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Our fashion designer directory gives you the quick scoop on today’s most popular designers, plus more in-depth articles on Budget Fashionista favorites like Gucci, Jason Wu and more.

Browse the quick guide below for some cocktail party knowledge — or to help you decide which shows to follow when fashion week rolls around.

If you’re an up-and-coming designer yourself or fascinated with how big fashion brands are built, explore our fashion designer articles below. Our more popular pieces include Jason Wu: What You Didn’t Know About this Fashion Icon and Designer Spotlight: Michael Kors.

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Akris Pronunciation: Ah-kree This Swiss, family-run, company has come a long way from designing polka-dotted aprons in 1922. Considered as Switzerland’s largest clothing company, Akris showcases elegant and perfectly tailored …

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Amsale Pronunciation: Ahm-sah-lay Her frustration in finding the right wedding gown in 1985 led Ethiopian Amsale Aberra to launch her bridal line. With a vision of creating timeless wedding gowns …

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Armani, Giorgio

Armani, Giorgio Pronunciation: Jor-ji-o Ar-ma-nee Known as the Prince of minimalist glamour, Giorgio Armani chucked a career in medicine for the life of a fashion designer. Although he started his …

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Max Azria

Azria, Max Pronunciation: Ma-x As-ree-a Azria is the head of a family run fashion empire that includes the BCBG lines, The Rave,G+G stores, Herve Ledger (you know those iconic bandage …

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Azrouël, Yigal

Azrouël, Yigal Pronunciation: Yee-gal As-roo-elle Even without formal training in fashion design, Israeli born Yigal Azrouël has been successful in being critics’ favourite for his expertise in draping modern silhouettes …

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Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka Pronunciation: Badge-lee-mish-ka Mark Badgley and James Mischka do Old-Hollywood evening wear like nobody else. Teri Hatcher and Winona Ryder created a storm on the red carpet in 1996 …

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Balenciaga Pronunciation: Bal-en-see-AH-gah Spanish designer, Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) is a true inspiration for twentieth century designers. His designs created illusions, while outlining the perfect silhouette of a woman’s body. Balenciaga …

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Beene, Geoffrey

Beene, Geoffrey Pronunciation: Jof-ree Bee-n American designer Geoffrey Beene fashion career spans more than 40 year career, opening his own company in 1963. Beene garnered success for his bolero jackets, …

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Manolo Blahnik

Blahnik, Manolo Pronunciation: Muh-no-low blah- nick When Carrie Bradshaw, the main character on HBO’s popular series “Sex and the City”, begged a mugger not to take her Manolos, a love …

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Burberry Pronunciation: Burr- bar-re Before the iconic plaid check became the ultimate symbol of British high style, Thomas Burberry was a lowly apprentice who opened his small outfitter (coat) shop …

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