The Creative Directors of the Big Fashion Brands

I wanted to share this list because I know I searched for this information all over the internet, so I did my research and copile all of the information into one place, so that if you ever need this information you know where to find it. I think this can be really helpful for people who want to learn more about the fashion industry. Here you go:

                                        Creative Directors

A/X Armani Exchange – Patrick Robinson

Acne Studios – Jonny Johansson

Alexander McQueen – Sarah Burton

Alice & Olivia – Stacey Bendet

Alexander Wang – Alexander Wang

Aquazzura – Edgardo Osorio

Balenciaga – Demna Gvasalia

Balmain – Olivier Rousteing 

Bottega Veneta – Daniel Lee

Burberry – Riccardo Tisci

Bvlgari – Lucia Silvestri

Chloe – Gabriela Hearst

Chanel – Virginie Viard

Celine – Hedi Slimane

Christian Lacroix – Sacha Walckhoff

Christian Louboutin – Christian Louboutin

Cartier – Marie-Laure Cerede

Carolina Herrera – Wes Gordon

Coach – Stuart Vevers

Cult Gaia – Jasmin Larian

Comme des Garcons – Rei Kawakubo

Dion Lee –  Dion Lee

Dior – Maria Grazia Chiuri

Dolce and Gabbana – Domenico Dolce

Dries Van Noten – Dries Van Noten

Dsquared2 – Dean and Dan Caten

Fendi – Kim Jones

Giambattista Valli – Giambattista Valli

Gianvito Rossi – Gianvito Rossi

Giuseppe Zanotti – Giuseppe Zanotti

Givenchy – Matthew Williams

Golden Goose – Alessandro Gallo

Gucci – Alessandro Michele

Guess – Paul Marciano

Hermes – Pierre Alexis Dumas

Isabel Marant – Isabel Marant

J W Anderson – Jonathan Anderson

Jacquemus – Simon Porte Jacquemus

Jil Sander – Lucie Meier

Jimmy Choo – Sandra Choi

Just Cavalli – Roberto Cavalli

Karl Lagerfeld – Virginie Viard

Kate Spade – Nicola Glass

Kenzo – Felipe Oliveira Baptista 

Lanvin – Bruno Sialelli

Louis Vuitton – Nicolas Ghesquiere

Loewe – Jonathan Anderson

Lacoste – Louise Trotter

Levi’s – Renee Perdomo

Moschino – Jeremy Scott

Mulberry – Johnny Coca

Maison Margiela – John Galliano 

Miu Miu – Miuccia Prada

Mugler – Casey Cadwallader

Marni – Francesco Risso

Max Mara – Ian Griffiths

Michael Kors – Marcel Ostwald

Marc Jacobs – John Targon

Manolo Blahnik – Manolo Blahnik

Nina Ricci – Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herenbrugh

Off White – Virgil Abloh

Oscar de la Renta – Fernando Garcia

Prada – Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli

Paco Rabanne – Julien Dossena 

Palm Angels – Francesco Ragazzi

Paul Smith – Simon Homes

Philipp Plein – Roberto Magnani

Pinko – Caterina Negra

Ralph Lauren – Kevin Carrigan

Raf Simons – Raf Simons

Rebecca Minkoff – Rebecca Minkoff

Red Valentino – Piccioli

Rick Owens – Rick Owens

Saint Laurent – Anthony Vaccarello

Schiaparelli – Daniel Roseberry

Salvatore Ferragamo – Paul Andrew 

Stella McCartney – Stella McCartney 

Stuart Weitzman – Giovanni Morelli

Steve Madden – Matthew Ellenberger

Tom Ford – Thomas Ford

Tommy Hilfiger – Trent Wisehart

Ted Baker – Anthony Cuthbertson

Tory Burch – Tory Robinson

Valentino – Pierpaolo Piccioli

Vetements – Demna Gvasalia

Versace – Donatella Versace

Vivienne Westwood – Andreas Kronthaler

Zimmermann – Nicky Zimmermann

Zac Posen – Zac Posen

Zadig and Voltaire – Cecilia Bonstrom

I hope that this was helpful and that you enjoyed, because I know this is really helpful for me. Let me know what you would like to see next by leaving a comment. Have a great day,

XOXO,Delayla

Harris Reed’s new demi-couture collection

  Most people now think of Harris Reed as the person who dressed Harry Styles in a dress. But recently he came out with a beautiful demi-couture collection. The collection consists of 7 looks that break all misconceptions about how men can and should dress. 

