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The Top Fashion Designers- Part I

Updated on January 13, 2018
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Brianna is a full time writer, blogger, and editor. She also is licensed in master makeup artistry and loves sharing her passion with others

Top Fashion Designers
Top Fashion Designers

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Fashion follow-up ladies! And this one is not just about shoes, it is fashion period! These top designers are known all over the world for their creative couture. Some have been around for decades getting more trendier every year, while some have that newbie vibe but a brilliant reputation. Either way, their label is loved by many, they are legendary, and inspiration to wannabe fashion icons. Whatever your taste and style may be, I am sure there is a designer perfect for you!

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Chanel Top Fashion Designers
Chanel Top Fashion Designers
Chanel Top Fashion Designers

Chanel

From makeup, to handbags, to fragrances and clothes, Chanel is everywhere. Founded by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, this is a French fashion house located in Paris. Dresses, suits, and costume jewelry were her specialties. She was also a singer where she gained her nickname Coco. Chanel took fashion to a whole new level with her casual elegance flair. But what she mostly became famous for was her "little black dress," such a common piece was made a masterpiece by her. Marilyn Monroe brought her famous perfume Chanel No. 5 to fame!

Coco Chanel. Top Fashion Designers
Coco Chanel. Top Fashion Designers
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Alexander McQueen Top Fashion Designers
Alexander McQueen Top Fashion Designers
Alexander McQueen Top Fashion Designers

Alexander McQueen

The recent suicide of this fantastic designer has hit the hearts of many who loved him dearly. He is most recently seen as the fabulous designer in which Kate Middleton made tribute to on her wedding day by wearing a dress designed by his label. And those creative, talked-about pieces Lady Gaga wears? All Alexander McQueen.

Named Britain's most famous young designer, he earned his masters degree in fashion design where his career sky rocketed from there. He was the chief designer of French fashion house Givenchy before leaving and creating his own Alexander McQueen label at Gucci. Later he was made a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II herself! Despite his success, McQueen was having love troubles and had a hard time coping with his mother's death. In 2010, he commited suicide by hanging the day before his mother's funeral. His longtime assistant Sarah Burton took over as director.

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Alexander McQueen Poster Top Fashion Designers

I think there is beauty in everything. What "normal" people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.

— Alexander McQueen
Miu Miu Resort Top Fashion Designers
Miu Miu Resort Top Fashion Designers

Miu Miu

Headed by Miuccia Prada, Miu Miu is a highly trendy brand straight out of the Prada fashion house. It is Prada's nickname and the label holds many famous spokesmodels. Miuccia Prada took over her grandfather's, Mario Prada, business in Italian leather in 1978, and transformed it into what Miu Miu is today. Her designs are eccentric, nerdy, and yet fabulously chic. Miuccia, who was trained in political science, has an intellectual talent of coming up with impossible color schemes, patterns, geometrically cut shapes, and presents her fabric in revolutionary ways, is what has made her label a multi-billion-dollar name. She also makes backpacks, turbans, dirndls, and anoraks!

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Miu Miu Fashion Top Fashion Designers
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Juicy Couture Top Fashion Designers
Juicy Couture Top Fashion Designers
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Juicy Couture

Dressing in sweats never looked and felt so good before! You could have Juicy Couture jewelry, handbags, shoes, perfume, swimsuits, dog accessories, a mouse, a baby stroller, and even a bowling bag! This brand truly has everything. The founders, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, created the line and became famous for their one of a kind, signature comfortable velour tracksuits. But they have collections for women, men, children, and babies.

Their original label was Travis Jeans, which they created in 1995 for maternity women. In 1996, they changed their name to Juicy Couture, but because of their low financial income, the line became a slow start. Then they sent a custom velour tracksuit to Madonna with "Madge" embroidered on it, which in turn brought instant success. You can identify Juicy Couture by their signature symbol of a crown, which one of my best friends coincidentally has tattooed on her ankle. They also have an array of slogans they are also known for such as "Smells Like Couture", "Be Juicy", "Peace, Love, And Couture", "Choose Juicy", and plenty more. This is one of my favorite lines and I have a variety of their signature merchandise that is Juicy to me!

Balenciaga Top Fashion Designers
Balenciaga Top Fashion Designers

Balenciaga

Created by the Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga in 1918, this fashion house and label has quite the reputation. Christian Dior himself named him "the master of us all." He was known for his odd, yet fashionable bubble skirts. When Balenciaga opened his first boutique in Spain, royals wore his designs, but due to the Spanish Civil War, he was forced to close and he then moved to Paris.

