Home      Discussion      Topics      Dictionary      Almanac
Signup       Login
List of fashion designers

List of fashion designers

Encyclopedia
This is a list of notable
Notability in Wikipedia
Notability is a term used within the English version of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. It is as an editorial metric used to determine topics meriting a dedicated encyclopedia article...

 fashion designers
Fashion design
Fashion design is the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social latitudes, and has varied over time and place. Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories....

. It includes designers of haute couture
Haute couture
Haute couture refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. Haute couture is made to order for a specific customer, and it is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable seamstresses,...

and ready-to-wear
Ready-to-wear
Ready-to-wear or prêt-à-porter is the term for factory-made clothing, sold in finished condition, in standardized sizes, as distinct from made to measure or bespoke clothing tailored to a particular person's frame. Off-the-peg is sometimes used for items which are not clothing.Ready-to-wear has...

. For haute couture only, see the list of grands couturiers.

Argentina



  • Gustavo Cadile
    Gustavo Cadile
    Gustavo Cadile is an Argentine fashion designer.Born in Junin, Argentina, he began his career in Buenos Aires at the age of 17, where he studied and worked with Manuel Lamarca. At 23 he was given a ticket to fly to Miami on vacation, a trip that would change his life. He is quoted saying "I fell in...

  • Alan Faena
    Alan Faena
    Alan Faena is a prominent Argentine fashion designer and real estate developer.-Life and times:Faena was born to a Syrian Argentine family in Buenos Aires, in 1965...

  • Paco Jamandreu
    Paco Jamandreu
    Paco Jamandreu was a well known Argentine fashion designer and actor. He was a personal friend of Eva Perón and participated as a costume designer in multiple Argentine films.-Career:...



Australia


  • Prue Acton
    Prue Acton
    Prue Acton, OBE is an Australian fashion designer, and is often referred to as Australia's "golden girl" of fashion' during the 60's.-Early life:...

  • Rosemary Armstrong
    Tea Rose (Fashion Designer)
    Tea Rose is an Australian based fashion design label owned and operated by fashion designer Rosemary Armstrong. It was established in 1981 and is still operating today....

  • Zara Bate
    Zara Bate
    Dame Zara Kate Bate DBE was an Australian fashion designer and wife of the Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt....

  • Linda Britten
    Linda Britten
    Linda Britten is an Australian-born fashion designer based in Melbourne, Australia. She has been a name in the fashion world since the 70s, and has developed several labels, trading under the brand "Linda Britten" and others...

  • Susien Chong
    Susien Chong
    Susien Chong is one half of the Sydney based fashion label Lover.Chong grew up in Sydney, attending St George Girls High School, Kogarah. She obtained a degree in design from the University of Technology Sydney, and came to prominence by winning the Smirnoff Fashion Award while still a student.She...

  • Christopher Chronis
    Christopher Chronis
    Christopher Chronis is an Australian fashion designer. Chronis has designed men's and women's fashions under the Christopher Chronis Designs, Gas Station and Christos fashion labels...

  • Collette Dinnigan
    Collette Dinnigan
    Collette Dinnigan is an Australian based fashion designer. Born in South Africa, Dinnigan moved to New Zealand, then Australia, where she obtained work with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation...

  • Leona Edmiston
    Leona Edmiston
    Leona Edmiston is an Australian fashion designer based in Sydney. She studied fashion design at East Sydney Technical College and began her first label, called "Morrissey Edmiston", with Peter Morrissey in the 1980s. The label was popular for over 14 years...

  • Christopher Essex
    Christopher Essex
    Christopher Essex was an Australian costumer and designer whose client list included Tina Turner, Phyllis Diller and Dionne Warwick....

  • Enid Gilchrist
    Enid Gilchrist
    Enid Beatrice Gilchrist OAM , was an Australian fashion designer, who became well known for her numerous self-drafting sewing pattern books which were very popular in the 1950s to 1970s....

  • Joshua Goot
    Joshua Goot
    Joshua "Josh" Goot, born in Sydney in 1980, is an Australian fashion designer. He attended Moriah College in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Josh Goot began a Media Art & Production degree at Sydney’s University of Technology in 1999. Goot's interests were in media and communication through fashion...

  • Juli Grbac
    Juli Grbac
    Juli Grbac is an Australian fashion designer who was the first winner of Project Runway Australia.Hailing from Brisbane, Grbac studied fashion design at Gateway TAFE in Brisbane and later went on to study fashion design in London. Grbac worked as a hand sewer for various companies before starting...

  • Alannah Hill
    Alannah Hill
    Alannah Hill is an Australian fashion designer, well known in Australia and internationally for her "girly chic" fashion label smexy and boutique chain....

  • Lisa Ho
    Lisa Ho
    Lisa Ho is an Australian fashion designer born in Albury, on the New South Wales and Victorian border. She is married to Philip Smouha....

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jackson (designer)
    Linda Jackson is an Australian fashion designer, fashion retailer and artist. She was born in Melbourne, Australia. She studied fashion, design and photography in Melbourne, then travelled in the 1960s in Asia and Europe. She met designer Jenny Kee in 1972, with whom she established Flamingo Park,...

  • Peter Jackson
    Peter Jackson (fashion designer)
    Peter Jackson was an Australian men's fashion outfitter and fashion designer who catered to the Melbourne market....

  • Jenny Kee
    Jenny Kee
    Jenny Kee is an Australian fashion designer. She was born in Bondi to a Cantonese father and a mother of partially Italian descent. Kee started her career in fashion in modelling, at one time featuring as the face of Canadian Airlines advertisements...

  • Toni Matičevski
    Toni Maticevski
    Toni Matičevski is a Melbourne-based fashion designer.Matičevski's parents migrated from Macedonia. He grew up in Seddon, an inner-western suburb of Melbourne with a sizable Macedonian community....

  • Peter Morrissey
    Peter Morrissey
    Peter Morrissey is a prominent Australian fashion designer based in Sydney. He grew up in the Sutherland Shire with his twin sister, Elizabeth, and four brothers and he attended school at De La Salle College .-Career:...

  • Charlene O'Brien
    Charlene O'brien
    Charlene O'Brien is an eco fashion designer and launched the label Eco Logika. Eco Logika is handmade ethical and organic fashion label, which operates out of Western Australia...

  • Jonathan Pampling
    Jonathan Pampling
    Jonathan Pampling is an Australian fashion designer who launched the brand Athan-Jon.-Early years:Pampling was born in Brisbane 1980 and grew up in Hervey Bay. After completing year 12 Pampling began working in conservation and planted trees to restore the Hervey Bay foreshore. Contemplating a life...

  • Alex Perry
    Alex Perry
    Alex Perry is an Australian fashion designer, particularly noted for his designs in womenswear. After graduating from East Sydney Technical College in 1984, Perry worked as a model agent representing Australian models for international modelling agencies. In 1992 Perry opened his first atelier...

  • Joe Saba
    Joe Saba
    Joe Saba is an Australian fashion designer and fashion business owner.He started his fashion business in 1965 with the opening a store in 287 Flinders Lane Melbourne called the Joseph Saba Shirt and Sweater Shop. The Saba store was later in Collins Street, Melbourne. In 1969 he established a label...

  • Richard Tyler
    Richard Tyler (designer)
    Richard Tyler is a fashion designer. He was born in Sunshine, Melbourne and now resides in Los Angeles, California and New York...

  • Carla Zampatti
    Carla Zampatti
    Carla Maria Zampatti AC is an Italian-Australian fashion designer and businesswoman.Carla Zampatti is Executive Chairman of Carla Zampatti Pty Limited. She is also a Trustee of the Sydney Theatre Company Foundation Trust, and is a Board Member of the Australian Multicultural Foundation.Born in...



Belgium



  • Walter Van Beirendonck
    Walter Van Beirendonck
    Walter Van Beirendonck is a Belgian fashion designer. He graduated in 1980 from the Royal Arts Academy in Antwerp. Together with Dirk Van Saene, Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Marina Yee and Dirk Bikkembergs they became known as the Antwerp Six.Since 1983, he issues his own collections...

  • Dirk Bikkembergs
    Dirk Bikkembergs
    Dirk Bikkembergs is a Belgian fashion designer.-Early life and designer career:Dirk Bikkembergs was born in Cologne, Germany, In 1982, Bikkembergs graduated, together with other Belgian designers Ann Demeulemeester, Dries van Noten, Dirk van Saene, Walter van Beirendonck and Marina Yee...

  • Veronique Branquinho
    Veronique Branquinho
    Veronique Branquinho is a Belgian born fashion designer who studied at the Flanders Fashion Institute in Antwerp.She is famous for her attention to detail and use of fabrics...

  • Ann Demeulemeester
    Ann Demeulemeester
    Ann Demeulemeester is a fashion designer whose eponymous label 'Ann Demeulemeester' is mainly showcased at the annual Paris Fashion Week.-Early life:...

  • Diane von Fürstenberg
    Diane von Fürstenberg
    Diane von Fürstenberg, formerly Princess Diane of Fürstenberg , is a Belgian-American fashion designer best known for her iconic wrap dress. She initially rose to prominence when she married into the German princely House of Fürstenberg, as the wife of Prince Egon of Fürstenberg...

  • Martin Margiela
    Martin Margiela
    Martin Margiela is a Belgian fashion designer. He studied at Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts along with the legendary avantgarde fashion collective the Antwerp Six. Many still consider him to be the "7th" member of the collective.- Life and work:After graduation in 1980 he worked as a...

  • Bruno Pieters
    Bruno Pieters
    Bruno Pieters is a Belgian fashion designer based in Antwerp. He designed his own label and was art director for Hugo Boss.-External links:*http://www.brunopieters.com/...

  • Elvis Pompilio
    Elvis Pompilio
    Elvis Pompilio is a Belgian fashion designer who specialises in hats. He was born in Liège to a family of Italian origin.Pompilio entered business in 1987, with a workshop in Brussels where he produced designs for use in fashion shows by marques such as Dior and Valentino. In 1990, he opened a...

  • Raf Simons
    Raf Simons
    Raf Simons is a Belgian fashion designer. He studied Industrial design, but after a few years of self-study, he became a menswear designer in 1995...

  • Olivier Strelli
    Olivier Strelli
    Olivier Strelli born Nissim Israel is a Belgian fashion designer, who put Belgium on the fashion map. His name is now synonymous with a chain of male and female clothing and accessory boutiques in Belgium, Switzerland, France and China...

  • Olivier Theyskens
    Olivier Theyskens
    Olivier Theyskens is a fashion designer who has worked with several major houses, including Rochas, Nina Ricci, and Theory.- Biography :Olivier Theyskens was born to a Belgian chemical engineer and a French homemaker...

  • Kris Van Assche
    Kris Van Assche
    Kris Van Assche is a Belgian fashion designer. He studied at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, in Antwerp from 1994 to 1998. After graduating he moved to Paris in 1998. He was immediately appointed at Yves Saint Laurent as Hedi Slimane’s first assistant for the Rive Gauche Homme line. The...

  • Dries van Noten
    Dries van Noten
    Dries Van Noten is a Belgian fashion designer and an eponymous fashion brand. In 2005, the New York Times described him "one of fashion's most cerebral designers"...



Brazil


  • Zuzu Angel
    Zuzu Angel
    Zuleika Angel Jones, better known as Zuzu Angel , was a Brazilian-American fashion designer, who became famous for opposing the Brazilian military dictatorship after the forced disappearance of her son Stuart. Zuzu was also mother of journalist Hildegard Angel.-Biography:As a child, Zuzu moved to...

  • Igor Cavalera
    Igor Cavalera
    Igor Graziano Cavalera is a Brazilian musician. He is best known as the former drummer for Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura.-Biography:...

  • Francisco Costa
  • Tufi Duek
    Tufi Duek
    Tufi Duek is a Brazilian fashion designer, creator of the Triton and Forum brands, which have an international following.-References:...

  • Alexandre Herchcovitch
    Alexandre Herchcovitch
    Alexandre Herchcovitch is a Brazilian fashion designer. He's of Jewish descent, his grandparents emigrated from Poland and Romania.-Overview:...

  • Clodovil Hernandes
    Clodovil Hernandes
    Clodovil Hernandes was a Brazilian fashion stylist, television presenter, and politician....

  • Carlos Miele
    Carlos Miele
    Carlos Miele is a Brazilian fashion designer. His labels sell in more than 30 countries worldwide. He specializes in women's ready-to-wear collections. He established his own label, Carlos Miele, in 2002, and a second label, Miele, in 2006...

  • Amir Slama
    Amir Slama
    Amir Slama is a Brazilian-born fashion designer of Iraqi Jewish and Romanian heritage . He is the designer, stylist and owner of the Brazilian beach fashion brand Rosa Chá....

  • Carlos Tufvesson
    Carlos Tufvesson
    Carlos Tufvesson is a renowned fashion designer in Brazil. He attended Domus Academy, in Milan, Italy. In 2000, he opened a space in Ipanema: One side his atelier, the other a store front. In 2001, he released his fist prêt-à-porter collection during the Semana Barra Shopping, a precursor event to...

  • Ocimar Versolato
    Ocimar Versolato
    Ocimar Versolato is a Paris-based Brazilian Fashion designer, who at one time worked for the house of Lanvin.-References:...



Canada


  • Brian Bailey
    Brian Bailey (designer)
    Brian Bailey is a Toronto, Ontario, Canada based fashion designer. He designs for women and has bridal and evening collections in addition to day-wear and ready-to-wear.-Trivia:...

  • Dean and Dan Caten
    Dean and Dan Caten
    Dean and Dan Caten are identical twin brother fashion designers and the creators of DSquared2, a high-end fashion label.-Early life and career:...

  • Simon Chang
    Simon Chang
    Simon Chang is a women's fashion designer, currently residing in Montreal, Canada. In 2008, the designer was honored by Governor General Michaëlle Jean with the Order of Canada medal "for his contributions to the fashion industry as well as for his philanthropic and social engagement".-Early...

  • Patrick Cox
    Patrick Cox
    Patrick Cox is a Canadian–British fashion designer and an eponymous fashion label specializing in the creation of shoes, leather goods and accessories...

  • Rad Hourani
    Rad Hourani
    Rad Hourani is a fashion designer born in 1982 in Jordan from a Jordanian father and a Syrian mother. When he was 16 years old, he moved with his family to Montreal where he completed his high school studies. Shortly after his graduation, he started scouting for a modelling agency and eventually...

  • Tara Jarmon
    Tara Jarmon
    Tara Jarmon is a Paris-based Canadian fashion designer. Born in Canada, she moved to Newport Beach, California in high school. Jarmon launched her self-titled clothing line over 20 years ago, which now spans 23 free-standing Tara Jarmon boutiques and 80 store-in-store locations throughout Europe...

  • Erdem Moralioğlu
    Erdem Moralioğlu
    Erdem Moralioğlu, more commonly known as Erdem is a Canadian-British-Turkish fashion designer.-Biography:...

