How to Pronounce 60 Fashion Designer’s Names A Phonetic Guide to Pronouncing Most Major Fashion Designer's Names

How to Pronounce 60 Designer's Names


How to Pronounce 60 Designer's Names

How many times have you adored a designer’s work, but been baffled as to how to pronounce their name? Do you love the designs of Nicolas Ghesquière and Demna Gvasalia, but you’re unsure how to say each of their names?  I was unsure myself until I consulted various sources and made this list!  The following list gives the phonetic spelling for most of the major designers so you will feel confident in pronouncing your favorite designer’s names when you show off their designs or simply admire their work!

Adrien Caillaudaud, artistic director, Carven: ai-dree-en kai-oh-dough

Alber Elbaz, former creative director, Lanvin: ahl-bare el-bahz

Alessandro Michele




Alexandre Vauthieraleks-andr vau-tee-aye

Alexis Martial, artistic director, Carven: al-ex-ee mar-she-ahl

Andrew Gnandrew ghen (with a hard “g”)

Ann Demeulemeesterann de-mule-eh-meester

Anthony Vaccarello




Ariel Ovadia, co-founder, Ovadia & Sons: are-ee-el oh-vah-dya

Bouchra Jarrar




Carin Rodebjer, founder and creative director, Rodebjer: kaar-in ro-duh-beer

Christian Wijnantskri-stee-ahn vine-ants (but, FYI, he’s happy with “wine-ants,” too, because Wijnants means “wine merchant” in Flemish)

Christophe Lemaire, founder and designer, Lemaire and artistic director, Uniqlo U: kree-stoff le-mair

Christopher De Vos, designer and partner, Peter Pilotto: kris-tuh-fer de-voes

Consuelo Castiglioni, creative director, Marni: con-sway-lo cas-tig-lee-oh-nee

Dao-Yi Chow, designer and co-founder, Public School: dao-wee chow

Demna Gvasalia




Duro Olowudure-oh o-low-woo

Erdem Moralioglu, designer, Erdem: er- dem moralee-oh-glue

Ermanno Scervinoerr-mah-no sher-vee-no

Fausto Puglisifao-sto poo-yee-zee

Francesco Scognamigliofran-ces-ko- sko-gna-mi-glio

Gosha Rubchinskiygoe-sha roob-chin-skee

Guo Peigwo-pay

Haider Ackermannay-der ak-er-man

Hedi Slimane, former creative director, Saint Laurent Paris: ed-ee slim-ahn

Huishan Zhanghway-shan tzahng

Hussein Chalayanhu-se-in cha-la-yan

Ji Ohjee-oh

Jonathan Simkhaijon-a-thon sim-ky (like “eye“)

Josep Font, creative director, Delpozo: joe-sep font

Joseph Altuzarra, designer and founder, Altuzarra: joe-sef ull-too-zah-ra

Maria Grazia Chiuri




Markus Lupfer: mar-kus lupp-fur (as in “up” and fur, like, “animal fur“)

Marta Marques, co-founder, Marques’Almeida: mar-ta mar-kes

Mary Katrantzoumar-ee ka-tran-zoo

Massimo Giorgetti, creative director, Pucci and founder, MSGM: mas-ee-moe george-eh-tee

Misha Nonoomee-sha new-new (like, “old old, new new“)

Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski




Nicolas Ghesquière




Olivier Rousteing




Paulo Almeida, co-founder, Marques’Almeida: pow-lo al-may-da

Phoebe Philo, creative director, Céline: fee-bee file-oh

Pierpaolo Piccioli




Prabal Gurung




Raf Simons




Riccardo Tisci




Robert Tagliapietra, designer and co-founder, now-closed Costello Tagliapietra and recently launched JCRT: ro-bert tag-lee-ya-pee-ay-tra

Roksanda Ilincic, designer and founder, Roksanda: rock-sand-a ill-in-chich

Ryan Rocherye-an rowsh

Shimon Ovadia, co-founder, Ovadia & Sons: shim-ohn oh-vah-dya

Simon Porte Jacquemus, designer and founder, Jacquemus: see-mohn port jahk-muhss

Simone Rochasee-mone ro-sha

Tadashi Shojita-da-shee sho-jee

Thakoon Panichgul, designer and founder, Thakoon: tah-koon pah-nich-gull

Thea Bregazzi, designer and co-founder, Preen: thee-ah bru-gahz-ee

Timo Weiland, designer and co-founder, Timo Weiland: tee-mo why-land

Ulyana Sergeenkouhl-yahn-uh se-air-jane-koh

Veronique Branquinhover-on-neek brahn-kin-oh

Vika Gazinskayavee-kah gahv-in-skee-yah

Yigal Azrouëlyee-gal ahz-roo-el

Summer’s Top 10 Hottest Trends The Hottest Trends That Have Gone Viral

Yellow Dress

Want to know what’s hot this summer?  The 10 trends listed below are popping up all over the internet as the ones to watch.  All of these trends have gone viral as the trend of “right now” and summer has just begun!  It’s time that you get a head start on these trends and don’t get left behind!


Yellow Dresses
Yellow dresses were all over the runways and red carpets during awards season.  Think Cate Blanchett in Valentino, Rosamund Pike in Alexander McQueen and who can forget RiRi’s imperial yellow, fur trimmed number at the Met Gala.  You, too, can find that perfect hue for your hair and skin type and look awesome in yellow this summer!
Oversized Denim Jackets
Swap out your run-of-the-mill denim jacket for an oversized straight cut version. The relaxed boyfriend fit will give you that effortless model-off-duty look à la Gigi Hadid.  This jacket is perfect for cooler climates where the warmer weather subsides some in the evenings and a jacket is appropriate.
Floral Maxi Dresses
Take on the rising temperatures with this effortless wardrobe staple!  From colorful patterns to off-the-shoulder styles, you’ll want to include several of these dresses as your “go-to” for special occasions or just for a night out.
Red Swimsuits
Follow the trend that Eva Longoria was seen rockin’ in Mexico this year!  Red swimsuits are everywhere and they look HOT!   You can find them in a variety of styles to fit your body type.
Mini Dresses
While the midi skirt length dominated much of the SS17 runways, the mini dress and skirt certainly made its triumphant return.  Show off those legs (and your hard work in the gym) by wearing one of these mini dresses out for the night!
Cropped Hoodies
Many designers like Vetements and Tommy Hilfiger included cropped hoodies in their SS17 collections.  They are very versatile and can be paired with a variety of looks as seen here.
Adidas Superstars
 Everyone’s new favorite “it” shoe is the Adidas Superstar!  Check out how these celebrities are wearing them!
Denim Jumpsuits
 Denim jumpsuits come in all varies from pants to culottes.  They are very much on point for the SS17 season and can be found in a variety of different stores and online!  You can dress them up with heels or down with your favorite pair of sneakers (maybe the Adidas Superstars, a trend from right above).
Bucket Bags
According to Elle Magazine, Bucket Bags are considered less a trend now and more of a wardrobe staple.  If you haven’t added one or more to your handbag/purse wardrobe yet, this is the season to do so!
Silk Dresses
Silk dresses have been a hit on the runways for SS17.  In particular, Gucci adorned many of its models in silk dresses that were just stunning. The fabric is light, breezy, and flows well.  It’s perfect for summer!
Summer's Top 10 Hottest Trends