With the world in the midst of globalization, fashion and fashion designers today have gone beyond boundaries to leave their mark. The fashion industry is booming and evolving and while Milan is still the fashion capital of the world, new avenues are emerging. Designers and designs have made an impression and become the household names beyond the countries where they operate. Let us look at some of these best designers and their inspiring signature collections that have left a mark on their fans.
He is not a designer but a brand that the fashion industry vouches by. For decades, he has been a name that has provided a uniform for the elite. The most known brand from his stable Polo has created a collared shirt empire known for being crisp fashion. He infused color and comfort in men’s wear making it the most preferred brand for the elite.
2. Jason Wu:
The budding designer shot to glory when First Lady Michelle Obama wore his one-shouldered white chiffon studded with Swarovski crystal dress and his talent for exquisite formal wear shone. Full-length designer gowns, huge and gorgeous bows and silk headscarves are some design elements that are unique to the Wu collection.
3. Victoria Beckham:
A style icon herself it was only natural for the former spice girl to start designing clothes herself. Beckham labels have won accords in 2011 and 2014 for bringing out best women wear collections at the British fashion awards. What is really noteworthy about the Beckham collection is their posh and classy workwear fashion. She also came out with a great collection of loose and breezy wear to go with denims.
4. Thakoon Panichgul:
This Thai-born designer living out of New York has become a known name in the fashion industry for blending distinct influences and styles into his sporty and chic collections. From silk and delicate gowns to organzas, his eye for style and detailing sets him apart making him a niche brand. In fact, his limited addition line created for Gap was sold out right at the start.
5. Erdem Moralioglu:
This Montreal-based designer is a new and fresh name in the fashion world. Inspired by florals and pastels, his recent collections have made pastel tinted aesthetics a trend. Also, his custom designed graphic prints are highly appreciated.
6. Marc Jacobs for Brand Louis Vuitton:
The most respected brand in the industry, Vuitton was initially into designing luxury luggage which extended its line with Marc Jacobs into the ready to wear lines. The designs flaunt textures, graffiti and urban accents and textures giving fashion a whole new dimension.
7. Anna Sui:
Anna Sui the American fashion designer is a leading name and brand with her exclusive line of clothing, perfumes, cosmetics and accessories. Sui’s research is fashion is unparalleled and results in a gorgeous fashion that can be one’s addiction. Her designs exhibit modern attitude and spirit in every sense.
8. Manish Arora:
An Indian name, well known globally, Manish Arora is one of the most celebrated names in the fashion world for his unique designs that blend Indian heritage with contemporary fashion. He launched his own label ‘Manish Arora’ and also designed exclusive collections for the iconic French fashion house Paco Robanne.
While these are just a few of the many notable icons in the fashion industry, tell us your favorite picks of fashion designers and their designs that inspire you the most.