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Fashion Designers

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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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Tory Burch

Tory Burch Pronunciation: Tor-ree Berr-ch American fashion designer and socialite Tory Burch founded her namesake lifestyle brand in 2004. By mixing timeless vintage style with modern bohemian and ethnic details, sequins and prints, Tory...

Burrows, Stephen

Burrows, Stephen Pronunciation: Stee-ven Berr-rows Recognized as the first African-American fashion designer to have achieved international fame, Stephen Burrows name has been etched in New York City’s Fashion Walk of Fame for being an...

Caten, Dean and Dan (D2 fashion line)

Caten, Dean and Dan (D2 fashion line) Pronunciation: Dee-n and Daa-n Kae-ten Canadian twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten are the duo behind the fierce and sexy DSquared2 line. The line caters to both...

Cavalli, Roberto

Cavalli, Roberto Pronunciation: RO-ber-to Ka-VA-lee Roberto Cavalli styles combine rock and glam, with a touch of color and sexiness. He’s not afraid to mix textures and prints, like leather with animal prints, denim with...

Chai, Richard

Chai, Richard Pronunciation: Ree-cha-erd Ch-eye Often mentioned as one of the “new asian” influences in fashion, Korean-American Richard Chai is known for his youthful, modern minimalist approach to style. Chai, who had internships at...

Chalayan, Hussein

Chalayan, Hussein Pronunciation: Who-say-n Cha-lah-yan Cyprus born designer Hussein Chalayan launched his own label in 1994 and was twice named as British Designer of the Year (1999 and 2000). Chalayan’s contemporary designs are often...

Chanel

ChanelPronunciation: Sha-nel Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel is perhaps one of the most influential fashion designers in the history of fashion (Time Magazine honored her as one of the 20 most influential artists, entertainers of the...

Chloe

Chloe Pronunciation: KLO-ee “Sexy” and “ultra cool” are the adjectives often associated with the designer label Chloe. Chloe’s designs portray extreme romance, luxury and elegance. The French quintessential design house received worldwide exposure when...

Claiborne, Liz

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...

Clark, Ossie

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...

Comme des Garcons

Comme des GarconsPronunciation: 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...

Costume National

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...

Courrèges, André

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...

Dell’acqua, Alessandro

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...

Dior, Christian

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...

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana Pronunciation: DOL-chay and Gab-BAH-nah Former lovers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are the designers to the world’s rock royalty. Using strong, sensual designs with bold animal prints paired with fluorescent accents...

Doo.Ri

Doo.Ri Pronunciation: Doe-Ree Stunning jersey with unique and perfect drape has been Doo.Ri Chung’s ticket in penetrating the competitive world of fashion. Former head designer of Geoffrey Beene and a product of Parson’s School...

Ellen Tracy

Ellen Tracy Pronunciation: EL-lin TRAY-see Starting out as a blouse company, Ellen Tracy later flourished into a full range of classic separates, shoes, eveningwear and accessories company. The line focuses on classic office and...

Etro

Etro Pronunciation: Ae-tro This family run textile and fashion company is known for mixing bold printed fabric (think bright pink paisley on purple background on a piece of jacquard fabric) with clean Italian tailoring...

Fendi

Fendi Pronunciation: Fen- dee In terms of American pop culture influence, Fendi is right up there with Gucci and Louis Vuitton as the brand most frequently mentioned in rap songs. Established in Italy in...

Feraud, Louis

Feraud, Louis Pronunciation: Loo-wee Feh-roh French fashion designer Louis Feraud creates sophisticated suits and tailored dresses that err a bit on the traditional side (think Ladies Who Lunch). Feraud started his couture career in...
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