  • Marie-Paule Nolin
    Marie-Paule Nolin
    Marie-Paule Nolin is a French Canadian high-fashion designer who lived and worked in the province of Quebec, Canada. She opened her first fashion house in 1936 and became famous for the originality of her design and her unusual use of high-quality materials...

  • Arnold Scaasi
  • Alfred Sung
    Alfred Sung
    Alfred Sung is a Chinese-born Canadian fashion designer, producing apparel, fragrance, accessories and home fashions for women and men. He was born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong. Sung is the brother of late Hong Kong actress Lydia Shum.-Early life:Sung aspired to become a fine artist...



China


  • Betty Charnuis
    Betty Charnuis
    Betty Clemo 莫蘭詩 was a Hong Kong-based fashion and costume designer active in the 1950s until the end of the 1990s.-Early life:Elizabeth 'Betty' Borjin Charnuis Clemo Yen was born in Beijing in 1920. Her father was Chinese, belonging to the Mongolian Borjigit clan. Her mother, Yekaterina Charnuism...

  • Cho Cheng
    Cho Cheng
    Cho Cheng is a fashion designer and entrepreneur who founded his company CHOCHENG in New York.-References:**-External links:*...

  • Spy Henry Lau
    Spy Henry Lau
    Henry Lau is a Chinese fashion designer. He has a chain of retail shops called Spy Henry Lau.-History:...

  • Vivienne Tam
    Vivienne Tam
    Vivienne Tam is a fashion designer based in New York City. She was born in Guangzhou, China and moved to Hong Kong at the age of three. She attended Hong Kong Polytechnic University....



Denmark


  • Malene Birger
    Malene Birger
    Malene Birger is a Danish fashion designer. MTV Europe has crowned her the "Queen of Fashion in Copenhagen", and international trend magazine Wear Global has nominated her boutique in Copenhagen as one of the world's finest in terms of design and decor....

  • Erik Brandt
    Erik Brandt
    Erik Rud Brandt is a Danish fashion designer, by many considered the founder of Scandinavian fashion. In 1966 he married Margit Brandt and founded his own design company in Copenhagen with branches in Scandinavia, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Japan and Australia...

  • Margit Brandt
    Margit Brandt
    Margit Bjørløw Brandt was a Danish fashion designer.- Biography :Margit Brandt graduated from Margretheskolen , Københavns Tilskærerakademi , and completed an apprenticeship in tailoring...

  • Peter Ingwersen
    Peter Ingwersen
    Peter Ingwersen is a Danish fashion designer.-Life:Ingwersen grew up on his parents' farm outside of Kolding, then went to study at the Danish School of Design. Today he lives in the centre of Copenhagen...



France


  • Sophie Albou
    Sophie Albou
    Sophie Albou is a Paris-born designer best known as the founder of the Paul & Joe clothing line. The daughter of Yvan and Nicole Haggiag, a clothing company executive and designer respectively, Albou was educated at the Sorbonne and the Institut Français de la Mode before going to work for the...

  • Adeline André
    Adeline André
    Adeline André is a French fashion designer and the head of one of the ten haute couture design houses in Paris.She was born in Bangui, French Equatorial Africa and studied at the School of the Syndicate Chamber of Parisian Couture...

  • Christian Audigier
    Christian Audigier
    thumb|Christian Audigier.Christian Audigier, born on May 21, 1958 in Avignon , is a fashion designer and French entrepreneur installed in the United States. In 2010, his fortune was estimated at 250 million dollars.- Biography :...

  • Dominique Aurientis
    Dominique Aurientis
    Dominique Aurientis is a French fashion designer. In 1986, she founded Dominique Aurientis, an accessories and fashion jewelry brand...

  • Loris Azzaro
    Loris Azzaro
    Loris Azzaro was a French fashion designer. He was born in Tunisia from Sicilian parents and came to Paris to set up his cloth and perfume lines in 1962. By 1968 his business was a huge success. He was well known for making glamorous party dresses for the elite of French society. Often his...

  • Agnès B.
    Agnès b.
    agnès b. is a French fashion designer. She is known for her self-named brand, which includes fashion and film interests.-Life and early career:...

  • Pierre Balmain
    Pierre Balmain
    Pierre Alexandre Claudius Balmain was a French fashion designer. Known for sophistication and elegance, he once said that "dressmaking is the architecture of movement."...

  • Rose Bertin
    Rose Bertin
    Marie-Jeanne Rose Bertin was the French milliner and dressmaker to Queen Marie Antoinette...

  • Marc Bohan
    Marc Bohan
    Marc Bohan is a French fashion designer.In 1945, he worked as a design assistant for Robert Piguet. In 1949, he left the Piguet couture house and worked as a design assistant for Edward Molyneux. From 1954 until 1958, Bohan worked as a designer for Jean Patou.In 1958, he joined the Christian...

  • Vanessa Bruno
    Vanessa Bruno
    Vanessa Bruno is a Parisian clothing designer. Before launching her first clothing brand in 1996, Vanessa worked as a model, singer and actress...

  • Serge Cajfinger
  • Callot Sisters
    Callot Soeurs
    Callot Soeurs was a fashion design house opened in 1895 at 24, rue Taitbout in Paris, France. It was operated by the four Callot sisters: Marie Callot Gerber, Marthe Callot Bertrand, Regina Callot Tennyson-Chantrell and Joséphine Callot Crimont. The eldest sister, Marie, was trained in dressmaking...

  • Pierre Cardin
    Pierre Cardin
    Pierre Cardin Cardin was known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age designs. He prefers geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical...

  • Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
    Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
    1949: Born on November 28th in Casablanca, son of Louis and Jeanne-Blanche de Castelbajac1968: First collection for Ko and Co, company created at Limoges by his mother Jeanne-Blanche de Castelbajac1969: First show...

  • Coco Chanel
    Coco Chanel
    Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist thought, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important figure in 20th-century fashion. She was the founder of one of the most famous fashion brands, Chanel...

  • Christophe Charvet
  • Madeleine Chéruit
    Madeleine Chéruit
    Madeleine Chéruit was a Parisian couturier.Trained in the 1880s at the couture house Raudnitz, Chéruit was a Parisian designer who, like Lelong and Louise Boulanger, transformed high fashion into the reality of ready-to-wear. She refined the excessiveness of couture for her aristocratic Parisian...

  • André Courrèges
    André Courrèges
    André Courrèges is a French fashion designer, known for his ultra-modern designs. At the age of 25, after studying to be a civil engineer, he went to Paris to work at Geanne Lafaurie fashion design house...

  • Christian Dior
    Christian Dior
    Christian Dior , was a French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, also called Christian Dior.-Life:...

  • Jacques Doucet
    Jacques Doucet (fashion designer)
    Jacques Doucet was a French fashion designer, known for his elegant dresses, made with flimsy translucent materials in superimposing pastel colors....

  • Nicole Farhi
    Nicole Farhi
    Nicole Farhi, Lady Hare, CBE is a French fashion designer and sculptor born in Nice, France, of Turkish descent.She started her career as a freelance in Paris, before moving to London in the 1970s to work with Stephen Marks on his French Connection label. Their professional relationship resulted...

  • Jacques Fath
    Jacques Fath
    Jacques Fath was a French fashion designer who was considered one of the three dominant influences on postwar haute couture, the others being Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain.-Career:The son of André Fath, an Alsatian-Flemish insurance agent, Fath came from a creative family...

  • Louis Feraud
    Louis Feraud
    Louis Féraud was a French fashion designer and artist.In 1950, Louis Féraud created his first "Maison de Couture" in Cannes and by 1955 had established a couture house in Paris on the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré....

  • Julien Fournié
    Julien Fournié
    Julien Fournié is a French fashion designer and CEO of his own eponymous haute couture company founded in the summer of 2009. Previously, he was the last Creative Director of the Paris-based haute couture fashion house Torrente...

  • Maud Frizon
    Maud Frizon
    Maud Frizon de Marco is a fashion designer specializing in women's shoes. She began her career in the 1960s as a model for Parisian Haute Couture Houses of Nina Ricci, Jean Patou, and André Courrèges. At the time models had to provide their own shoes to match the clothes designers assigned them...

  • Jean Paul Gaultier
  • Nicolas Ghesquière
    Nicolas Ghesquière
    Nicolas Ghesquière is a fashion designer and is currently creative director for the house of Balenciaga owned by the Gucci Group . He grew up in Loudun, Vienne....

  • Hubert de Givenchy
    Hubert de Givenchy
    Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy is a French aristocrat and fashion designer who founded The House of Givenchy in 1952. He is famous for having designed much of the personal and professional wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn, as well as clothing for clients such as Jacqueline Kennedy...

  • Anne Valérie Hash
    Anne Valérie Hash
    Anne Valerie Hash is a French Haute Couture Designer.She graduated from the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in 1995, and designed for such other labels as Nina Ricci, Chloé, and Chanel. In 1995, she opened a small bridal business...

  • Daniel Hechter
    Daniel Hechter
    Daniel Hechter is a French fashion designer, sometimes referred to as the inventor of Pret-a-Porter or ready-to-wear .-Personal life:...

  • Charles Jourdan
    Charles Jourdan
    Charles Jourdan was a French fashion designer known best for his designs of women's shoes starting in 1919. His name reached its greatest notoriety in the years since his death under the leadership of his sons, first with an emphasis on the use of innovative materials and later for more...

  • Germaine Krebs
    Grès
    Grès was a French haute couture fashion house. Parfums Grès is the associated perfume house, which still exists, and is now based in Switzerland. -History:...

  • Christian Lacroix
    Christian Lacroix
    Christian Marie Marc Lacroix is a French fashion designer. The name may also refer to the company he founded.-Early life:Lacroix was born in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône in southern France. At a young age he began sketching historical costumes and fashions. Lacroix graduated from high school in 1969...

  • Jeanne Lanvin
    Jeanne Lanvin
    Jeanne-Marie Lanvin was a French fashion designer and the founder of the Lanvin fashion house.One of the most influential designers of the 1920s and '30s, Jeanne Lanvin's skillful use of intricate trimmings, virtuoso embroideries and beaded decorations in clear, light, floral colors became a...

  • Ted Lapidus
    Ted Lapidus
    Edmond "Ted" Lapidus was a French fashion designer. He was born in Paris the son of a Russian-Jewish Émigré tailor....

  • Guy Laroche
    Guy Laroche
    Guy Laroche was a French fashion designer and founder of the eponymous company.Laroche began his career in millinery and, from 1949, Laroche worked for Jean Desses and eventually became his assistant. In 1955, he visited the US to investigate new ready-to-wear manufacturing methods...

  • Yves Saint Laurent
  • Alexis Lavigne
    Alexis Lavigne
    Alexis Lavigne was a French tailor and inventor. Alexis Lavigne invented the couture mannequin and the supple measuring tape. In 1841 he created Esmod, the first fashion school in the world.In 1841 he established “Guerre-Lavigne” which became ESMOD...

  • Lucien Lelong
    Lucien Lelong
    Lucien Lelong was a French couturier who was prominent from the 1920s to the 1940s.-Career:Born in Paris as the son of Arthur Lelong, the owner of a textile shop, he trained at the Hautes Etudes de Commerciales in Paris and opened his fashion house in the late 1910s...

  • Hervé Leroux
    Herve Leger
    Herve Leger, sometimes written as Hervé Léger , is a French fashion house founded by the designer currently known as Hervé L. Leroux.-History:Herve Leger was founded in 1985 by the designer currently known as Hervé L. Leroux...

  • Catherine Malandrino
    Catherine Malandrino
    Catherine Malandrino is a fashion designer. She was born in Grenoble, France and now works in New York City as well as in Paris.-Profile:...

  • Claude Montana
    Claude Montana
    Claude Montana is a French fashion designer. His company, The House of Montana, founded in 1979, went bankrupt in 1997.Born in Paris in 1949 to a Catalonian father and German mother, Montana began his career by designing papier-mâché jewelry covered with rhinestones...

  • Gilles Montezin
    Gilles Montezin
    Gilles Montezin is a French clothing designer well-known for his elegant haute couture style. His clothes have been worn by various high-profile celebrities and featured in films such as Sex and the City and Confessions of a Shopaholic....

  • Roland Mouret
    Roland Mouret
    Roland Mouret is a French fashion designer.-Training and early career:His fashion training consisted of three months in a Parisian fashion college in 1979. In the 1980s Mouret worked as creative director with Gai Pied Hebdo, a Paris-based gay publication, and was an Act Up activist...

  • Thierry Mugler
    Thierry Mugler
    Thierry Mugler is a French fashion designer and creator of several perfumes.-Childhood:Mugler was born in Strasbourg, France on 21 December 1948. His passion led him to focus more on drawing than on school and at the age of 9, he began to study classical dance...

  • Jeanne Paquin
    Jeanne Paquin
    Jeanne Paquin was a French fashion designer, known for her resolutely modern and innovative designs.Born in Saint-Denis in 1869, Paquin trained as a dressmaker at Rouff and later opened her own fashion house in 1891, the first woman to ever do so...

  • Jean Patou
    Jean Patou
    - Early life :Patou was born in Normandy, France in 1880. Patou's family's business was tanning and furs. Patou worked with his uncle in Normandy, then moved to Paris in 1910, intent on becoming a couturier.-1910s - World War I and later:...

  • Josiane Maryse Pividal
    Lolita Lempicka
    Lolita Lempicka is the pseudonym of Josiane Maryse Pividal , a French fashion designer. The pseudonym is meant to be an homage to the novelist Vladimir Nabokov and the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka, combining the nickname of the title character of the former's Lolita with the surname of the...

  • Paul Poiret
    Paul Poiret
    Paul Poiret was a French fashion designer. His contributions to twentieth-century fashion have been likened to Picasso's contributions to twentieth-century art.-Early life and career:...

  • Lola Prusac
    Lola Prusac
    Lola Prusac, noted for her inventive and original way of dressing herself, worked for Hermès in Paris between 1925 and 1935. She was first "with the unusual position of counselor for colors", then as a modéliste...

  • Louis Réard
    Louis Réard
    Louis Réard was a French automobile engineer who invented the bikini in 1946.-Invention of bikini:Although Réard was an engineer, he was running his mother's shoe shop Les Folies Bergères in Paris by 1946. Réard and Jacques Heim, his rival designer, were competing to produce the world's smallest...

  • Caroline Reboux
    Caroline Reboux
    Caroline Reboux was a well known Parisian milliner and French fashion designer. She had white hair and a "girlish" look.Reboux made an art form out of high fashion hats which were re-emerging in France to supplant the bonnet in the mid-19th century...

  • Nina Ricci
    Nina Ricci (designer)
    Maria Nina Ricci was a French fashion designer of Italian origin.-Life and work:Maria Nielli was born in Turin, Italy in 1883, she moved to Florence, Italy with her family at age 5 and then to France in 1895 at age 12. She was nicknamed Nina. At the age of 13, she began an apprenticeship at a...

