Saturday, February 27, 2010

CILLA John Galliano “the most influential designer of his generation”

Born on the British Peninsula of Gibraltar, Galliano grew up in London and studied fashion at St. Martus. His infamous 1984 degree collection, “Les Incroyables” was inspired b;y the French Revolution and with this Galliano caused his own revolution, and a new fashion Messiah was born.

He has been quoted as identifying his love of theatre and femininity as central to his creations – "my role is to seduce" he has said and went as far as recreating some of Dior's period clothing for Madonna in the film Evita. Galliano has reputedly cited Charlize Theron as a muse and has been creating couture dresses for her to wear to formal red carpet events such as the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.

John Galliano designs a dozen collections a year and travels the globe to gain ideas for his beautiful collections by seeing, feeling, touching and tasting culture, objects, people and colour.
Dior’s flagship boutique in Paris is a superstore where customers queue for everything from couture wedding dresses to shoes, and fragrance. John Galliano is fashion’s great romantic. Whether he chooses to transform the OpĂ©ra Garnier in Paris into a party thrown by the Venetian socialite, Marchesa Luisa Casati, or the none-too salubrious platforms of Gare d’Austerlitz into a Moroccan souk - complete with guest appearance from a couture-clad Princess Pocohontas - Galliano never fails to convince.
His genius is his ability to communicate this through his clothes, shoes, handbags, fragrances and the runway shows that is his canvas for his creations.

Kelly - Burberry

British Design Phenomenon of the Decade

Burberry founder, Thomas Burberry, is best known for inventing “Gabardine” in 1879. Gabardine fabric was ideal for the manufacturing of outdoor wear for sportsman and soldiers who were Burberry’s prime clientele in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

In the 1920’s, Burberry introduced its signature fabric, the black, tan, and red pattern known as haymarket check or the "Burberry classic check". Its distinctive tartan pattern has become one of its most widely copied trademarks to this day.

It wasn’t until 1967 that Burberry began using gabardine to make umbrellas, luggage and scarves, which lead to the established retail stores in the 1980s. The retail boom led Burberry to take their name brand design in a new direction.

Today the Burberry name appears on classic and sophisticated women’s, men’s and children’s clothing lines, eye glasses and footwear, luggage, handbags, watches, gloves, scarves, fragrances, outer wear and even home furnishings. Burberry is currently capitalised at £2.1bn which dwarfs any other British clothing brand and is among the top ten global luxury brands.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

2. DEAN guccio gucci

guccio gucci

Gucci was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci. In 1938, Gucci expanded and a boutique was opened in Rome. A craftsman, he founded the House of Gucci in Florence in 1906 as a small family owned leather saddlery shop. He began selling leather bags to horsemen in the 1920s. As a young man, he rapidly built a reputation for quality, hiring the best craftsmen he could find to work in his atelier.
Even in Gucci’s fledgling years, the family was notorious for its ferocious infighting. Disputes regarding inheritances, stock holdings, and day-to-day operations of the stores often divided the family and led to alliances. Gucci expanded overseas, board meetings about the company’s future often ended with tempers flaring and luggage and purses flying. Gucci targeted the Far East for further expansion in the late 1960s, opening stores in Hong Kong and Tokyo. At that time, the company also developed its famous GG logo (Guccio Gucci's initials), the Flora silk scarf (worn prominently by Hollywood actress Grace Kelly), and the Jackie O shoulder bag, made famous by Jackie Kennedy, the wife of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

1 CILLA Collette Dinnigan

Collette Dinnigan is a Sydney based designer born in South Africa whose family sailed to New Zealand when she was a young girl. She graduated from a design course at Wellington Polytechnic and moved to Sydney where she worked for the ABC’s costume department.

Collette Dinnigan's style is chic, simple, elegant, romantic and girly. She doesn't just make fancy frocks. She has said "All women long to feel girly and feminine. When you put on something pretty, you feel pretty. Most of my dresses tantalise without giving too much away." Her designs are very personal and she never stray too far from doing what shes good at - creating clothes for people who go out after dark.

Her designs include, lingerie, ready to wear, and bridal. Each piece has its own uniqueness, something that as a stylish individual. She has mastered the art of the "impact" dress, perfect for a leading lady's premiere or a model's birthday party. Collette Dinnigan has dedicated her life to designing exquisite garments for women and has dressed some of Hollywood’s most glamorous and talented such as Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie, Naomi Watts,
Kate Bosworth and Halle Berry.

Her collections features lace, embroidery and silk printed fabrics, which have been intricately designed to make women feel they can experience the exclusiveness of her garments.
She has won many awards including Australian designer of the year in 1996 & 2005, Louis Vuitton business award in 1997, Entrepreneurs of the world award in 2002 and many more accomplishments over the last 20 years.,26

1 nogani MCQUEEN

Alexander McQueen
McQueen was known for his lavish, unconventional, runway shows, which often used tactics to shock the audience. McQueen’s willingness to take risks is strongly reflected in his garments, from the outrageous alien like shoes that are worn by singer ‘lady gaga’ to embroidering profanities on to the inner lining of prince Charles jacket.
McQueen is a designer of the stars, his cunning style that continuously challenges the conventions of design and impeccable taste are just a few reasons why Alexander McQueen is now one of fashions greatest icons. The often extravagant colour schemes and streamline tailoring of each garment insure both the ascetics and the quality. McQueen has been nominated and chosen to receive many of the worlds most prestigious international fashion awards such as “top 100 best dresses of the decade” for the dress designed for Camilla belle, as follows below.