When opening his first boutique there in 1937, it was instant success for Balenciaga. He became known for his "square coat", while people were risking their safety in WWII just to travel to Europe and see his clothing. Later in his career, he tweaked his designs and started liking more heavier fabrics, intricate embroidery, and his use of bold materials. Balenciaga designed the wedding dress for Queen Fabiola of Belgium in 1960 but that was not all of his famous and royal clients. Jackie Kennedy herself famously upset John F. Kennedy when she would buy Balenciaga's expensive line during his Presidency. He was afraid the American public would view them as spending to lavishly. Therefore, her expensive bills then became discreetly paid by Joseph Kennedy, her father-in-law. Balenciaga closed his fashion house doors in 1968 and a few short years later in 1972, he died. Although the house remained closed for a time, it was picked up by Jacques Bogart, but is now owned by the French multinational company PPR, a Gucci Group.

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Balenciaga Fall 2017 Top Fashion Designers

The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.

— Gucci
Gucci Fall/Winter 2017 Top Fashion Designers
Gucci Fall/Winter 2017 Top Fashion Designers

Gucci

This Italian fashion house was created by Guccio Gucci in Florence, Italy in 1921. This brand is one of the very top of the line out there and earns billions and billions in revenue worldwide. It is hard to go anywhere without seeing or hearing about Gucci. Since the beginning of the 19th century, the brand has been one of the most successful companies of quality leather goods and clothing. Gucci was inspired by the luxe luggage he seen guests with while working in the hotel business. Alongside his sons, Aldo Gucci, Vasco Gucci, and Rodolfo Gucci, he expanded his business to include more boutiques throughout Italy. His signature pattern of the double G symbol adorns his luggage, handbags, and shoes including his iconic loafer. The loafer is also the only shoe featured in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Gucci was born in 1881 and died in 1953. Since then, Aldo and Rodolfo took over the business and became established in New York City, but by the 1980s, family disputes threatened to tear the company apart. Rodolfo's son Maurizio took it over after his father's death in 1983 and cut out his Uncle Aldo. He was unsuccessful at the business and was forced to sell the company to a Bahrain-based company in 1988. In 1995, however, Maurizio was murdered in Milan and his wife was convicted of hiring his killers. Today, Frida Giannini is now the sole Creative Director.

The Famous Gucci Loafer Top Fashion Designers
The Famous Gucci Loafer Top Fashion Designers

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"A Designer is Only As Good As The Star Who Wears Her Clothes."

There you have it, the first installment of the best of the best out there. With the Fashion Week season approaching, there will be plenty of talk of these designers and their collections. There are many more prestigious designers out there who do make the list. Another article coming soon! Have a label that you think should make the list? Comment down below and let me know!

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    • bwhite062007 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brianna W 

      5 years ago from East Coast

      Juicy Couture may not be as high end as the others, but it is one of the top fashion labels nonetheless. Great fashion sense, I love Vivienne Westwood as well!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      5 years ago from Cardiff

      Now I'm surprised you have included Juicy Couture, not what I would have thought as a high end line. My all time fav's are vivienne westwood, alexander mcqueen (high end lines) and matthew williamson (slightly lower end)

    • bwhite062007 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brianna W 

      5 years ago from East Coast

      Sorry so late for the comment back Jin, but no I did not mention Louis Vuitton even though that is a fabolous label, I was hoping to save it for a handbag hub I am currently working on!

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      JIN1128 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I agree, love Chanel, especially the classic flap bag. Did you mention Louis Vuitton?

    • bwhite062007 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brianna W 

      6 years ago from East Coast

      Thank you so much cheeky for the vote of confidence. And thanks very much for tweeting!

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      I was taking notes here! LOL! This is a terrific hub, I felt like I was reading Vogue. Welcome to Hub Pages. You will definitely shine here! Cheers! Just tweeted this on Twitter. :)

    • bwhite062007 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brianna W 

      6 years ago from East Coast

      Thank you! I was a fashion major all throughout school and actually got accepted to college for it but went in another direction. Thank you for your insight!

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      Husky1970 

      6 years ago

      You show quite a bit of knowledge on this topic. I was unaware of some of these fashion labels. You have a nice writing style that is engaging and that keeps a reader's interest. Voted up and interesting.

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