  • Marcel Rochas
    Rochas
    Rochas is a fashion, beauty, and perfume house founded in 1925 by french designer Marcel Rochas, born in 1902 and died in 1955, first designer of 2/3-length coats and skirts with pockets...

  • Sonia Rykiel
    Sonia Rykiel
    Sonia Rykiel née Flis is a French fashion designer.Ethnically a Polish-Romanian Jew, Sonia Rykiel was born in Neuilly a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France, the eldest of five daughters of a Polish mother and a Romanian father. At the age of 17, she was employed to dress the window...

  • Dominique Sirop
    Dominique Sirop
    Dominique Sirop is a French fashion designer and grand couturier.-Early life:Sirop's mother was a couturier's mannequin in Paris for the House of Paquin, and from seeing his mother at work Sirop got the ambition to make a career in the world of haute couture...

  • Hedi Slimane
    Hedi Slimane
    Hedi Slimane is a French fashion designer of Tunisian, Italian-Brazilian origins. He studied political sciences , and Art History at the École du Louvre, and was also educated as a tailor...

  • Franck Sorbier
    Franck Sorbier
    Franck Sorbier is a Paris fashion house that achieved haute couture status in 2005.After working successfully for Chantal Thomass and Thierry Mugler, the French fashion designer Franck Sorbier, who was born in 1961, presented his first collection in 1987....

  • Sophie Theallet
    Sophie Theallet
    Sophie Theallet creates clothes that stand alone in today's Fashion. The only path she follows is her own, as each new collection is an evolution of the last, built around Sophie’s singular vision and mastery of craft. Her signature is a panaché of femininity and ease, sensuality and craftsmanship...

  • Pauline Trigere
    Pauline Trigère
    Pauline Trigère was a French-born American fashion designer, known for her crisp, tailored cuts and innovative ideas.The daughter of a tailor, Trigère was able to operate a sewing machine by age 10 and often assisted her dressmaker mother. Shortly after leaving school, Pauline was employed as a...

  • Emanuel Ungaro
    Emanuel Ungaro
    Emanuel Ungaro is a French fashion designer.-Early life:Ungaro's Italian father fled to France from Francavilla Fontana of Brindisi province because of the fascist uprising in Italy...

  • Madeleine Vionnet
    Madeleine Vionnet
    This article is about the haute couture designer. For the fashion label, see Vionnet Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer...

  • Roger Vivier
    Roger Vivier
    Roger Vivier was a French fashion designer who specialized in shoes. His best known creation was the Stiletto heel.Vivier has been called the "Fragonard of the shoe" and his shoes "the Fabergé of Footwear" by numbers of critics. He designed extravagant richly-decorated shoes that he described as...

  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis Vuitton
    Louis Vuitton Malletier – commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton , or shortened to LV – is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label is well known for its LV monogram, which is featured on most products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes,...

  • Catherine Walker


Germany


  • Etienne Aigner
    Etienne Aigner
    Etienne Aigner AG is a high fashion house based in Munich, Germany, that specializes in luxury goods such as handbags, luggage, belts, wallets, leather accessories and so on...

  • Torsten Amft
    Torsten Amft
    Torsten Amft is a German fashion designer and artist.-Biography:Torsten Amft lives and works in Berlin since 1991. He studied fashion design in Zurich and started masterwork with Ernesto Aligieri in Rome . In 2000, Amft won the "Lexton" fashion award in New York City...

  • Iris von Arnim
    Iris von Arnim
    Iris von Arnim is an internationally acclaimed German fashion designer.Her career began in the early 1970s when she began knitting while recovering in a hospital from a car accident. In 1976 she opened a small boutique in Munich, and debuted her collection at the CPD fashion fair in Düsseldorf...

  • Hugo Boss AG
    Hugo Boss AG
    Hugo Boss AG is a German fashion and lifestyle house based in Metzingen, Germany that specializes in high-end mens- and womenswear. It is named after its founder Hugo Boss . It is owned by the Italy-based Valentino Fashion Group, itself owned by British private equity firm Permira.-Today:Hugo Boss...

  • Gregor Clemens
    Gregor Clemens
    Gregor Clemens is a fashion designer and designer of jewellery.- Life :Gregor Clemens grew up as the son of information technology specialist Eberhard Clemens and his wife Sylvia Clemens....

  • Egon von Fürstenberg
    Egon von Fürstenberg
    Egon von Fürstenberg or Prince Egon of Fürstenberg was a fashion designer.- Family :Eduard Egon Peter Paul Giovanni Prinz zu Fürstenberg was the elder son of Prince Tassilo zu Fürstenberg and his first wife, Clara Agnelli , a sister of Fiat's chairman, Gianni Agnelli. His stepmother was the Texas...

  • Robert Geller
    Robert Geller
    Robert Geller is a German-born American Fashion Designer.He graduated with a degree in fashion design at RISD in 2001 and moved to New York to join Marc Jacobs shortly after....

  • Eva Gronbach
    Eva Gronbach
    Eva Gronbach is a German fashion designer.- Life and career :Gronbach grew up in Germany‘s Rhineland. After High-School she studied at the „Institut supérieur des arts visuels La Cambre“ in Brussels, Belgium and received her degree in 2000...

  • Uli Herzner
    Uli Herzner
    Ulrike “Uli” Herzner is a fashion designer originally from East Germany, currently living in Miami Beach, Florida. She was a contestant on the third season of the Bravo network reality television series Project Runway, where she finished runner-up to Jeffrey Sebelia. She is now the star of her own...

  • Claudia Hill
    Claudia Hill
    Claudia Hill is a German costume and fashion designer, based in Berlin and New York.-Style:Critics have described her designs as having a “captivating clarity” and as being “not meant for only one season”....

  • Wolfgang Joop
    Wolfgang Joop
    Wolfgang Joop is a German fashion designer. He is the founder of the fashion and cosmetics company JOOP!, and father of fashion designer Jette Joop.-Early life:...

  • Karl Lagerfeld
    Karl Lagerfeld
    Karl Lagerfeld is a German fashion designer, artist and photographer based in Paris. He has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art related projects, most notably as head designer and creative director for the fashion house Chanel...

  • Sonja de Lennart
    Sonja de Lennart
    Sonja de Lennart is a European fashion designer. In 1948, she invented Capri pants.-Early life:Sonja de Lennart was born in 1920 into a multicultural family and is the daughter of an industrialist and syndicus. In her youth, she was a keen athlete in swimming and track and field. By the age of...

  • Margaretha Ley
    Escada
    Escada is an international luxury fashion group in women's designer clothing. The company has a presence in about 60 different countries. Its main sales markets are North America, western and eastern Europe and Asia. It filed bankruptcy in August 2009, and was acquired by Megha Mittal, in November...

  • Tomas Maier
    Tomas Maier
    Tomas Maier is a German-born designer who is currently Head of Creative Design at Italian luxury goods company Bottega Veneta, a subsidiary of the Gucci Group...

  • Rudolph Moshammer
    Rudolph Moshammer
    Rudolph Moshammer was a German fashion designer. He was murdered at the age of 64 in the Grünwald neighborhood of Munich, Germany.- Life :Born in Munich, Germany, Moshammer had an education in retail industry trading...

  • Philipp Plein
    Philipp Plein
    -Background and career:Upon completion of the Gymnasium Schloss Salem boarding school on Lake Constance, he studied at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen law. Pleins strong interest in art has early been shaped by his parents. Numerous travel and related visits to museums awoke in him...

  • Jil Sander
    Jil Sander
    Heidemarie Jiline 'Jil' Sander is a minimalist German fashion designer and the founder of the Jil Sander fashion house....



Greece


  • Sophia Kokosalaki
    Sophia Kokosalaki
    Sophia Kokosalaki is a Greek fashion designer with her own label based in London. A graduate of London's Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, she was chosen to design the opening and closing ceremonial outfits for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, which were staged in her home town of...

  • Panos Papadopoulos
    Panos Papadopoulos
    Panos Papadopoulos is the founder, designer and entrepreneur behind Panos Emporio AB, established 1986 in Gothenburg, Sweden, the largest swimwear supplier in Scandinavia. He is known as the bathing suit king...

  • Elena Votsi
    Elena Votsi
    Elena Votsi is a Greek jewelry designer. She worked for Gucci for three years before opening her own boutique in Athens.In 2003 she designed the Athens 2004 Olympic Medal...



India


  • Erum Ali
    Erum Ali
    Erum Ali is an Indian fashion designer, mainly working for the Indian movie industry. Apart from film commitments, Ali has also participated at the Chennai Fashion Week and has a self-named collection.- Career :...

  • Manish Arora
    Manish Arora
    Manish Arora is an Indian fashion designer based in New Delhi. In early 2011, he was appointed as creative director of the womenswear collection of the French fashion house Paco Rabanne...

  • Rohit Bal
    Rohit Bal
    Rohit Bal is a fashion designer from New Delhi, India. He designs for men and women, and has bridal and evening collections in addition to day-wear and ready-to-wear.-Early Life:...

  • Ritu Beri
    Ritu Beri
    Ritu Beri is a New Delhi based International fashion designer. She is the first Asian designer to head the French fashion brand, Scherrer.-Career:...

  • Kavita Bhartiya
    Kavita Bhartiya
    Kavita Bhartiya often Bardiya is a noted Indian fashion designer. She is behind the Ogaan fashion designer store in India.In August 2007 she announced her new fashion range called 'The Glass House', a range which endorses use of transparent fabrics and pastel colors including Light pinks, sky...

  • Rehane Yavar Dhala
    Rehane Yavar Dhala
    Begum Rehane Yavar Dhala née Begum Rehane Khaleeli , best known as REHANE, is a fashion designer based in Chennai, India and known for her mélange of modern Indian sensibilities with a strong sense of European haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion.Rehane's flagship store is in Chennai with...

  • Surily Goel
    Surily Goel
    Surily Goel is an Indian fashion designer.Goel studied at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. This was followed by her own range of clothing titled "Surily". She broke into the Bollywood film industry when she styled for Preity Zinta in the film Salaam Namaste ,...

  • Shabina Khan
    Shabina Khan
    Shabina Khan is an Indian fashion designer, mainly working for the Indian movie industry Bollywood. She has designed costumes for over thirty films and has been working since 1988.- Career :...

  • Rohit Khosla
    Rohit Khosla
    Rohit Khosla, , was a pioneer of Indian fashion. He started his own label in 1987, along with his sister, designer, Rohini Khosla.-Early life:...

  • Ritu Kumar
    Ritu Kumar
    Ritu Kumar is an Indian fashion designer, based in Delhi.-Early life and education:A native of Amritsar, Ritu attended Lady Irwin College, in New Delhi, graduating in 1964, and Briarcliff College, New York, USA in 1966.-Career:Kumar has been designing the wardrobes comprising swimwear,...

  • Neeta Lulla
    Neeta Lulla
    Neeta Lulla is an Indian fashion stylist and costume designer. She is the winner of three National Film Awards for Best Costume Design.-Awards:*National Film Award for Best Costume Design 2009 for Jodhaa Akbar....

  • Manish Malhotra
    Manish Malhotra
    Manish Malhotra is considered to be India's leading and most successful fashion designer.Manish Malhotra has designed for many leading actresses in Bollywood. He is known for his different style and his ability to envision a 'look' for the character. He is known for designing the costumes for...

  • Asmita Marwa
    Asmita Marwa
    Asmita Marwa is an Indian fashion designer, rated by Vogue as one of nine top up-and-coming international designers.-Design career:Marwa began designing clothes in Hyderabad in the 1990s. She was the first Hyderabad designer to enter the Telugu film industry...

  • Sabyasachi Mukherjee
    Sabyasachi Mukherjee
    Sabyasachi Mukherjee is an Indian fashion designer. He sells under his label, 'Sabyasachi', since 1999. He has also designed for a few Bollywood films -Early life:...

  • Agnimitra Paul
    Agnimitra Paul
    -Early life:Paul was born in Asansol, West Bengal, India in a family of doctors and academicians. She went to Loreto Convent in Asansol, then she had an MBA from Jadavpur University and a Diploma from the Fashion School of the Birla Institute of Liberal Arts & Management Sciences.-Career:Paul...

  • Wendell Rodricks
    Wendell Rodricks
    Wendell Rodricks is a prominent fashion designer based in the western Indian region of Goa. He has been listed among one of India's top ten designers. His work has involved a wide range of fashion—from lecturing on world costume history to fashion journalism and styling for international...

  • Anna Singh
    Anna Singh
    Anna Singh ' is an Indian fashion designer, mainly working for the Indian movie industry Bollywood. She has designed costumes for over 900 films and has been working since 1998.-Personal Life:...

  • Govind Kumar Singh
    Govind Kumar Singh
    Govind Kumar Singh is an Indian fashion designer. He has appeared in two series of Let's Design, a television reality show, and won the 2011 series.-Early life and career:Singh is from the Supaul district of Bihar...

  • Tarun Tahiliani
    Tarun Tahiliani
    Tarun Tahiliani is a noted Indian fashion designer.In 2010, Tahiliani claimed an exemption as an artist on his income tax for his design work under section 80 RR of the Indian Income Tax Act...

  • JJ Valaya
    JJ Valaya
    JJ Valaya is a noted Indian fashion designer and couturier from New Delhi, India. He founded the House of Valaya, a a luxury fashion and lifestyle house in 1992, along with his brother TJ Singh...



Indonesia


  • Anne Avantie
    Anne Avantie
    Anna Avantie is contemporary kebaya pioneer. She's the most expensive kebaya maker in Indonesia.- Private Life :Anna Avantie born in Semarang, 20 May 1954. Anne Avantie was born from a couple Hary Alexander and Amie Indriati...

  • Biyan Wanaatmadja
    Biyan Wanaatmadja
    Biyan Wanaatmadja or biyan born in Surabaya, Jawa Timur, 20 October 1954. The most prominent and high end fashion designer living in Indonesia.-Private Life:...

  • Peter Sie
    Peter Sie
    Peter Sie was one of the pioneers of fashion design in Indonesia....

  • Sebastian Gunawan
    Sebastian Gunawan
    -Private Life:Sebastian or Seba married with Arabian Lebanese lady Christina Panarese. He was studied in the Susan Budiardjo fashion school then moved to Los Angeles and Instituto Artistico Dell Abbigliamento Maragoni, Milano, Italia...

  • Selphie Bong
    Selphie Bong
    Selphie Bong was born in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia 4 March 1987. She was one of the youngest successful Indonesian designer.-Career:She joined a few fashion week and designed for Beauty Pageant contestant right after her graduation show...

  • Josephine Komara (Obin)
    Josephine Komara (Obin)
    Josephine Komara or Obin is a Batik designer from Indonesia....



