronuciation: Ta-koon Pa-neech-gool Thakoon’s designs are eccentric yet charming, which is precisely why he’s often a Michelle Obama pick. This former fashion editor puts original spins on ordinary pieces—i.e. a knee-length cocktail design with sequins streaked across haphazardly. Last year, Thakoon’s line at Target flew off the shelves as quickly as they were [...] Read More
Posen, Zac Pronunciation: Zak Poo-zen This young fashion designer started his collection at the tender age of 16 and got his big break when Demi Moore was photographed wearing his designs while hanging out with Aston Kutcher. With the extensive fashion knowledge and business skills he gained from his internships at The Metropolitan Museum of [...] Read More
Proenza Schouler Pronunciation:pro-en-za skool-er Former lover and design partners, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, created the modern luxury label, Proenza Schouler (combination of their mother’s maiden names), as students at New York’s Parsons School of Design. After presenting their graduate thesis to great acclaim, buyers from Barney’s New York quickly bought their whole line. Their [...] Read More
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