  I love the fact that Reed stayed true to himself and used all the hate people threw at  him to create these looks. Reed told Vogue: “Having people maybe have an issue with the way that I express myself, you know, it constantly fuels my creative think tank”.

And, of course I love the outfits. The ombre tulle is stunning and the way he paired the tulle with a two piece suit is genius. Also, the headpieces are out of this world. I have to say I am really impressed with this collection. He did everything right. The photographs are on point, the styling as well and the actual clothes are awesome. If you didn’t see the looks yet I will put them below so you can see what I am talking about. Let me know what you think about this collection.

   Have a great day, XOXO,Delayla

Haute couture: official members

  Hi guys, today I wanted to talk to you about haute couture. If you don’t know what haute couture is, I will try to explain it the best way I can. Haute couture is what we call all of the costum made, handmade and very detailed pieces. They usually take hundreds of hours for these pieces to be made. There is a very short list of all the official haute couturiers, because they have to meet a list of requirements and have to be approved by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Haute couturiers are split in 3 sections: the official members, the foreign members and the guest members. I am going to make this a 3 part series and today we are talking about the official members and I will show you some of their work. Let’s start:

  1. Adeline Andre. She worked for Dior, before starting her own brand in 1981. In 1997 she became an invited member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture and an official member in 2005.

  2. Alexandre Vaulthier. He was an intern for Thierry Mugler Couture, where he later became an assistant there. In 1997 he became head designer at Jean Paul Gaultier. He did his first show with his own label in 2009 and became a guest member of CSHC(Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture) in 2011. He became an official member in 2014.

  3. Alexis Mabille. He trained at Nina Ricci and Ungaro right after finishing college. He then started working at Dior under John Galliano. Later, in 2005 he started his namesake brand. In 2008 he showed his collection at Paris Fashion Week for the first time.

  4. Bouchra Jarrar. Before starting her own brand in 2010, Jarrar worked with various designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Nicolas Ghesquiere. She was invited as a guest member by the CSHC from 2010 to 2013 when she became an official member.

  5. Chanel. Since we all know what and who Chanel is, I don’t really know what to write about her. So i’ll just show you some of their haute couture creations.

  6. Dior. This is another big brand with a lot of history, unfortunately for these big brands I couldn’t find the year they became a member of the CSHC, so for Dior and the other big brands I will just show you some pictures.

   7. Frank Sorbier. He received his title as haute couturier in 2005 after creating his own brand in 1987.

  8. Giambattista Valli. He started his brand in 2005 and became an official member of CSHC in 2011. 

  9. Givenchy was founded in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy, but I couldn’t find the year they became an official member.

   10. Jean Paul Gaultier. He started his own brand in 1982 and became an haute couturier in 1997. 

   11. Julien Fournie. He started his namesake brand in 2009 after having worked at Celine and Jean Paul Gaultier. He was invited as an official member of CSHC in 2017.

  12. Maison Margiela. The house was created by Martin Margiela in 1988 and presented haute couture for the first time in 2006.

  13. Schiaparelli. The brand was created by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1926 and was named haute couture house in 2014.

  14. Stephane Rolland. He started his brand in 2007 and became a member of CSHC in  the same year.

  Hope you enjoyed and this is somehow helpful for at least one of you. I know I learned a lot while writing this. Let me know what you would like me to talk about next in the comment section. Have a great day,

                                                                                                 XOXO,Delayla

Bliss Foster interview

 Hi guys, I have another interview for you. Today I talked to Bliss Foster, a great fashion youtuber. I watch his videos daily, and that is where I get most of my information about the fashion industry and fashion in general. If you have never watched one of his videos, You have to check him out. Here are the links to his instagram and youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/BlissMFoster 

https://www.instagram.com/blissfoster/

1. How did you know fashion was what you wanted to do?

Since about 2013, fashion has been a massive interest for me. Figuring out that I wanted to do the channel was a huge relief because it gave me an outlet to use my obsession in a productive way.

2. How would you describe your style in 3 words?

Lack of money.

3. What inspired  you to create your YouTube channel?

I’ve been obsessed with clothes since 2012 and I needed an outlet to do something productive with that obsession. The channel gave me that outlet.