Iraq


  • Reem Alasadi
    Reem Alasadi
    Reem Alasadi is an internationally known Iraqi haute couture fashion designer. She is based in both London and Tokyo, and is very popular in Japan, with her style being described as "British punk and recycled materials molded into voluminous and voluptuous Victorian-inspired dresses".- Early life...

  • Bassem Al Cheikh Jawad
    Bassem Al Cheikh Jawad
    Bassem Al Cheikh Jawad or Bassem Al Sheikh Jawad is an Iraqi fashion designer born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1946, and has been exiled in Amman, Jordan for 25 years. He studied Eastern average stylism, Pharaonic behaviours, European fashion and architecture. He has held fashion shows in Marrakesh,...

  • May Joseph Ramou
    May Joseph Ramou
    - Quotes :- References :...

  • Hana Sadiq
    Hana Sadiq
    Hana Sadiq is an Iraqi fashion designer who has held fashion shows in Amman; Jordan, Naples, Italy, Beirut; Lebanon and Dubai; UAE.Sadiq has a degree in French Literature from the University of Baghdad. Now a fashion designer, she specializes in the integration of Arabic art with the best of...

  • Salim al-Shimiri
    Salim al-Shimiri
    Salim al-Shimiri is an Iraqi fashion designer. His job entails selecting the fabrics used, the models, positioning the lighting for runway shows as well as creating the garments. He graduated at Baghdad University with a degree in microbiology, he later returned to study art...



Ireland


  • Sybil Connolly
    Sybil Connolly
    Sybil Connolly was an Irish fashion designer for Brunschwig & Fils, Schumacher, Tiffany & Co., etc...

  • Paul Costelloe
    Paul Costelloe
    Paul Costelloe is an Irish designer and artist who has been a leader in British and Irish fashion for the last 30 years. His father, a successful figure in the Irish rainwear market, was originally from Limerick and his mother, an American from New York. He was the youngest of a large family of...

  • Orla Kiely
    Orla Kiely
    Orla Kiely is an Irish fashion designer based in London. Although she started work on hat design, she has since moved into design work on handbags and her designs have been featured on a variety of other items including kitchenware and cars. She received a Master's degree from the Royal College of...

  • Miriam Mone
    Miriam Mone
    Miriam Mone was an Irish fashion designer.Mone was from County Armagh in Northern Ireland. At an early age, she became determined to pursue a career in fashion. She was accepted into Foundation Art at Preston Polytechnic in Lancashire in 1983. After that she was accepted at the Limerick School of...

  • Philip Treacy
    Philip Treacy
    Philip Treacy OBE is an Irish milliner.Born in Ahascragh,in the West of Ireland, he lived with his parents, seven brothers and sister across the road from the village church...



Israel


  • Yigal Azrouël
    Yigal Azrouël
    Yigal Azrouël is an Israeli American New York based fashion designer. He was born in Israel of French-Moroccan descent and currently lives in the United States.-Career:...

  • Alber Elbaz
    Alber Elbaz
    -Biography:Alberto Elbaz was born in Casablanca, Morocco. He immigrated to Israel with his family at the age of ten and grew up in Holon. After serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, he studied at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Ramat Gan...

  • Lea Gottlieb
    Lea Gottlieb
    Lea Gottlieb is an Israeli swimwear fashion designer. She emigrated to Israel from Hungary after World War II, and founded the Gottex company.-Early life:...

  • Nili Lotan
    Nili Lotan
    Nili Lotan is an Israeli American fashion designer best known as the founder of the Nili Lotan Design Studio, a designer clothing company.-Early life and education:...

  • Yotam Solomon
    Yotam Solomon
    Yotam Solomon is a Los Angeles-based, Israeli-born fashion designer. Yotam Solomon's designs from his collection YOTAM SOLOMON have been seen on celebrities such as Nikki Reed, Christian Serratos, Monet Mazur, Stacy Keibler, Kim Kardashian, etc.-Personal life:Solomon's grandparents migrated from...

  • Elie Tahari
    Elie Tahari
    Elie Tahari is an Israeli-American luxury fashion designer of men and women's clothing. Elie Tahari, Ltd., the company he founded, has annual revenue of around $1 to 2.5 million...



Italy


  • Giorgio Armani
    Giorgio Armani
    Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer to come out of Italy, with an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a...

  • Renato Balestra
    Renato Balestra
    Renato Balestra , is an Italian fashion designer.Renato Balestra is an Italian fashion designer. However, he first started studying civil engineering....

  • Rocco Barocco
    Rocco Barocco
    Rocco Barocco, born in Naples, Italy in 1944 is a Fashion designer.His real name is Gennaro Muscariello. After his first steps in the fashion industry he legally changed his name and surname to Rocco Barocco....

  • Rene Caovilla
    Rene Caovilla
    Rene Caovilla, born in 1938 along the Riviera del Brenta in Fiesso D’Artico , Italy,is an Italian fashion designer.- Biography :Edoardo Caovilla, the father of Rene Fernando, was a student of Luigi Voltan, the man who initiated the Riviera del Brenta's distinguished history of shoe-making. Edoardo...

  • Ennio Capasa
    Ennio Capasa
    Ennio Capasa is an Italian fashion designer, he was born in Lecce in 1960He is the creator of CoSTUME NATIONAL, the Italian fashion house he founded in 1986 and now an internationally renowned designer label famous for its subtle shapes, dark tones and sartorial detail.-Biography:After completing...

  • Roberto Capucci
    Roberto Capucci
    Roberto Capucci is an Italian fashion designer, known for his extravagant and ingeniously constructed outfits.-Biography:...

  • Domenico Caraceni
    Caraceni
    Caraceni was founded in Rome in 1913 by the father of Italian tailoring, Domenico Caraceni. At one point in the 1930s, Domenico and his family operated ateliers in Rome, Milan and Paris. The Paris atelier was operated by Domenico's brother, Augusto, who closed his atelier when Mussolini declared...

  • Roberto Cavalli
    Roberto Cavalli
    Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer from Florence.-Biography:Roberto Cavalli was born in Florence, Tuscany. His grandfather, Giuseppe Rossi, was a member of the Macchiaioli Movement, whose work is exhibited in the Uffizi Gallery. Cavalli decided to enroll at the local Art Institute,...

  • Emilio Cavallini
    Emilio Cavallini
    Emilio Cavallini is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his hosiery collections.-Biography:...

  • Nino Cerruti
    Nino Cerruti
    Nino Cerruti is an Italian businessman and stylist, among the most famous in the world.He founded his own haute couture house Cerruti in 1967 in Paris...

  • Enrico Coveri
    Enrico Coveri
    Enrico Coveri was an Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur from Prato, Italy. A former model and stage designer he founded the homonymous fashion house in Florence and was immediately acclaimed for his creations at the first appearances on the catwalks in both Milan and Paris in 1977. He died...

  • Alessandro De Benedetti
    Alessandro De Benedetti
    Alessandro De Benedetti is an Italian fashion designer, born in Genoa on December 12, 1973.- Activity :During the Nineties Alessandro De Benedetti studied graphics and comic art in Milan, inspired by authors such as Guido Crepax and Frank Miller, and fashion at Marangoni Institute.After...

  • Alessandro Dell'Acqua
    Alessandro Dell'Acqua
    Alessandro Dell'Acqua is a fashion designer. He presented his first prêt-à-porter collection at Milan Moda Donna in 1996 and his first men's line at Pitti in Florence in January 1998....

  • Domenico Dolce
    Dolce & Gabbana
    Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian luxury industry fashion house. The company was started by the Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in Milan, Italy. By 2005 their turnover was €597 million....

  • Alessandra Facchinetti
    Alessandra Facchinetti
    Alessandra Facchinetti is an Italian fashion designer. In 2007 she was appointed the creative director at the fashion House of Valentino, on the retirement of Valentino Garavani. Previously she had been a designer at the House of Gucci...

  • Salvatore Ferragamo
    Salvatore Ferragamo
    Salvatore Ferragamo was a Florentine and Italian shoe designer. He worked with many Hollywood stars in the 1920s, before returning to Italy to found the eponymous company making unique hand-made footwear. His scientific and creative approach to shoes spawned many innovations such as the wedge heel...

  • Gianfranco Ferré
    Gianfranco Ferrè
    Gianfranco Ferré was a fashion designer also known as "the architect of fashion" for his background and his original attitude toward creating fashion design....

  • Alberta Ferretti
    Alberta Ferretti
    Alberta Ferretti is an Italian fashion designer and dressmaker. She designs for Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti. Her showroom is in Milan, Italy but her studio is in the picturesque village of Cattolica, near Rimini, Italy....

  • Stefano Gabbana
    Dolce & Gabbana
    Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian luxury industry fashion house. The company was started by the Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in Milan, Italy. By 2005 their turnover was €597 million....

  • Irene Galitzine
    Irene Galitzine
    Princess Irene Galitzine was a Russian-Georgian-born fashion designer whose most renowned creation was the "palazzo pyjama"...

  • Guccio Gucci
    Guccio Gucci
    Guccio Gucci was an Italian businessman and fashion designer, the founder of The House of Gucci and son of an Italian merchant from the country’s northern manufacturing region.-Founding Gucci:...

  • Angelo Litrico
    Angelo Litrico
    Angelo Litrico was an Italian fashion designer. He dressed many world leaders on both sides of the Cold War, and is credited with introducing fashion shows for men's clothing...

  • Achille Maramotti
    Max Mara
    MaxMara, or The House of MaxMara, is a luxury Italian fashion house known for its ready-to-wear clothing. Established in 1951 in Reggio Emilia by Achille Maramotti...

  • Alviero Martini
    Alviero Martini
    Alviero Martini is an Italian fashion designer who was born in Cuneo and is known for the 1A Classe range of clothing and accessories that is characterised by a "map" motif.-External links:...

  • Anna Molinari
  • Franco Moschino
    Franco Moschino
    Franco Moschino was an Italian fashion designer remembered for his witty, colorful, lively and provocative designs which not only challenged, but poked fun at, the fashion establishment.-Early years:...

  • Stefano Pilati
    Stefano Pilati
    Stefano Pilati is an Italian fashion designer. Since 2002, he has been the head designer of the fashion house Yves Saint Laurent.-Career:...

  • Miuccia Prada
    Miuccia Prada
    Miuccia Prada is an Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur. She also has a Ph.D. in Political Science.Prada was born in Milan, the youngest granddaughter of Mario Prada, founder of the company. According to: Forbes.com's The World's Richest People 2001: "She and her husband, Patrizio Bertelli,...

  • Emilio Pucci
    Emilio Pucci
    Emilio Pucci, Marquis of Barsento , was a Florentine Italian fashion designer and politician. He and his eponymous company are synonymous with geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colours.-Early life:...

  • Nina Ricci
    Nina Ricci (designer)
    Maria Nina Ricci was a French fashion designer of Italian origin.-Life and work:Maria Nielli was born in Turin, Italy in 1883, she moved to Florence, Italy with her family at age 5 and then to France in 1895 at age 12. She was nicknamed Nina. At the age of 13, she began an apprenticeship at a...

  • Fausto Sarli
    Fausto Sarli
    -Biography:Sarli was born in Naples in 1927 and died in Rome December 9, 2010. He presented his first collection at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence in 1954 at the age of 29. In 1958, he established his own house, in Naples. He opened ateliers in Rome on Via Veneto and Milan. Sarli exports its...

  • Alessandro Sartori
    Alessandro Sartori
    Alessandro Sartori is an Italian fashion designer born in Biella, Italy in 1966. He is currently artistic director at Berluti - LVMH Group based in Paris.-Career:...

  • Elsa Schiaparelli
    Elsa Schiaparelli
    Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. Starting with knitwear, Schiaparelli's designs were heavily influenced by Surrealists like her collaborators...

  • Mila Schön
    Mila Schon
    Mila Schön was an Italian-born fashion designer. Marella Agnelli was one of her early clients.Born Maria Carmen Nutrizio, in Traù – now Croatia – on September 28, 1915 to wealthy Italian aristocratic parents who relocated to the Italian peninsula when Schön was a child, she is known for her...

  • Luciano Soprani
    Luciano Soprani
    Luciano Soprani was an Italian fashion designer known for his tailored, colorful men's suits and silk evening gowns.-Early life:Soprani was born in Reggiolo in 1946 to a family of farmers in the province of Reggio Emilia...

  • Sergio Tacchini
    Sergio Tacchini
    Sergio Tacchini is an Italian fashion designer of sportswear and former professional tennis player. The sportswear firm bearing his name is located in Bellinzago Novarese, Novara, Italy.- Tennis career :...

  • Riccardo Tisci
    Riccardo Tisci
    Riccardo Tisci is an Italian fashion designer. He graduated from London's Central Saint Martins Academy in 1999, and in 2005 was named Creative Director for Givenchy womenswear and haute couture...

  • Valentino
  • Giambattista Valli
    Giambattista Valli
    -Early life:Valli obtained his education from one of Rome's Vatican schools, during a conservative childhood. On his office mantelpiece are photographs of Penelope Cruz, Queen Rania, Astrid Munoz and one of him as a youth taken with Pope John Paul I. In the picture Valli is wearing turquoise shorts...

  • Donatella Versace
    Donatella Versace
    Donatella Versace is an Italian fashion designer and current Vice-President of the Versace Group, as well as chief designer. She owns 20 percent of the entire stock market assets of Versace. Her brother, Santo Versace, owns 30 percent...

  • Gianni Versace
    Gianni Versace
    Gianni Versace was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Gianni Versace S.p.A., an international fashion house, which produces accessories, fragrances, makeup and home furnishings as well as clothes. He also designed costumes for the theatre and films, and was a friend of Madonna, Elton John,...

  • Italo Zucchelli
    Italo Zucchelli
    Italo Zucchelli is an Italian fashion designer, best known as the Men's Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection.-Early life:...



Japan


  • Tsumori Chisato
    Tsumori Chisato
    Tsumori Chisato is a Japanese fashion designer.She attended Tokyo's Bunka Fashion College. She began work with Issey Miyake in 1977 and started her own line in 1990. She took her work to Paris in 2003 and has built a following in the United States. Her aesthetic focuses on prints and has a...

  • Limi Feu
    Limi Feu
    Limi Feu is a Japanese fashion designer. She started her label in 2000 and showed her clothes at Tokyo Fashion Week between 2000 and 2007. She made her Paris Fashion Week debut in October 2007 and was greeted with praise from fashion critics.Feu is the daughter of designer Yohji Yamamoto...

  • Akira Isogawa
    Akira Isogawa
    is one of Australia's most prominent contemporary fashion designers. Born in Japan, he immigrated to Australia in 1986, studying fashion at East Sydney Technical Collage drawing from inspiration from contemporary Japanese design. He also opened up a store in Woollahra, Sydney, in 1993. By the...

  • Rei Kawakubo
    Rei Kawakubo
    is a Japanese fashion designer, founder of Comme des Garçons.She is untrained as a fashion designer, but studied fine arts and literature at Keio University. After graduation, Kawakubo worked in a textile company and began working as a freelance stylist in 1967....

