Versace, Gianni Pronunciation : Gee-a-nee Verr-sa-chay The late Italian designer, Gianni Versace, found his namesake label in 1978. Although the label is most known for its mix of “grandiose sexiness” and “decadent European-inspired styles” (remember the infamous J. Lo dress?), few remember that the collection first started as a menswear line. Versace is now led [...] Read More
Von Furstenberg, Diane Pronunciation : DY-an Von FUR-sten-berg Diane Von Furstenberg is known for turning the knit wrap dress into a closet staple. The dress, which enhances the feminine body by accentuating its curves, is sported by celebs like Kirsten Dunst and Cindy Crawford. If you can’t afford the original wrap dress, try versions from [...] Read More
Wang, Alexander Pronunciation: Alex-an-dur Way-ng The Parsons’ dropout showed the high-end design school that he could make it even without their stamp of approval. Alexander Wang’s first collection, launched in 2007, was edgy, cool and a little bit grungy. Impeccable cashmere sweaters, shrunken vests and distressed jeans make up an Alexander Wang special and his [...] Read More
Wang, Vera Pronunciation : Veer- ra Way-ng This former Vogue senior fashion editor and New York City native, launched her first bridal collection in 1990. Since then, her name has become synonymous with bridal and evening glamour. Her collection now includes footwear, fragrance, eyewear and home furnishings. Wang, Vera – Photo Credit: veiltales.wordpress.com [...] Read More
Watanabe, Junya Pronunciation: June-yah Wah-tah-nah-bay A protégé of Comme des Garçons owner and designer Rei Kawakubo, Japanese fashion designer Junya Watanabe started his own line called Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garçons under the Comme Des Garçons Company in 1992. Using technologically innovative materials with traditional styling, Watanabe is part of the new modernist group in [...] Read More
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