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

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

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

The Kooples

The Kooples 

This week I traveled to Spain for medical reasons, but I also got to shop and look around. Most of the shops, monuments and touristic spots were closed. While window shopping, I saw this interesting shop called ‘The Kooples’. I ended up buying this stunning dress and a belt to match. When I got to the hotel, I decided to search it up since I had never heard about it, but it had all of these really nice things that intrigued me. 

The Kooples is a high-end French accessible luxury brand, founded in 2008 by brothers Alexandre, Laurent and Raphaël Elicha. In my opinion it has this rock/grunge but also girly look. It’s not very famous, I don’t really understand why, because the clothing and accessories they sell are such good quality and are absolutely stunning. I am going to add some pictures of their designs. Please do let me know what you think. 

Barbara Palvin The Kooples Fall '19 Campaign | Fashion Gone Rogue
Mode : Lacoste s'encanaille avec The Kooples

https://www.thekooples.com/eu_en/women.html

Click on the link above if you would like to see their designs.

I also decided that from now on I am going to write posts about more of these lesser known brands that I think deserve more recognition. 

Hope you have a great day, 

                                         XOXO, Delayla