  • Takeo Kikuchi
    Takeo Kikuchi
    is a famous Japanese industrial and fashion designer. He designs such things as spectacle frames and chronographs in addition to clothing.In 2004 he bowed out from designing his own self-named brand, entrusting creative direction to Taishi Nobukuni, a graduate of London's St. Martin's College...

  • Eley Kishimoto
    Eley Kishimoto
    Eley Kishimoto, is a British fashion and design company with headquarters in London, UK. Founded in the early 1990s by Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto, the company is primarily known for its print design...

  • Michiko Koshino
    Michiko Koshino
    , born in 1942, is a fashion designer. She has high-end stores in Japan and London.Koshino was the designer for the final runway show of Stardoll's Elite, Kahlen's Next Top Model....

  • Mana
    Mana (musician)
    Mana is a Japanese musician and fashion designer, best known for his role as leader and guitarist of the visual kei band Malice Mizer. His clothing label, Moi-même-Moitié, helped popularize Japan's Gothic Lolita fashion movement. Mana is currently working on his solo project Moi dix...

  • Eri Matsui
    Eri Matsui
    is a Japanese fashion designer known for mathematically-inspired designs. Her 2000 collection featured many designs created using the Mathematica software program...

  • Issey Miyake
    Issey Miyake
    is a Japanese fashion designer. He is known for his technology-driven clothing designs, exhibitions and fragrances.-Life and career:Miyake was born 22 April 1938 in Hiroshima, Japan. As a seven year-old, he witnessed and survived the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. He studied...

  • Hanae Mori
    Hanae Mori
    Hanae Mori is a fashion designer in Japan. She is the only Japanese woman to have presented her collections on the runways of Paris and New York, and the first Asian woman to be admitted as an official haute couture design house by the fédération française de la couture in France...

  • Tayuka Nakanishi
    Tayuka Nakanishi
    Tayuka Nakanishi is an active Japanese fashion designer. Along with Akira Takeuchi, she is founder and main designer of the Theatre Products fashion brand, which is popular in the Harajuku and Shibuya areas of Tokyo, known as centers of youth fashion....

  • Hirooko Naoto
    H. Naoto
    Naoto Hirooka, better known as H. Naoto is a Japanese avant-garde fashion designer. H. Naoto's style of clothing and accessories could be classified under Japanese punk and gothic lolita, and he has been called the "most visible and successful of the labels fixated on that style."He graduated from...

  • Kenzo Takada
    Kenzo Takada
    Kenzo Takada is a Japanese fashion designer. He is also the founder of Kenzo, a worldwide brand of perfumes, skincare products and clothes....

  • Novala Takemoto
    Novala Takemoto
    is a Japanese author and fashion designer. His real name is . His pen name is translatable as "The Wild Rose."Known as the "Lolitas' Bard," he is a heterosexual man self-described as having the charisma of a young maiden. He has been one of the most active promoters of the Lolita lifestyle...

  • Akira Takeuchi
  • Junya Tashiro
    Junya Tashiro
    Junya Tashiro is a Japanese fashion designer based in Fukuoka City. Tashiro creates women's apparel as well as handbags and ladies' accessories. Tashiro often works in natural fabrics such as linen in earthy colors. He has presented his fashion creations in Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo.-...

  • Junya Watanabe
    Junya Watanabe
    Junya Watanabe is a Japanese fashion designer, originally the protege of Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo. Born in Fukushima, Japan in 1961, he went on to attend Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, graduating in 1984. At this time he began his apprenticeship at Comme des Garçons as a patternmaker...

  • Kansai Yamamoto
    Kansai Yamamoto
    is one of the leaders in Japanese Contemporary fashion, in particular during the 1970s and 1980s.-Biography:Kansai was born in 1944 in Yokohama, Japan...

  • Yohji Yamamoto
    Yohji Yamamoto
    Yōji Yamamoto , is an award winning Japanese fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris. Yohji is considered to be among the master tailors whose work is thought to be of fashion genius and he has been described by Julie Gilhart, fashion director for Barney's New York as probably the only designer...

  • Junko Yoshioka
    Junko Yoshioka
    Junko Yoshioka is a New York City based fashion designer known primarily for her bridal wear. She has been the recipient of various awards and other recognitions, including first place at the Millennium Designer Invitational , and was named as one of the Top 100 Influential Japanese People in...



Lebanon


  • Reem Acra
    Reem Acra
    Reem Acra is an internationally known Lebanese fashion designer. She studied in Paris, as well as New York. She is known for her bridal designs. Her designs are sold in famous clothing boutiques such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. She has been on several popular magazines including In...

  • Huguette Caland
    Huguette Caland
    Huguette Caland, born in 1931, is a Lebanese painter, sculptor and fashion designer living in Los Angeles, noted for her nudes. Caland, whose father, Bechara El Khoury was the first president of Lebanon from 1943 to 1952, co-founded INAASH , which creates jobs for refugee women and sells their...

  • George Chakra
  • Sonia Fares
    Sonia Fares
    Sonia Fares is a fashion designer and former Miss Lebanon who participated in Miss Universe 1968.-References:...

  • Abed Mahfouz
    Abed Mahfouz
    Abed Mahfouz is a renowned Lebanese fashion designer. - External links :**http://www.rendezvousdelamode.com/?p=1185*http://www.corrierediroma.it/articoli/altaroma1607100116.html...

  • Zuhair Murad
    Zuhair Murad
    Zuhair Murad is a Beirut-based Lebanese fashion designer.In 1995, Zuhair Murad opened his first atelier in Beirut and not long after he came to establish a very high reputation on the international fashion scene. What began as a mere hobby soon turned into an empire of unique sophistication and...

  • Elie Saab
    Elie Saab
    Elie Saab , sometimes known simply as 'ES', is a Lebanese fashion designer.In 1982, Saab launched his Beirut-based fashion label when he was 18 years old. His main workshop is in Lebanon. He also has workshops in Milan and Paris.Born to Maronite Catholic parents in Beirut, Saab is self-trained...



Malaysia


  • Bernard Chandran
    Bernard Chandran
    Dato Bernard Chandran is a Malaysian fashion designer. His talents have earned him many faithful clients among Malaysia's elite most notably the Royal families of Malaysia and Brunei as well as two former Miss Universe...

  • Jimmy Choo
    Jimmy Choo
    Dato' Jimmy Choo, OBE, born Choo Yeang Keat, is a Malaysian fashion designer based in London, United Kingdom. He is best known for founding Jimmy Choo Ltd that became known for its handmade women's shoes....

  • Melinda Looi
    Melinda Looi
    Melinda Looi is an award-winning fashion designer famous for her signature avant-garde and vintage style...

  • Zang Toi
    Zang Toi
    -Early life:He was born in the Kuala Krai district in the state of Kelantan on 11 June 1961.Toi left his native Malaysia at the age of eighteen, and via Toronto, landed in New York a year later. There he attended Parsons School of Design and apprenticed with Mary Jane Marcasiano and Ronaldus Shamask...

  • Alexandrea Yeo
    Alexandrea Yeo
    Alexandrea Yeo Mei Quin is a Malaysian fashion designer. She gained fame when she emerged runner up in the first season of Project Runway Malaysia...



Mali


  • Mohamed Dia
    Mohamed Dia
    Mohamed Dia is a Franco-Malian designer of sport clothing , founder of the M.Dia brand....

  • Malamine Koné
    Malamine Koné
    Malamine Koné is a Malian and French entrepreneur. He’s the founder of the sportswear brand Airness.Kone arrived in France at the age of 10 and was raised in the northern paris suburb of Saint-Denis.Kone became a boxer but his boxing career was cut short after a road accident in 1995.Kone then...

  • Lamine Badian Kouyaté
    Xuly Bët
    Xuly Bët Funkin' Fashion Factory, or Xuly Bët, is a line of clothing designed by Lamine Badian Kouyaté, born 28 Dec 1962, a Malian fashion designer....

  • Chris Seydou
    Chris Seydou
    Seydou Nourou Doumbia, known as Chris Seydou , was a Malian fashion designer known for his use of traditional Malian fabrics, particularly bògòlanfini ....



Mexico


  • Manuel Cuevas
    Manuel Cuevas
    Manuel Arturo José Cuevas Martínez or just Manuel is a designer for Rock and Roll and Country acts.-History:...

  • Eduardo Lucero
    Eduardo Lucero
    Eduardo Lucero is a Los Angeles based United States fashion designer known for his vivid colors, feminine detailing, romantic and curvaceous shapes in his designs that are consistently red carpet favorites. Soft and flowy silk gowns, deep plunge fronts and backs with hits of vibrant color, is what...

  • Mario Moya
    Mario Moya
    Mario Moya was born in Mexico and spent his childhood years in Chicago. He became interested in fashion, inspiration came from designers of that era. As a teenager he began making his own creations...

  • José María Torre
    José María Torre
    José María Torre is a Mexican actor and fashion designer who started his career at the age of five doing television commercials. He is the brother of actresses Fátima and Andrea Torre...



Netherlands


  • Wilbert Das
    Wilbert Das
    -Biography:Wilbert Das was born in 1963 and spent his formative years working on his parents dairy farm in the small village of Riethoven in the South of Holland. At age 19 he left Riethoven to study fashion design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Arnhem, where he received his diploma in 1988...

  • Koos Van Den Akker
    Koos Van Den Akker
    Koos Van Den Akker is a Dutch-born fashion designer based New York City, USA. He is famed for his unique collaged 'Koos' designed clothing and notably the creator of the 'Bill Cosby' Sweaters.-Biography:...

  • Marlies Dekkers
    Marlies Dekkers
    Marlies Dekkers is a Dutch fashion designer known for her lingerie line Undressed.-Biography:Marlies Dekkers was born in Oosterhout, the Netherlands. She studied at the Art school in Breda, from which she graduated cum laude in 1991...

  • Olcay Gulsen
    Olcay Gulsen
    Olcay Gulsen, also known as OJ Gulsen, is a Dutch fashion designer of Kurdish descent and owner of the SuperTrash fashion label.-Life and career:...

  • Viktor Horsting
    Viktor & Rolf
    Viktor & Rolf is an Amsterdam-based fashion house. The company was founded in 1993 by designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren .- History :...

  • Percy Irausquin
    Percy Irausquin
    Joseph Gregory Percy Irausquin was an Aruban-born Dutch fashion designer and couturier based in Amsterdam...

  • Addy van den Krommenacker
    Addy van den Krommenacker
    Addy van den Krommenacker is a Dutch fashion designer.He launched his first own designs in 2002, during the Beaumonde Fashion Awards. This was followed by his own couture collection the year after...

  • Frans Molenaar
    Frans Molenaar
    Frans Molenaar is a Dutch fashion designer.He studied to become a tailor in Amsterdam from 1955–1958. After his studies he did an internship with Charles Montaigne in Paris from 1959–1960 and worked for Gerard Pipart at Nina Ricci also in Paris from 1961–1964.In 1967 he started his own business...

  • Antoine Peters
    Antoine Peters
    Antoine Peters is an Amsterdam based Dutch fashion designer.Antoine Peters graduated cum laude at the Art Academy in Arnhem and then continued to study his Masters degree at the Fashion Institute, Arnhem. His graduation show took place at the fashionweek in Paris in march of 2006...

  • Ellen Schippers
    Ellen Schippers
    Ellen Schippers is a Dutch contemporary artist and fashion designer. She is known for creating live and video performances with wearable sculptures that she designs herself.-Early life and education:...

  • Rolf Snoeren
    Viktor & Rolf
    Viktor & Rolf is an Amsterdam-based fashion house. The company was founded in 1993 by designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren .- History :...

  • Josephus Thimister
    Josephus Thimister
    Josephus Melchior Thimister is a Belgian interior decorator and noted fashion designer who launched his eponymous fashion label, THIMISTER in 1997. In 2001, the editor-in-chief of Vogue USA Anna Wintour named Josephus Thimister as one of the twenty-first best fashion designers...

  • Warmenhoven & Venderbos
    Warmenhoven & Venderbos
    Warmenhoven & Venderbos is a Netherlands based clothing label founded in 1996 by Sascha Warmenhoven and Babette Venderbos.-Origins:The Netherlands based label is the brainchild of Sascha Warmenhoven and Babette Venderbos. The two met while studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam and...

  • Mart Visser
    Mart Visser
    Martin Visser is a Dutch fashion designer since 1993.Visser grew up in Sleeuwijk and studied at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, the Modeacademie Montaigne, and the Saga International Design Centre....

  • Edgar Vos
    Edgar Vos
    Edgar Vos was a Dutch fashion designer.Vos was born in Makassar in the Dutch East Indies in 1931...



New Zealand


  • Trelise Cooper
    Trelise Cooper
    Trelise Cooper is one of New Zealand's successful and internationally accomplished fashion designers. Her designs have featured in magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Women's Wear Daily and InStyle and featured on the television series Sex and the City...

  • Elisabeth Findlay
    Elisabeth Findlay
    Elisabeth Findlay, better known as Liz Findlay, is a New Zealand fashion designer. She co-founded the fashion house Zambesi with her husband, Neville Findlay, in 1979. She is the daughter of Greek–Ukrainian immigrants and is the sister of Margarita Robertson, the designer at fashion label Nom...

  • Flora MacKenzie
    Flora MacKenzie
    Flora MacKenzie was a New Zealand dress designer and brothel owner, based in Auckland for most of her life.-Early life:Born in 1902, Flora was the daughter of Sir Hugh Ross MacKenzie, a farmer and horse stud owner in Mangere, Auckland...

  • Rebecca Taylor
    Rebecca Taylor
    Rebecca Taylor is a New Zealand-born fashion designer based in New York, New York, United States. To Americans, she is probably the most famous New Zealand designer, with her label at US and European department stores. Her retail outlets include boutiques in Japan...

  • Karen Walker


Philippines


  • Mich Dulce
    Mich Dulce
    Mich Dulce is a Filipina fashion designer, milliner, corsetiere, actress and vocalist of bands Death By Tampon and Us-2 Evil-0.She graduated from the Poveda Learning Center in Quezon City Mich Dulce (born Michelle Dianne Lopez Dulce on May 8, 1981) is a Filipina fashion designer, milliner,...

  • Sassa Jimenez
    Sassa Jimenez
    Sassa Jimenez is a fashion designer from The Philippines. Her designs have been described as "frothy", "fun", "polished", "sleek", "sexy", sometimes "too busy", and inspired by "women of the '40s". She has had two fashion shows as part of the twice yearly Philippine Fashion Week.-Early life:Sassa...

  • Monique Lhuillier
    Monique Lhuillier
    Diane Monique Lhuillier is a fashion designer most prominently known for bridal wear. She owns a couture fashion house based in Los Angeles, California....