4. Who is your favorite designer of all time?

I always say that my favorite designer is a 43-way tie. But if I had to pick someone it would probably be Martin Margiela

5. Who is one designer you think will blow up this year?

I put out a video where I discussed the designers I want to see make it in 2021, the list includes Blackmerle, Doublet, Mowalola, Strongthe, (the return of) HbA, Lourdes, Peter Do, Robert Wun, Jordan Arthur Smith, Ottolinger, Charlotte Knowles, Botter, and Kanghyuk.

6. Where do you see the fashion industry in 10 years?

Haha, I’m no good at making predictions.

7. What would you say is your signature piece, clothing or accessory wise?

I try not to have one. If i can, I want to just keep exploring and developing my personal style

8. What would you say to someone who wants to work in the fashion industry?

Read the book “The War of Art” by Stephan Pressfield. It’ll kick your ass and make you better at whatever you do.

9. Could you recommend a few fashion books for beginners?

“Gods and Kings” and “Ametura” if you’re into Japanese designers. Those two are my favorites.

10. How do  you think fashion influences society?

I think fashion is part of society

11. What is your favorite trend of 2020?

Haha, I hate to be difficult on this one, but I can’t stand trends. I purposefully ignore them when I can.

  Hope you enjoyed, this was really fun to make. Let me know who your favorite fashion youtuber is in the comment section. Have a great day,

                                                                                                                                    XOXO, Delayla

brands you should know about part 2

   Hi guys, I did a post like this a while back and decided it’s time to add some more to that list. Now, these brands are on the more expensive side, but their collections are stunning. So let’s go:

   1. First we have David Koma, which I love mostly for the silhouettes he creates. The way he drapes the fabric looks so feminine and sexy. He is a London-based designer that decided to start his own brand right after he finished college. 

https://www.davidkoma.com/

  2. Next, we have Thierry Mugler, whom I also love for the way he creates silhouettes. His clothes are so beautiful. He is mostly known for his perfume ‘alien’, but if you should definitely check out his fashion too. 

https://inter.mugler.com/

  3. Peter Do. Not only does he have beautiful designs, but he is very environment conscious and tries to make his work as sustainable as possible. He even created a special fabric to reduce waste.

https://peterdo.net/

  4. Marine Serre is most known for her half moon design and her ball bag. But her designs are so much more interesting than those. She is a sustainable designer and her collections always follow a theme. These collections are beautiful and have a story behind. I highly recommend checking her out. Here are some of her designs from her 2019 f/w collection:

  Hope this is helpful and that you enjoyed, let me know if you think there is some other brand I should talk about. Have a great day,

                                                                                    XOXO, Delayla

Ayo Ojo interview

  Hi guys, I am really excited to announce that today I am sharing this Q&A with Ayo Ojo, who is a wonderful youtuber that I watch constantly. He has a lot of really interesting and informative videos on his channel that you have to watch if you love fashion or want to enter the fashion world. I know his videos have helped me a lot. His youtube channel is The Fashion Archive: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVmPyrwjL0wepDhmvgzlOcA and I will also link his instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fashionroadman/ . Let’s start:

Q:How did you know fashion was what you wanted to do?

A:After my first fashion internship I started to get obsessive about fashion. All I would do in my free time was read fashion magazines and books. At this point I knew I wanted to pursue a career in fashion.

Q:How would you describe your style in 3 words?

A:Experimental, Muted, Minimal

Q:What inspired you to create your YouTube channel?

A:I have been an avid watcher of fashion youtube for a longtime and as I started to read more fashion magazines and books I realised there wasn’t anyone talking about what I was reading about so I thought there was a gap to fill in the fashion youtube sphere.

Q:Who is your favourite designer of all time?

A:I definitely can’t choose one because there are so many designers I love but if I was asked for my favourites I would say Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander McQueen, Elsa Schiaparelli, Ann Lowe & Yohji Yamamoto.

Q:Who is one designer you think will blow up this year?

A:Thebe Magugu from South Africa

Q:Where do you see the fashion industry in 10 years?

A:Definitely a greater shift towards digitalising commerce and events. We will also see a shift to an in-store shopping experience being a form of luxury.

Q:What would you say is your signature piece, clothing or accessory wise?

A:A dad hat. It’s almost become a meme at this point.

Q:What would you say to someone who wants to work in the fashion industry?