SARAH FStephen Jones

; 'is the maker of the worlds most beautiful hats in the world'- Anna Piaggi

Stephen Jones burst into the London fashion scene during the late seventies during the era of street style. Jones was one of the era’s uncompromising milliners where he created striking hats of his own idiosyncratic design. In the early 1980’s Jones had opened his first millinerlly salon in the heart of London’s Covent Garden. Jones individuality inspired other designers to challenge stereotypes and social norms by using materials that were often extreme and designs that ranged from refined to bizarre. 25 years later, Jones evolutionary edge continues to attract a celebrity clientele including Marilyn Manson, Pink, Gwen Stephani, Beyonce Knowles and Alison Goldfapp. Jones has undertaken numerous individual high-profile commissions for pop groups, musicians, actors, and other celebrities. He has also been commissioned by a number of companies to create designs for advertisements and promotions. “From runways to race-courses, from pop-promos to royal garden parties, millinery by Stephen Jones adds the exclamation mark to every fashion statement.”


Jean Paul Gaultier, also known as the Bad Boy of French fashion, is a creative designer at the French luxury fashion house Hermes; a leather goods company known for their equestrian background, scarves, difficult and expensive handbags. Currently designs his own couture and ready to wear lines.

To get his career started he set out on his own to create a women’s wear line.
He produced and designed many costumes for motion pictures and also the infamous cone bra for Madonna for 2 of her Tours.

Jean Paul focused to creating styles based on street wear, popular culture, and formal yet at the same time unusual and playful, adding fun in his styles when working on his designs for equestrian, military, and royal tropes.
In the Men’s wardrobe, Gaultier promoted the use of skirts, especially kilts.

For his exhibitions Gaultier caused controversy by using unconventional models, older men and full figured women, pierced and heavily tattooed models, playing with traditional gender roles in the shows which earned him both criticism and a large amount of popularity.

In 1988, Gaultier expanded his brand to add in a lower-priced line designed for the youth market which has a heavy nautical influence, labelled Junior Gaultier.

Another line was introduced in 1994 mainly of denim and more simply styled garments with a heavy street influence.

1997 a collection of his designs, he was able to freely express the perversity of his aesthetic from inspiration ranging from imperial India to Hasidic Judaism. Which lead him to become a creative designer in 2003.

Jean Paul created a popular line of perfumes; for women a floral oriental and men’s were introduced 2 years later.

Kelly - Isaac Mizrahi

Top Designer Made His Clothing Accessible for Middle America.

Exploding onto the fashion scene in the late 1980s, Isaac Mizrahi adopted a groundbreaking approach to womenswear and came to redefine luxury. He is famous for his use of color and the clean, flattering lines of his designs.

The trend, which has been termed "High-Low" for featuring high-end designers at low prices, made its flashiest debut when Mizrahi launched his affordable yet fashionable line of clothing for discount retailer Target.

One of the most successful partnerships in the business, the line soon spread to cover accessories, bedding, housewares, and pet products. Sales volume tripled over five years to over $300 million and introduced the designer to mainstream America.

Mizrahi helped create the image of Target as a style destination and inspired other high-end designers like Vera Wang to break an industry taboo by simultaneously designing for luxury and mass consumers.

As a result, the discount-store hit revived Mizrahi's haute couture reputation and revived sales of his high-end outfits.

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Target 2008 Fall Collection

SARA Alannah Hill

Alannah Hill

Alannah Hill is an Australian fashion designer, well known in Australia and internationally for her "girly chic" fashion labl and boutique chain.Hill worked in Melbourne as a stylist on film and video clips, eventually landing a small role in the 1987 film Dogs in Space starring Michael Hutchence. Whilst waitressing in a cafe, she was offered a job at a fashion store (Indigo) in Chapel Street, South
Yarra, where she worked for fifteen years, before starting her own fashion design label in 1996.She opened her first boutique in 1997, and currently has ten stores in Australia: four in Melbourne, four in Sydney, one in Perth and one in Brisbane. Her fashion range is also available at David Jones department stores nationally. In 2006 Hill opened a store in Auckland, New Zealand.

SAM Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

Born Nov 19 1942 in the Bronx, New York Calvin Klein grew up drawing sketches and sewing his own designs.
Studying at prestigious fashion and art schools, Klein was bound for success. The designer first made a name for himself by designing clean, uncomplicated sportswear, his world soon included his couture (fashionable custom-made womens clothing) line, Calvin Klein Collection for men and women, CK sportswear for men and women, and CK jeans. Of the many categories licensed, denim jeans, along with fragrances, built a large following among consumers, who
sought an affordable way to attain the Calvin Klein look. By 1997 sales of Calvin Klein Jeans approached half a billion dollars.
Advertising was the key to Klein's success. He kept the media talking about him by creating controversy. He was the first to design womens underwear that looked like mens jockey shorts. His television ads for jeans starred Brooke Shields (1965), who proclaimed: "Nothing comes between me and my Calvins."
magazine named Klein one of the twen
ty-five most influential Americans in 1996.