  • Rafé Totengco


Poland


  • Barbara Hulanicki
    Barbara Hulanicki
    Barbara Hulanicki is a Warsaw-born fashion designer, known for being the founder of the iconic clothes store Biba. Born in Warsaw, to Polish parents, after studying at Brighton School of Art, now the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts, Hulanicki won a London Evening Standard competition for...

  • Ewa Minge
    Ewa Minge
    Ewa Minge is a fashion designer. Dubbed the "Next Couture", her collection has been shown globally, including on the Spanish Steps in Rome. Minge is one of Polands most well-known fashion designers...

  • Tomasz Starzewski
    Tomasz Starzewski
    Tomasz Starzewski is a Polish British fashion designer, the owner of a well known London couture house.The son of Polish parents who had emigrated to London in 1946, Starzewski's mother and grandmother both worked in fashion. He attended Emanuel School and St Martins College and had an ambition to...

  • Dawid Tomaszewski
    Dawid Tomaszewski
    Dawid Tomaszewski, born on November 21 in Gdansk, Poland, is an art fashion designer currently dividing his time between London, United Kingdom and Berlin, Germany. His style is a merging of purism and extravagance, appreciation of detail, and using elements of haute couture...

  • Xymena Zaniewska-Chwedczuk
    Xymena Zaniewska-Chwedczuk
    Xymena Zaniewska-Chwedczuk is a Polish scenographer and architect, also a fashion designer, interior designer. During the years of 1958–1981 she was a main scenographer of Telewizja Polska ....

  • Maciej Zien
    Maciej Zien
    Maciej Zien, is a Polish fashion designer.-Biography:Zień’s career started when as a teenager he presented his collection Provocations in Lublin. He admits that he had a lot of luck...



Russia


  • Erté
  • Sultanna Frantsuzova
    Sultanna Frantsuzova
    Sultanna Frantsuzova is a Russian fashion designer, known for her inexpensive design clothes. She was named "Designer of the Year" by the Russian Glamour magazine in 2005.-Background:Sultanna Frantsuzova was born in Russia, Elista city...

  • Irene Galitzine
    Irene Galitzine
    Princess Irene Galitzine was a Russian-Georgian-born fashion designer whose most renowned creation was the "palazzo pyjama"...

  • Kira Plastinina
    Kira Plastinina
    Kira Sergeevna Plastinina is a Russian fashion designer. She has more than 120 stores in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, China and Philippines...

  • Nicolas Putvinski
    Nicolas Putvinski
    Nicolas Putvinski is a Russian fashion designer. He was a contestant on Project Runway in which he finished in 7th place. Nicolas was born in Moscow, Russia....

  • Valentina Nicholaevna Sanina Schlee
    Valentina (fashion designer)
    Valentina Nicholaevna Sanina Schlee , known professionally simply as Valentina, was a Russian émigrée fashion designer and theatrical costume designer active from 1928 to the late 1950s....

  • Valentin Yudashkin
    Valentin Yudashkin
    Valentin Abramovich Yudashkin is a Russian fashion designer. His designs have been exhibited in museums such as the Louvre Museum of Fashion in Paris, the California Museum of Fashion in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the State Historical Museum in Moscow...

  • Vyacheslav Zaitsev
  • Dasha Zhukova
    Dasha Zhukova
    Darya Alexandrovna Zhukova is a Russian philanthropist, entrepreneur, model, fashion designer and magazine editor.- Biography :She was born in Moscow in 1981. Her father is Alexander Radkin Zhukov, a prominent Russian businessman, oil-magnate and illegal arms dealer. Her mother is Elena Zhukova, a...



South Africa


  • Kara Janx
    Kara Janx
    Kara Janx is a South African fashion designer best known for her participation as a contestant on the second season of Bravo's Project Runway, which aired from December 2005 to March 2006....

  • Abigail Keats
    Abigail Keats
    - Background :Abigail Keats attended Dainfern College in her teen years. Later she graduated top of her year from the SA London International School of fashion in 2007 and launched her first collection at Audi Fashion Week 2008 as part of the autumn/winter New Generation Designer show...

  • Nkhensani Manganyi
    Nkhensani Manganyi
    Nkhensani Manganyi is a South African born actress turned fashion designer.Her film acting credits include Legend of the Hidden City, Tarzan: The Epic Adventures and Kickboxer 5.In 2000 Manganyi started the fashion house Stoned Cherrie...

  • Simon Rademan
    Simon Rademan
    Simon Rademan , is a South African fashion designer and stylist. As couturier, he is well known for his contribution to South African style and etiquette.-Early history:...

  • Victor Stiebel
    Victor Stiebel
    Victor Frank Stiebel was a South African-born British couturier.Born in Durban he arrived in Britain in 1924 to study architecture at Jesus College, Cambridge. Having designed for theatre wardrobe at university, he worked as a dress designer for the House of Reville for three years beginning in...

  • Hendrik Vermeulen
    Hendrik Vermeulen
    Hendrik Vermeulen is a South African fashion designer , specialising in Haute Couture and Corsetry.- Life :...



Spain


  • Amaya Arzuaga
    Amaya Arzuaga
    Amaya Arzuaga , is a Spanish designer.She studied in the UPM and in 1992 she finished Fashion Design and joined her parents' enterprise, Elipse.In 1994, she created her own firm...

  • Cristóbal Balenciaga
    Cristóbal Balenciaga
    Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre was a Spanish Basque fashion designer and the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house....

  • Elena Benarroch
    Elena Benarroch
    Elena Benarroch is a Spanish fashion designer born in Tangier in 1955 within a Sephardi family. She opened a furrier's in Madrid in 1979 and has won many awards in Spain.-External links:*...

  • Manolo Blahnik
    Manolo Blahnik
    Manuel "Manolo" Blahnik Rodríguez CBE, , is a Spanish fashion designer and founder of the self-named, high-end shoe brand.-Biography:Born to a Czech father and a Spanish mother and born and raised in the Canary Islands , Blahnik graduated from the University of Geneva in 1965 and studied art in Paris...

  • Custo Dalmau
    Custo Dalmau
    Custo Dalmau is a Spanish fashion designer. He founded the firm Custo Barcelona with his brother David. He spent his childhood and adolescence in Barcelona, where he studied Architecture....

  • Adolfo Domínguez
    Adolfo Dominguez
    Adolfo Domínguez Fernández is a Spanish fashion designer.-Early life and education:He was born May 14, 1950 in Ourense, Galicia in northern Spain. He studied design and cinematography in Paris, with further studies in London.-Fashion business:...

  • Ana González
  • Mariano Fortuny
    Mariano Fortuny (designer)
    Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, , son of the painter Mariano Fortuny y Marsal, was a Spanish fashion designer who opened his couture house in 1906 and continued until 1946.- Life :...

  • Sita Murt
    Sita Murt
    Sita Murt is a Catalan fashion designer and businesswoman. Her name Sita is a diminutive from Carmencita. As a fast-expanding women's label, Sita Murt is designed with the young, feminine, fun-loving woman in mind and has an emphasis on soft, sensual fabrics...

  • Paco Rabanne
    Paco Rabanne
    Francisco "Paco" Rabaneda Cuervo, more commonly known as Paco Rabanne is a Franco-Spanish fashion designer. He fled Spain for France with his mother when the Spanish Civil War broke out...

  • Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada
    Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada
    Ágatha Ruíz de la Prada, was born 22 July 1960, she is a Spanish fashion designer who is one of her country's best-known personalities in the clothing industry.-Biography:...

  • Fernando Sánchez
    Fernando Sanchez
    Fernando Sánchez was a Spanish fashion designer. He was known for his provocative lingerie collections, which, though designed for elegant boudoirs, were often worn in public. Sanchez was awarded several Coty fashion awards, as well as a Council of Fashion Designers of America Award in...



Sweden


  • Sighsten Herrgård
    Sighsten Herrgård
    Sighsten Herrgård was a Swedish fashion designer. He was the first Swedish celebrity with AIDS to go public about it, "giving AIDS a face"....

  • Johan Lindeberg
    Johan Lindeberg
    Johan Lindeberg is a Swedish fashion designer.-History:*He was the Marketing Director of Diesel from 1990 until 1996.*He was the CEO of Diesel US from 1994 to 1996....

  • Augusta Lundin
    Augusta Lundin
    Augusta Lundin was a Swedish fashion designer. She is considered to be the first international Swedish fashion designer as well as the first well known fashion designer in Sweden....

  • Lars Nilsson
    Lars Nilsson
    Lars Nilsson is a fashion designer and fully integrated member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America who has worked with several major fashion houses, including Christian Dior, Bill Blass, Nina Ricci and an own menswear line Mr...

  • Camilla Thulin
    Camilla Thulin
    Camilla Thulin is one of Sweden's best-known fashion designers. She is particularly known for having designed all of Army of Lovers' outfits, and for having given Swedish politician Lars Leijonborg his new "man of the people" image in the lead-up to the 2002 Swedish elections...

  • Lars Wallin
    Lars Wallin
    Lars Wallin is a Swedish fashion designer. He made his debut on the Swedish fashion stage in 1990 after graduating from Beckmans. Since then he has received many prestigious assignments, designing for Miss World and the Eurovision Song Contest...



United Kingdom


  • Hardy Amies
    Hardy Amies
    Hardy Amies, Ltd. is a British-based fashion house specialising in modern luxury menswear.-Sir Edwin Hardy Amies:Sir Edwin Hardy Amies, KCVO , was a British fashion designer, best known for his official title as dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II, from her accession to the throne until his...

  • Christopher Bailey
    Christopher Bailey (fashion designer)
    Christopher Bailey is Chief Creative Officer of Burberry, and is responsible for the company’s overall image including all advertising, corporate art direction, store design and visuals as well as the design of all Burberry collections and product lines.Bailey, who was 38 in 2009, was born in...

  • William Baker
    William Baker (fashion designer)
    William Baker is a fashion designer, stylist and author and theatre director, best known for his work with musician Kylie Minogue....

  • Neil Barrett
    Neil Barrett (fashion designer)
    Neil Barrett is an English fashion designer, based in Milan, Italy. He gained his reputation and built his business around minimalist menswear.-Biography:...

  • John Bates
    John Bates (designer)
    John Bates was a fashion designer who was part of the boutique scene that blossomed in London in the 1960s.-Life:Bates apprenticed under Gerard Pipart at Herbert Sidon. From 1959 he began designing under the name Jean Varon....

  • Antonio Berardi
    Antonio Berardi
    Antonio Berardi , is a British fashion designer of Sicilian descent, known especially for his dresses. He currently shows his collection at London fashion week, but has shown at Milan in the past....

  • Sara Berman
    Sara Berman (fashion designer)
    Sara Berman is a successful British fashion women's wear brand that started as a summer project by Sara Berman in 1998. It started with a range of skirts being sold in Harrods and Fenwick Bond Street. Taking advantage of her mother’s business contacts and working in an upstairs office in her...

  • Ozwald Boateng
    Ozwald Boateng
    Ozwald Boateng OBE is a British-born fashion designer of Ghanaian descent, known for his trade mark twist style on classic British tailoring. Inspired by his father's suits, Boateng opened his first shop on Savile Row at the age of 23.-Biography:...

  • Thomas Burberry
    Thomas Burberry
    Thomas Burberry was the founder of Burberry, one of the United Kingdom's largest branded clothing businesses.-Career:...

  • Sarah Burton
    Sarah Burton
    Sarah Burton is an English fashion designer, currently creative director of fashion brand Alexander McQueen. She designed Catherine Middleton's wedding dress for her wedding to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in April 2011....

  • Robert Cary-Williams
    Robert Cary-Williams
    Robert Cary-Williams is an avant-garde British fashion designer.Robert Cary-Williams studied fashion design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, and set up his own-name label in 1998...

  • John Cavanagh
    John Cavanagh (designer)
    -Early life:John Bryan Cavanagh was born in Mayo Ireland in 1914.In 1932 Cavanagh was employed as a secretary for the couturier Edward Molyneux, first in London, and then in Paris. Molyneux insisted that Cavanagh learn how to draw before employing him...

  • Georgina Chapman
    Georgina Chapman
    Georgina Chapman is an English fashion designer and actress. Chapman, alongside Keren Craig, an actress and a former model, are the co-founders of fashion label Marchesa.-Biography:...

  • Ossie Clark
    Ossie Clark
    Raymond "Ossie" Clark was an English fashion designer who was a major figure in the Swinging Sixties scene in London and the fashion industry in that era...

  • Jasper Conran
    Jasper Conran
    Jasper Alexander Thirlby Conran OBE is an English fashion designer. He is the son of the designer Sir Terence Conran and the author Shirley Conran.-Education:He was educated at Port Regis School and Bryanston School in the 1970s...

  • Wayne Cooper
    Wayne Cooper (fashion designer)
    Wayne Cooper is a British-born fashion designer based in Australia.Cooper grew up in London's East End where he attended university and claims to have completed a law degree...

  • Paul Compitus
    Paul Compitus
    Paul William Compitus is a fashion designer and educator, and is noted for his sexy, avant-garde, surreal and often futuristic style.-Life and career:...

  • Keren Craig
    Keren Craig
    Keren Craig is an English fashion designer. Craig, alongside Georgina Chapman are the co-founders of the fashion label Marchesa.As teenagers, Craig met future partner Georgina Chapman while they were both students at Chelsea College of Art and Design...

  • Giles Deacon
    Giles Deacon
    Giles Deacon is a British fashion designer, best known for his playful designs and his collaboration with High Street retailer New Look. Deacon was employed by the fashion houses Bottega Veneta and Gucci, before founding his own label, GILES, in 2003...

  • Keanan Duffty
    Keanan Duffty
    Keanan Duffty is an award winning British fashion designer and musician based in New York City. Duffty studied fashion design at 'Central St...

  • David Emanuel
    David Emanuel (fashion designer)
    David Emanuel is a Welsh fashion designer who is, perhaps, best known for having designed the wedding dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1981.-Early years:Born and brought up in Bridgend , David Emanuel excelled in music...

  • Elizabeth Emanuel
    Elizabeth Emanuel
    Elizabeth Emanuel is a fashion designer who, along with husband David Emanuel, is best known for her 1981 work for the wedding of Diana, Princess of Wales...

  • Marion Foale
    Marion Foale
    Marion Foale artist and fashion designer.Foale attended Ilford County High School, where she entered several painting contests. After school she attended Walthamstow School of Art...

  • John Galliano
    John Galliano
    John Charles Galliano CBE, RDI is a Gibraltan-born British fashion designer who was best known as head designer of French haute couture houses Givenchy and Christian Dior , and his own self titled fashion house.-Family:He was born in Gibraltar to a Gibraltarian father, Juan Galliano, and a...

  • Elspeth Gibson
    Elspeth Gibson
    Elspeth Gibson is a British fashion designer, known for her feminine style of design. Her designs are often characterised by lace, beading and embroidery. Gibson was the British Fashion Council's New Generation Designer of the Year in 1998, and examples of her work are held in the design archive...