A:It really depends because there are so many aspects to the fashion industry. You can be a writer, designer, accountant, photographer, videographer, make-up artist, hair stylist etc. Therefore, I can only give advice to a person that wants to become a writer / journalist. Right now, there are more journalists than there are jobs so you need to set yourself apart to give yourself a competitive edge. This can be done by building a platform where you can constantly learn more about fashion and write things consistently whether that’s a Youtube channel, Instagram page, website etc. From what I’ve noticed, a lot of aspiring journalists expect jobs to fall on their lap because they think they’re amazing writers and while that may be true, if there is nowhere one can find your work you won’t get jobs. The only people that can be lazy in the fashion industry are people born into money or born into a family where their parents have many connections within the fashion industry. If you are a complete outsider like me who started with no connections, you need to fight and hustle for your

spot. If you can’t do that I really doubt the fashion industry is for you as the nature of the industry is very cut-throat.

Q:Could you recommend a few fashion books for beginners?

A:Once again, it’s hard to answer this directly because it depends what one is interested in learning about. A beginner who wants to be a designer should probably start by reading books about the basics of sewing, pattern making and marketing. On the flipside, an aspiring journalist should start by reading books on the history of fashion. However, in a general sense some good books if you’re just getting started are “The Work of Art In The Age of Mechanical Reproduction” by Walter Benjamin and “The Fashion System” by Roland Barthes.

Q:How do you think fashion influences society?

A:Ultimately, everyone wears clothes which means that clothing is a powerful tool in influencing society. This is such a broad question that I could write about for days but in the most dumbed down way, what you wear says a lot about who you are. You can change the way people perceive you just by the way you dress. In a historical sense, what clothing you wore to give certain signals constantly changed. Once upon a time the height of masculinity was wearing a bronze skirt, now it’s a well-structured and tailored suit. Whole subcultures and movements come hand in hand with the way they dress.

Q:What is your favourite trend of 2020?

A:To be very honest I don’t even know what the trends of 2020 were because I don’t really follow trends or concern myself with what’s trending per say. What I did see everywhere though were chunky boots which I would guess was influenced by the Bottega Veneta boots. It’s been good to see men more willing to step out of their comfort zone and wear boots with higher platforms and soles.

  I hope you enjoyed it. I know I loved this interview and I am a huge fan of Ayo so I was fangirling a little bit while writing the questions and when I got the answers. Have a great day, and let me know what you would like me to do next:)

                                                                                                                         XOXO, Delayla

Celebrities that have great style

  Hi guys, today we’re gonna talk about stylish celebrities. I am going to show you a few celebrities and their style, whether it’s street style or red carpet. Ok, let’s go:

  1. First, we have Hailey Bieber. I absolutely love her street style, I think it’s a combination of 90s and today styles. I love the way she can make any basic outfit into something super stylish. I’d also say that long winter coats are one of her statement pieces. Here are some of her outfits:

   2. Zendaya’s red carpet looks are out of this world, I wrote a whole post about her, if you want to check it out: https://delaylable.com/2020/12/08/zendaya-a-red-carpet-queen/ . Now, I wanna talk about her fashion week street style outfits. These are outfits that aren’t really casual, but they wouldn’t go on the red carpet either. Let me show you what I’m talking about:

  3. I adore Dua Lipa. Her style is superior. From her red carpet looks, to her concert looks, to her street style. Right now we are gonna talk street style, but I highly recommend searching her red carpet and concert looks online. Her street style gives me huge 90s vibes, and if you didn’t get it already, I love the 90s. Just look at these outfits:

   4. Emily Ratajkowski. I can’t say I am a huge fan of her, but I have to say I love her street style. It’s simple and casual, but something about it catches my attention. Let me show you some of her looks and you let me know what you think:

  These are just a few celebrities that I consider have great style. Who do you think I should add to this list? Leave a comment and let me know. Hope you enjoyed, have a great day,

                                                                                                      XOXO,Delayla

some of my favorite designers

 Hi guys, today I am going to talk about a few of my favorite designers right now. You may know some of these and it might be the first time you hear about others. Let’s go:

  1. My absolute favourite, Simon Porte Jacquemus. As you probably guessed from his name, he is the founder and designer for Jacquemus. Lately, I have been obsessed with his pieces. He started his brand 10 years ago and named it after his mother’s maiden name. He studied at ESMOD Paris and was invited to present his collection at Paris Fashion Week in 2012.  here are some of my personal faves from his runways:

  2. Peter Do is another designer I really love and respect. He designed for Celine and Derek  Lam before starting his own brand. Peter is a private person and you can’t really find any picture of him, but you can recognize him by his very unique tattoo that is a long black line from his neck to his hand. What I also really appreciate from Peter Do, except the clothes, is his genuine care for sustainability. He even created a whole new type of material that is sustainable and long lasting. Some of my favorite looks:

  3. I discovered Dion Lee recently and I fell in love with his designs and his ethics. He has a few pieces that are unisex and I really love that. Also, I have a weird obsession with corsets which he has a bunch of and are so beautiful. I don’t have a lot of information on his life and career, but I will show you some stunning looks from his collections:

  4. Iris van Herpen is such a great designer and she is so creative. Her designs are literal pieces of art. They look like a combination of sculpture, fashion and architecture. She designs Haute Couture pieces and she uses 3D printing as part of the creation process. She interned at Alexander McQueen before she decided to start her own brand in 2007. If you’ve never heard of her before, you HAVE to check out her work. It’s magical. I am going to show you some of my personal favorites:

  5. Jean Paul Gaultier is a very controversial designer, since his pieces are very unconventional but in a good way. He first started as Pierre Cardin’s assistant, and then slowly began working his way up. During his career he was creative director at Hermes, he has his own brand, he released a single and co-hosted a TV show. Unfortunately he retired in January 2020, but I will show you some of his best looks in my opinion:

      Hope you enjoyed, let me know who your favorite fashion designers are in the comment section below. Have a great day,

                                                                                   XOXO,Delayla

how to stay informed on the fashion world

Hi guys. Today I am hoping I can help you find a way to always know what is happening in the fashion world. I know I was struggling before, because I wanted to be up to date with all the fashion news and gossip and I didn’t know how. So I started researching and I am going to share what I found with you. Let’s go:

  1. First, this one is pretty easy, you can check some fashion websites like Fashionista, i-D, Vogue, Vogue Runway and Models.com. Or you could watch Vogue, i-D, BOF and The FF channel on youtube.

  2. Now, this one isn’t really about fashion news, but I think it’s fun and it kind of helps if you want to discover new things. Go on Pinterest and search runway shows or anything you are interested in and start pinning them into a board. After you added them to your board, look if you know who designed that one dress, or who painted that painting and so on. If you find out, you can search him/her up and maybe find more things you like. Keep saving every picture you see, on Instagram, on Twitter, on Google, it doesn’t matter, save them on Pinterest and then you can also categorize them. Later on, if you want to go on to study fashion design you can use these photos as part of your mood boards.

  3. This one really helped me. On Instagram, create a new account, name it whatever you want, but you don’t have to post anything on it. Then, follow all the fashion magazines out there, stylists, designeres, models, editors, brands, etc. This way, when you go on this account you will only get fashion information without it being interrupted by your friend vacation posts or whatever.

  4. Last but not least, podcasts. There are a lot of great podcasts on Spotify. I will make a different post only talking about them, since there is a lot to talk about.  

 Hope this is helpful, I use these every day and they’ve helped me a bunch. Have a great day,

                                                                                             XOXO,Delayla

3 ways you can help save the planet: fashion edition

  Hi guys, happy new year! Since 2020 finished I thought we can leave all the negative stuff behind and focus on what we can do better this year. I will share some ways you can help save the planet, fashion edition. Let’s start:

  1. First, this one applies for any type of shopping, whenever you go to the mall or to a shop, always bring a tote bag or a fabric bag where you can put all of your new items. This way you don’t need a plastic bag and you reduce plastic pollution.

  2. Another way to help, is to stop buying fast fashion. Fast fashion is really bad for the environment because the items are low quality so they don’t last long, they are cheap which means someone is being exploited for those items and they are usually based on trends which means that people tend to throw them away when a new trend comes along. Now, I am guilty of this, but lately I have been trying to raise money so I can invest in sustainable, good quality, long lasting pieces. Some examples of fast fashion are: H&M, Zara, Stradivarius, BooHoo,etc. I have a few posts about great brands you should check out if you want good quality and long lasting pieces.

  3. This last one is the most fun.Thrifting. I know a lot of people are repulsed by the idea, but I am telling you, thrifting is wonderful. You can find one of a kind pieces for really low prices.It’s not only fun and satisfying, but also really great for the planet. So if you don’t want to pay a lot of money on sustainable brands, you can go thrifting. Also, if you are more interested in luxury pieces there are tons of preloved websites. One of my favorites is Vestiaire Collective.

  I hope this inspired you to make a change. If all of us change just a small part of our lifestyle, we can save the planet we all love and live on. Have a great day,

                                                                                   XOXO, Delayla