  • Maria Grachvogel
    Maria Grachvogel
    Maria Grachvogel is a British fashion designer. Grachvogel designs under her own label, has a store in Sloane Street and regularly stages shows at London Fashion Week...

  • Jeremy Hackett
    Jeremy Hackett
    Jeremy Hackett is a British fashion designer and business executive best known for his classic British menswear company, Hackett.-Early life:Hackett was brought up and educated in Clifton, Bristol. Having left school at 17 he started full time work in a local men’s fashion shop...

  • Malcolm Hall
    Malcolm Hall (fashion designer)
    Malcolm Hall , is a British fashion designer, known for his flamboyant, tailored suits in velvets, satins, silks and brocades.-Career:...

  • Katharine Hamnett
    Katharine Hamnett
    Katharine E. Hamnett CBE is an English fashion designer best known for her political t-shirts and her ethical business philosophy. She graduated from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design....

  • Pam Hogg
    Pam Hogg
    -Early career:Hogg had a meteoric rise to fame after her studies of Fine Art and Printed Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art, where she won the Newbury Medal of Distinction, the Frank Warner Memorial Medal, the Leverhulme Scholarship and the Royal Society of Arts Bursary, which subsequently took...

  • Henry Holland
    Henry Holland (fashion designer)
    Henry Holland is a fashion designer from Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, England. He has attracted notice with his bold, '80s-inspired T-shirts with catchphrases such as "I'll tell you who's boss, Kate Moss". He is well known for his work with model Agyness Deyn...

  • Margaret Howell
    Margaret Howell
    Margaret Howell is a contemporary British clothes designer who has worked successfully in both men’s and women’s wear....

  • Betty Jackson
    Betty Jackson
    Betty Jackson is a British fashion designer based in London, England. She was born a Lancashire. In 2007, her achievement within British fashion was honoured with a CBE...

  • Charles James
    Charles James (designer)
    Charles James was a fashion designer known as America's first couturier. He is considered a master of cutting and is known for his highly structured aesthetic.-Early life:...

  • Christopher Kane
    Christopher Kane
    -Biography:Kane was born as the youngest of five children in Newarthill, near Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, to an engineer and draughtsman and housewife mother....

  • Stella McCartney
    Stella McCartney
    Stella Nina McCartney is an English fashion designer. She is the daughter of former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney and the late photographer and animal rights activist, Linda McCartney.-Early life:...

  • Alexander McQueen
    Alexander McQueen
    Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE was a British fashion designer and couturier best known for his in-depth knowledge of bespoke British tailoring, his tendency to juxtapose strength with fragility in his collections, as well as the emotional power and raw energy of his provocative fashion shows...

  • Julien Macdonald
    Julien MacDonald
    Julien Macdonald OBE is a Welsh fashion designer.Born in Merthyr Tydfil, Macdonald attended Cyfarthfa High School in Merthyr Tydfil. Macdonald was taught knitting by his mother, and soon became interested in design...

  • Edward Molyneux
    Edward Molyneux
    Edward Henry Molyneux was a British fashion designer whose fashion house in Paris was in operation from 1919 until 1950.- Overview :Born in London to Justin Molyneux and Lizzy Kenny, Edward Molyneux attended Beaumont College, a Roman Catholic preparatory school...

  • Jean Muir
    Jean Muir
    Jean Elizabeth Muir, CBE, FCSD was an English fashion designer .-History and early career:...

  • Tommy Nutter
    Tommy Nutter
    Tommy Nutter , was a British tailor, famous for reinventing the Savile Row suit in the 1960s.Born in Barmouth, Merioneth, he was raised in Edgware, Middlesex, where his father owned a local High Street Cafe. After the family moved to Kilburn, Nutter and his brother David attended Willesden...

  • Bruce Oldfield
    Bruce Oldfield
    Bruce Oldfield OBE is a British fashion designer, best known for his couture occasionwear. He dresses Hollywood actresses, British and International royalty and European aristocracy; famous clients have included Sienna Miller, Barbra Streisand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Diana Ross, Emmanuelle...

  • Beatrix Ong
    Beatrix Ong
    Beatrix Ong MBE is a London-based British luxury fashion accessories designer, known for her 'classic with a twist' shoes .She has often been touted as 'The New Choo' and in 2004 was named by The Independent newspaper as one of the Top Ten leading shoe designers amongst Manolo Blahnik and Patrick...

  • Jenny Packham
    Jenny Packham
    Jenny Packham is a British fashion designer known primarily for her bridal gowns and ready-to-wear collections. She is the sister of the naturalist Chris Packham....

  • Ronald Paterson
    Ronald Paterson
    Ronald Paterson is a Paris-trained Scottish fashion designer.In 1936, he left Scotland to go to London to study at the Piccadilly Institute of Design. In 1947, he opened his own couture house and had a lot of success in the following 20 years; it will close in 1968. He had many important clients...

  • Jayne Pierson
    Jayne Pierson
    Jayne Pierson is a Welsh fashion designer. She launched her début collection with On|Off at London Fashion Week in September 2009. She has interned at Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood.- Early life :...

  • Gareth Pugh
    Gareth Pugh
    Gareth Pugh is an English fashion designer. He currently lives and works in Paris.-Career:At 14, Pugh began working as a costume designer for the English National Youth Theatre. He started his fashion education at City of Sunderland College and finished his degree in Fashion Design at Central...

  • Mary Quant
    Mary Quant
    Mary Quant OBE FCSD is a British] fashion designer and British fashion icon, who was instrumental in the mod fashion movement. She was one of the designers who took credit for inventing the miniskirt and hot pants. Born in Blackheath, London, to Welsh parents, Quant brought fun and fantasy to...

  • Kate Reily
    Kate Reily
    Kate Reily was a noted British dressmaker who had a shop at 11-12 Dover Street, London in the late 19th–early 20th century. A New York branch of the enterprise was located at 277 Fifth Avenue, and a Chicago store was at 1305 Michigan Avenue...

  • Jonathan Saunders
    Jonathan Saunders
    Jonathan Saunders is a Scottish fashion designer, known for his work with prints and use of traditional silk screening techniques. Saunders was named Scottish Fashion Designer of the Year at the Scottish Style Awards in 2005, and British Designer of the Year at the Elle Style Awards in 2008...

  • Ben Sherman
    Ben Sherman
    Ben Sherman is a British based clothing company, designing shirts, suits, shoes, accessories and other items that are, in common with many British brands, now made overseas, largely in the Far East. Their designs sometimes feature the Royal Air Force roundel which is often called the mod target...

  • Paul Smith
    Paul Smith (fashion designer)
    Sir Paul Smith jr, RDI, is an English fashion designer, whose business and reputation is founded upon his menswear. He is both commercially successful and highly respected within the fashion industry....

  • John Sutcliffe
    John Sutcliffe (designer)
    John Sutcliffe was a British fashion designer and fetish photographer, famous in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s as a designer of clothes for aficionados of leather, rubber and PVC fetishism, with an emphasis on rubber and leather catsuits, cloaks, and gasmasks.After service in the RAF, he set up a...

  • Alice Temperley
    Alice Temperley
    Alice Temperley MBE is a British fashion designer based in London. Her fashion label, Temperley London was launched in 2000.-Career:...

  • William Tempest
    William Tempest
    William Tempest is a British fashion designer from Cheshire, England. He studied a National Diploma in Fashion at Mid Cheshire College...

  • Ian Thomas
    Ian Thomas (dressmaker)
    Ian Thomas was a British dress designer who worked for Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.-References:...

  • Amanda Wakeley
    Amanda Wakeley
    Amanda Wakeley OBE was born in 1962, and educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College. She is a self-taught designer who worked for Go Silk in New York before launching under her own signature label in 1990....

  • Kim West
    Kim West
    Kim West is a cult British fashion designer working mostly in latex. She was one of the first designers to bring latex into mainstream fashion.-Early life:...

  • Vivienne Westwood
    Vivienne Westwood
    Dame Vivienne Westwood, DBE, RDI is a British fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.-Early life:...

  • Matthew Williamson
    Matthew Williamson
    Matthew Williamson is an English fashion designer. His collections often have an Indian influence, perhaps related to the time Williamson spent working in India for the clothing store Monsoon...

  • Louise Wilson
    Louise Wilson
    Louise Wilson, OBE is a British professor. She is the course director of the MA degree Fashion Design program at Central Saint Martins College in London....

  • Charles Frederick Worth
    Charles Frederick Worth
    Charles Frederick Worth , widely considered the Father of Haute couture, was an English fashion designer of the 19th century, whose works were produced in Paris.-Career:...



United States


  • Carlota Alfaro
    Carlota Alfaro
    Carlota Alfaro is a high fashion designer from Puerto Rico. She is known as "Puerto Rico's grande dame of fashion".Alfaro showed a passion for design ever since she was a child, often designing clothes for family and friends...

  • Pegah Anvarian
    Pegah Anvarian
    Pegah Anvarian is an American fashion designer. She is designer of the Pegah Anvarian Collection.Anvarian grew up in Richardson, Texas , the daughter of a photographer father and educator mother, who taught her how to sew at the age of six. Her family encouraged creativity in the home, prompting...

  • Max Azria
    Max Azria
    Max Azria is a French fashion designer of Tunisian Jewish descent who founded the contemporary women's clothing brand BCBGMAXAZRIA. Azria is also the designer, chairman and CEO of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP, a global fashion house that encompasses over 20 brands...

  • Michael Bastian
    Michael Bastian
    Michael Bastian is an American fashion designer born in 1965 in Lyons, New York. After graduating from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, he moved to New York City, where his first job was as an Assistant Buyer at Abraham & Strauss...

  • Geoffrey Beene
    Geoffrey Beene
    Geoffrey Beene was an American fashion designer.Beene was born in Haynesville, Louisiana. He studied medicine at Tulane University, but dropped out in 1946, after three years. He moved to New York in 1947 to attend the Traphagen School of Fashion...

  • Laura Bennett
    Laura Bennett
    Laura Eugenia Bennett is an American architect and fashion designer and one of the four finalists on Bravo's July 2006's Project Runway .-Biography:...

  • Bijan
    Bijan (designer)
    Bijan Pakzad , generally known simply as bijan ,was an Iranian designer of menswear and fragrances.- Personal history :...

  • Bill Blass
    Bill Blass
    William Ralph "Bill" Blass was an American fashion designer, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is known for his tailoring and his innovative combinations of textures and patterns...

  • Thom Browne
    Thom Browne
    Thom Browne is an American fashion designer. He is the founder and head of design for Thom Browne, a New York City-based menswear brand...

  • Dana Buchman
    Dana Buchman
    Dana Buchman is an upscale women's fashion brand, and its founder, Dana Buchman, an American fashion designer and creative designer of the same name. It is owned by the Liz Claiborne fashion company.-History:...

  • Albert Capraro
    Albert Capraro
    Albert Capraro is an American fashion designer. He is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and worked for Lilly Dache and Oscar de la Renta before starting his own business in 1974. His clients have included Betty Ford, Susan Ford, Barbara Walters, Cristina Ferrare, Polly Bergen, Tawny Little,...

  • Hattie Carnegie
    Hattie Carnegie
    Hattie Carnegie was a fashion entrepreneur based in New York City from the 1920s to the 1960s. She was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Henrietta Kanengeiser....

  • Bonnie Cashin
    Bonnie Cashin
    Bonnie Cashin is considered one of the most significant pioneers of designer ready-to-wear, more commonly called sportswear, in America. Among the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful designers of the 20th century, Cashin was revered for her intellectual, artistic, and...

  • Oleg Cassini
    Oleg Cassini
    Oleg Cassini was a French-born American fashion designer noted for being chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy to design her state wardrobe in the 1960s....

  • Richard Chai
    Richard Chai
    Richard Chai is an American fashion designer. Chai creates clothes for an eponymous label. Before launching his own line, he designed for Marc by Marc Jacobs.In 2008, he released a capsule line under Target's Go International.-Collaborations:...

  • Liz Claiborne
  • Kenneth Cole
    Kenneth Cole (designer)
    Kenneth Cole is an American clothing designer. Born in Brooklyn, New York, his father, Charles Cole, owned the El Greco shoe manufacturing company. Before learning the family business and starting his own company in 1982, Cole studied law at Emory University.- Birth of a shoe company :Kenneth Cole...

  • Jeffrey Costello
    Costello Tagliapietra
    Costello Tagliapietra is a fashion house, established in New York, founded and directed by Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra .-History:...

  • Laura Dahl
    Laura Dahl
    Laura Dahl is an American fashion designer. A native of Las Vegas, NV, she attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona and continued her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.-Career:...

  • Chloe Dao
    Chloe Dao
    Chloe Dao , is an American fashion designer of Vietnamese ancestry who lives and works in Houston, Texas. She was the winner of the second season of the reality show Project Runway with a collection of women's evening wear...

  • Charles David
    Charles David
    Charles David is an American designer of luxury leather goods and shoes. The family-owned company began U.S. distribution of European shoes in 1987. Its first retail store opened on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, CA in 1988. In 2005, it had 25 retail stores across the U.S in Arizona, California,...

  • Perry Ellis
    Perry Ellis
    Perry Ellis was an American fashion designer who founded a sportswear house in the mid-1970s.-The rise of Perry Ellis:...

  • Erin Fetherston
    Erin Fetherston
    Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, designer Erin Fetherston graduated from UC Berkeley before attending Parson's School of Design in New York.In January 2005, she first presented her eponymous label during the Paris Haute Couture Shows...

  • Patricia Field
    Patricia Field
    Patricia Field is an American costume designer, stylist and fashion designer.-Life and career:Field was born in 1941 in New York City to Greek and Armenian parents, who emigrated from Lesvos, Greece. She was raised in Astoria, Queens and has claimed credit for inventing the modern legging for...

  • Eileen Fisher
    Eileen Fisher
    Eileen Fisher, Inc. is an American women's clothing retailer founded by a clothing designer of the same name. Her clothing is known for simplicity. She has sometimes used non-traditional models in print advertisements, including employees of the company....

  • Tom Ford
    Tom Ford
    Thomas Carlyle "Tom" Ford is an American fashion designer and film director. He gained international fame for his turnaround of the Gucci fashion house and the creation of the Tom Ford label before directing the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man.-Early life :Tom Ford was born August 27, 1961 in...

  • James Galanos
    James Galanos
    James Galanos is an American fashion designer, widely considered to be one the world's foremost 20th century couturiers.-Early life:James Galanos was born September 20, 1924 in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the only son of Greek-born parents...

  • Eric Gaskins
    Eric Gaskins
    Eric Gaskins is a New York based fashion designer known for his craftsmanship and technique.Gaskins was born in Germany and grew up in Groton, MA. He attended Lawrence Academy and graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in Fine Arts. He moved to Paris where he was trained by Hubert Givenchy...

  • Cole Haan
    Cole Haan
    Cole Haan is a fashion label that was founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in 1928.The name comes from founders Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan. Originally Cole Haan was a men's footwear label...

  • Halston
    Halston
    Roy Halston Frowick, also known as Halston was a clothing designer of the 1970s. His long dresses or copies of his style were popular fashion wear in mid-1970s discotheques.-Early life and career:...

  • Tim Hamilton
    Tim Hamilton (designer)
    Tim Hamilton is an American fashion designer. He was born in Iowa and moved to New York in 1991. He began his career at Ralph Lauren and moved onto J Crew where he helped to start Madewell. He launched his own line thereafter.- Collections :...

  • Christina Hattler
    Christina Hattler
    Christina Hattler is an American fashion designer. Born and raised in Miami, she is currently based out of Mexico City. She has two distinct and successful lines under the labels, Christina Hattler hand-made, a line of unique hand-sewn dresses and Christina Hattler, a line of limited edition...

  • Lazaro Hernandez
  • Uli Herzner
    Uli Herzner
    Ulrike “Uli” Herzner is a fashion designer originally from East Germany, currently living in Miami Beach, Florida. She was a contestant on the third season of the Bravo network reality television series Project Runway, where she finished runner-up to Jeffrey Sebelia. She is now the star of her own...

  • Tommy Hilfiger
    Tommy Hilfiger
    Thomas Jacob "Tommy" Hilfiger is an American fashion designer and founder of the premium lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger.-Early life:...

  • Susan Holmes
    Susan Holmes
    Susan Elizabeth Holmes-McKagan is an American model, television personality, and designer. She has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Playboy. She is also known as the public face and founder of her business venture Susan Holmes Swimwear...

  • Marc Jacobs
    Marc Jacobs
    Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, with more than 200 retail stores in 60 countries. He has been the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton since 1997...

  • Elisa Jimenez
    Elisa Jimenez
    Elisa Jimenez is an interdisciplinary artist, primarily in fashion design but also including writing, drawing, painting, performance art, and art installation. Her main ongoing project is called "The Hunger World," a world of marionettes ranging from 2 inches to 30 feet in height...

  • Betsey Johnson
    Betsey Johnson
    Betsey Johnson is an American fashion designer best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. Many of her designs are considered "over the top" and embellished...

  • Donna Karan
    Donna Karan
    Donna Karan is an American fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels.-Early life:...

  • Anne Klein
    Anne Klein
    Anne Klein was an American fashion designer who founded her own women's sportswear and apparel label.-Biography:Anne Klein was born as Hannah Golofski in a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York on August 3, 1923...

  • Calvin Klein
    Calvin Klein
    Calvin Richard Klein is an American fashion designer who launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein Inc. in 1968. In addition to clothing, Klein has also given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewelry....

  • Mychael Knight
  • Michael Kors
    Michael Kors
    Michael Kors is an American fashion designer. He is best known for designing classic American sportswear for women.-Personal life:...

  • Derek Lam
    Derek Lam
    Derek Lam is an American fashion designer. He was born in San Francisco, California and is of Chinese American parentage. Lam is the youngest of three children in his fourth-generation family. His parents had a business that imported clothes from Asia, and his grandparents ran a successful garment...

  • Ralph Lauren
    Ralph Lauren
    Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer and business executive; best known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand.-Early life:...

  • Kimora Lee Simmons
    Kimora Lee Simmons
    Kimora Lee Simmons is an American fashion model, and former president and Creative Director for Phat Fashions.-Early life:...

  • Nanette Lepore
    Nanette Lepore
    Nanette Lepore is a well known fashion designer based in New York City. New York magazine has said that she is "Known for her feminine style and fine detailing, Nanette Lepore makes ultra-chic clothes that are at the same time easy to wear."-Biography:Lepore's father, James, was a professor of art...

  • Beth Levine
    Beth Levine
    Beth Levine was an American fashion designer most known for her designs from the 1940s through the 1970s....

  • Bob Mackie
    Bob Mackie
    Robert Gordon Mackie is an American fashion designer, best known for his costuming for entertainment icons such as Judy Garland, Cher, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, Tina Turner, and Mitzi Gaynor...

  • Mainbocher
    Mainbocher
    Mainbocher is a fashion label founded by the American couturier Main Rousseau Bocher , also known as Mainbocher. Established in 1929, the house of Mainbocher successfully operated in Paris and then in New York...

  • Paul Marciano
    Paul Marciano
    Paul Marciano is a Moroccan fashion designer and co-founder of Guess? Inc. He is the mastermind behind the Guess? image and his sensual black-and-white advertisements have won numerous Clio awards...

  • Leanne Marshall
    Leanne Marshall
    Leanne Marshall is a fashion designer from Portland, Oregon. She was the winner of season 5 of Project Runway....

  • Vera Maxwell
    Vera Maxwell
    Vera Huppe Maxwell was a legendary sportswear and fashion designer until her retirement in 1985.She was the first American designer to make clothes with Ultrasuede material...

  • Claire McCardell
    Claire McCardell
    Claire McCardell was an American fashion designer in the arena of ready-to-wear clothing in the 20th century. From the 1930s to the 1950s, she was known for designing functional, affordable, and stylish women’s sportswear within the constraints of mass-production, and is today acknowledged as the...

  • Jack McCollough
  • Leah McSweeney
    Leah McSweeney
    Leah McSweeney is the founder and CEO of the female "Married to the MOB" clothing line.McSweeney has been included in many publications, such as Elle Girl, Inked , Complex , Elle , Vogue , Hypebeast, Essence , Paper , URB , Teen Vogue and Nylon .- Early life :Her...

  • Keith Michael
    Keith Michael
    Keith Michael is an American fashion designer based in New York City. Michael participated in the third season of American reality show Project Runway.-Education & Career:...

  • Nicole Miller
    Nicole Miller
    Nicole Miller is an American fashion designer, businesswoman, mother and wife who was born in Texas and raised in Lenox, Massachusetts.Miller attended the Rhode Island School of Design where she earned a BFA in Apparel Design...

  • Isaac Mizrahi
    Isaac Mizrahi
    Isaac Mizrahi is an American TV presenter, fashion designer, and was the creative director of Liz Claiborne. He is best known for his eponymous fashion lines.-Early life:...

  • Bibhu Mohapatra
    Bibhu Mohapatra
    Fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra was born in Rourkela,Orissa on June 7, 1972. He earned a masters in economics from Utah State University 1996, then moved to New York City in 1996 to enroll in the Fashion Institute of Technology...

  • Norman Norell
    Norman Norell
    Norman Norell was an American fashion designer, known for his elegant suits and tailored silhouettes....

  • Todd Oldham
    Todd Oldham
    Todd Oldham is an American-born designer and president of L-7 Designs Inc. His fun, lighthearted approach to fashion and style has become known to millions through his fashion lines, interior designs, books and by appearing in television shows...

  • Rick Owens
    Rick Owens
    Rick Owens is an American fashion designer hailing from California, celebrated for his avant garde and subversive eye.He is married to Michele Lamy.Since 2003, Rick Owens has lived in Paris.-Biography:...

  • Thakoon Panichgul
  • Patrick Porter
    Patrick Porter
    Patrick Porter is an American singer/songwriter, novelist, poet, and painter.Born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and raised in the isolated mountain town of Bailey, Colorado, Porter began playing music at a young age, often acting as a sit-in drummer for his father's biker bar band...

  • Zac Posen
    Zac Posen
    - Early life :Posen was raised in the SoHo neighborhood of lower Manhattan, the son of artist Stephen Posen and corporate lawyer Susan Posen. His interest in fashion design started early, and as a child he would steal yarmulkes from his grandparents' synagogue to make ball dresses for dolls...

  • Lilly Pulitzer
    Lilly Pulitzer
    Lillian Pulitzer Rousseau , better known as Lilly Pulitzer, is a socialite and prominent fashion designer. She is known for founding Lilly Pulitzer, Inc., which produces clothing and other wares featuring bright, colorful prints...

  • Tracy Reese
    Tracy Reese
    Tracy Reese is an American fashion designer who specializes in women's ready-to-wear clothing, accessories, and home fashions such as linens. She is also a board member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, having been inducted in 2007.-Early life:Reese is originally from Detroit, Michigan...

  • Santino Rice
    Santino Rice
    Santino Quinto Rice is an American fashion designer and television personality. He is best known for his appearances on the reality television programs Project Runway, RuPaul's Drag Race, and On the Road with Austin and Santino.-Early life:Rice was born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri...

  • Craig Robinson
    Craig Robinson (designer)
    Craig Robinson is an American fashion designer.-Bio:Robinson started out as a self-taught bespoke tailor before establishing his label, Craig Robinson New York, in 2001. He is best known for dressing prominent New York bands and for sharply tailored designs mixing old-world tailoring skills with a...

  • Narciso Rodriguez
    Narciso Rodriguez
    Narciso Rodriguez III is an American fashion designer.Rodriguez is the first child and only son of Cuban parents Narciso Rodríguez II, a longshoreman, and Rawedia María Rodríguez who are of Canarian descent. He grew up in Newark, New Jersey. His parents were against Narciso entering fashion: "They...

  • William Rondina
    William Rondina
    William Rondina is an American designer as well as the Founder, CEO and Chairman of The Connaught Group, Ltd and William Rondina, Inc. in New York City. The Connaught Group is Rondina's innovative New York City-based fashion and design parent company to top women's fashion lines including...

  • Lela Rose
    Lela Rose
    Lela Rose is an American fashion designer.Lela grew up in Dallas, Texas. She attended University of Colorado where she was a painting and sculpture major and graduated in 1991. She had a business in college making vests from vintage scarves and decided to go into fashion...

  • Cynthia Rowley
    Cynthia Rowley
    Cynthia Rowley is an American fashion designer. The fashion label she created in the early 1980s bears her name.-Background:...

  • Ralph Rucci
  • Kara Saun
    Kara Saun
    Kara Saun is an American fashion designer who participated in the first season of American reality show Project Runway.-Career:Saun was a contestant on the first season of the series Project Runway. She is the costume designer for MTV's hit series America's Best Dance Crew and the Jabbawockeez...

  • John Saldivar
    John Saldivar
    John Saldivar is an American fashion designer originally from Monterrey, Mexico.-Collection:John began his fashion career in 2001 while apprenticing with Oscar de la Renta and his design team...

  • Scaasi
    Scaasi
    Arnold Scaasi is an acclaimed fashion designer who has created gowns for First Ladies Mamie Eisenhower, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Laura Bush, in addition to such notable personalities as Joan Crawford, Ivana Trump, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Lauren Bacall, Diahann Carroll, Elizabeth...

  • Austin Scarlett
    Austin Scarlett
    Austin Scarlett is an American fashion designer and artist most popularly known for his appearance the first season of Project Runway and his recent series, On the Road with Austin and Santino.-Early life and education:...

  • Jeremy Scott
    Jeremy Scott
    Jeremy Scott is an American fashion designer born in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, for fashion design...

  • Jeffrey Sebelia
    Jeffrey Sebelia
    Jeffrey Sebelia is an American fashion designer and founder of the clothing label Cosa Nostra, which he headed from a loft on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles...

  • Russell Simmons
    Russell Simmons
    -External links:** * * * * * * from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum* *...

  • Christian Siriano
    Christian Siriano
    Christian Siriano is an American fashion designer. Siriano first gained attention after winning the fourth season of American reality show Project Runway, becoming the series' youngest winner...

  • LaQuan Smith
    LaQuan Smith
    LaQuan Smith is an American fashion designer of African American descent who founded, and is the CEO of, the women's clothing brand LaQuan Smith, LLC. Smith is based in Queens, NY.-Early life:...

  • Yotam Solomon
    Yotam Solomon
    Yotam Solomon is a Los Angeles-based, Israeli-born fashion designer. Yotam Solomon's designs from his collection YOTAM SOLOMON have been seen on celebrities such as Nikki Reed, Christian Serratos, Monet Mazur, Stacy Keibler, Kim Kardashian, etc.-Personal life:Solomon's grandparents migrated from...

  • Kate Spade
    Kate Spade
    Kate Brosnahan Spade is the co-founder and namesake of the designer brand, Kate Spade New York .- Early life and beginnings :...

  • Anna Sui
    Anna Sui
    Anna Sui is an American fashion designer. Her luxury brand retails globally in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Her clothing, fragrance, cosmetic, and accessories lines sell at Anna Sui stores in over 50 countries and are also widely distributed at leading department stores...

  • Robert Tagliapietra
    Costello Tagliapietra
    Costello Tagliapietra is a fashion house, established in New York, founded and directed by Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra .-History:...

  • Tere Tereba
    Tere Tereba
    Tere Tereba is an American fashion designer, writer, and actress. She is well known as one of the pioneers of women's "contemporary" clothing design and for playing "Ingrid Joyner" in Andy Warhol's Bad .-Beginnings:...

  • John Varvatos
    John Varvatos
    John Varvatos is an American contemporary high fashion menswear designer.- Biography :The Varvatos family are originally from the small village of Poulata on the Greek island of Cefalonia. John Varvatos was born in Detroit and grew up in Allen Park, a Downriver community situated south of the city...

  • Daniel Vosovic
    Daniel Vosovic
    Daniel Vosovic is a fashion designer and a finalist in season 2 of the reality show, Project Runway. He was the winner of the Project Runway All-Star Challenge, which aired on August 20, 2009.-Biography:...

  • Alexander Wang
    Alexander Wang (designer)
    Alexander Wang is a Taiwanese-American fashion designer.At age 18, he moved to New York to attend Parsons The New School for Design to study fashion design. After dropping out in his sophomore year, he launched his first women's ready-to-wear collection in 2007...

  • Vera Wang
    Vera Wang
    Vera Ellen Wang is a Chinese American fashion designer based in New York City and former figure skater. She is known for her wide clientele of couture bridesmaid gowns and wedding gown collections.-Personal life:...

  • Stuart Weitzman
    Stuart Weitzman
    Stuart A. Weitzman is the designer of the international, high-end shoe company, Stuart Weitzman.Stuart Weitzman's trademark use of unique materials , and his attention to detail, garnered him and his company a global following...

  • Junko Yoshioka
    Junko Yoshioka
    Junko Yoshioka is a New York City based fashion designer known primarily for her bridal wear. She has been the recipient of various awards and other recognitions, including first place at the Millennium Designer Invitational , and was named as one of the Top 100 Influential Japanese People in...



Venezuela


  • Carolina Herrera
    Carolina Herrera (fashion designer)
    Carolina Herrera Carolina Herrera Carolina Herrera (born María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño (born January 8, 1939) is a Venezuelan and naturalized American fashion designer and entrepreneur who founded her eponymous company in 1980.-Early life:...

  • Ángel Sánchez
    Ángel Sánchez (fashion designer)
    -External links:* http://www.angelsanchezusa.com/index.php* http://www.angelsanchezusa.com/bio.php...



See also