Apartment in Letna designed by Julie Wimmer

Julie Wimmer is a renowned, multilingual interior designer with over 15 years of experience. Her repertoire, informed by her global outlook, includes architectural drafting, fashion, and jewelry design, and journalism.
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Vahan Khachatryan Notjustlabel profile (screenshot from website).

Armenian-born fashion designer Vahan Khachatryan uses his multicultural education and exposure to create a blend of Italian baroque and French rococo with Eastern geometric clarity. His collections, like ‘The Treasures of Armenia’, use fashion as a form of cultural diplomacy, bringing Armenian history and traditions to international audiences. His design philosophy, deeply rooted in Eastern minimalism and Western richness, reflects his experiences and unique fashion philosophy.Read More →

Adolfo Collection at the Met

Adolfo F. Sardiña, known simply as Adolfo, carved a niche in the fashion world with his timeless, elegant designs. Born in Cuba and naturalized in the U.S., he won prestigious awards like the Coty and Neiman Marcus. Notably, his creations graced future First Lady Nancy Reagan, embodying dignified, enduring style.Read More →

Scarf 1997 designed by Georgina Von Etzdorf

Georgina von Etzdorf is a British designer known for her exclusive prints in various media, specializing in textile, fashion, furniture, and product design. Her career took off in the 1980s, from printing designs in her parents’ garage to establishing a shop in London’s prestigious Burlington Arcade. Von Etzdorf’s training in traditional craft techniques and her individual artistic approach set her apart in the industry. Inspired by art and nature, her prints reflect a fusion of influences and a vibrant color palette. With a focus on quality over quantity, she releases a limited number of designs each year, ensuring consistently high-quality creations. Von Etzdorf’s exceptional talent has earned her recognition, even among renowned Italian designers. Her enduring success and contributions to the design world make her a true icon.Read More →

Sandal by Salvatore Ferragamo 1938

Discover the remarkable story of Salvatore Ferragamo, the visionary shoemaker who rose from humble beginnings to become an icon in the fashion industry. This article explores Ferragamo’s early years, his ventures in the United States and Hollywood, and his innovative designs using exotic materials. From his post-war creativity to the enduring legacy of his “invisible shoe,” Ferragamo’s impact on fashion remains unmatched. Dive into the world of this legendary shoemaker and experience the artistry, elegance, and timeless allure of Ferragamo footwear.
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Yohji Yamamoto fashion is exemplified by ease and wearability. READ MORE about this innovative radically different Japanese Designer.Read More →

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Akira Isogawa, an Australian contemporary fashion designer, is known for his elegant simplicity, traditional Japanese techniques, and luxurious fabrics. He collaborates with high-profile brands and celebrities, and has international recognition. Australian fashion designer Akira Isogawa focuses on women’s fashion and has won awards for his designs. He is passionate about animal protection and has been honored with postage stamps.Read More →

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Montana’s career in fashion began almost accidentally; he moved to London in the early 1970s “to escape studying,” having no plans and no work visa. Raising money by selling rhinestone-studded papier mache jewellery, he met a Vogue editor by happenstance and had his work featured in the magazine. Read More →

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (b. 1949) was a French fashion designer born in Casablanca. He studied law at Faculté de Droit, Limoges and founded the Ko ready-to-wear fashion firm in 1968. He was recognised for his avant-garde designs for women’s clothing featuring unconventional materials. Read More →

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, 1920

From gold buttons to comfortable tailored trousers and comfortable cardigan sweaters, there is no more significant influence on clothes than Coco Chanel.Read More →

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Paul Iribe was a influential French designer and illustrator contributing significantly to the Art Deco movement, especially in fashion and advertising. He produced significant work in furniture, fashion illustration, theatrical design and jewelry, and spent time in Hollywood as a theatrical designer.
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Jean-Paul Gaultier French Fashion Designer

Before launching his label in 1976, Gaultier worked for Cardin, Jacques Esteirel, and Patou. From the onset, Gaultier was dubbed the ‘enfant terrible de Paris’.Read More →

Cecil Beaton (in civilian suit) and his Rolleiflex reflected in a mirror of the Jain temple, Calcutta, India.

The house he occupied until 1945 at Ashcombe, Wiltshire, near friend Edith Olivier was decorated with limited funds using exaggerated baroque furniture. The walls of the ‘Circus Bedroom’ were painted by visiting artist friends, including Rex Whistler and Oliver Messel, in a kind of Surrealistic overstatement.Read More →

Michael Roberts, Fashion Editor and Renaissance Man

Michael Roberts, the writer, editor, stylist, and photographer best known for his influential tenures as the fashion and style director of Vanity Fair magazine and the fashion editor of the New Yorker, has died at the age of 75. His work shaped the course of fashion through words, images, and illustrations, and he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to fashion in 2022.Read More →

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Issey Miyake died on August 5, 2022, in a Tokyo hospital of liver cancer. He founded the Miyake Design Studio in 1970.Read More →

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Pierre Balmain (1914 – 1982) was a French fashion designer and the influential postwar fashion house Balmain founder. He described the art of dressmaking as “the architecture of movement,” and he was known for his sophistication and elegance. LEARN MORERead More →

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Judith Leiber (1921 – 2018) was a prolific designer whose fanciful minaudières had accessorised royalties, first ladies, and film stars, and entered the collections of art the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While her couture handbags—carried by celebrities such as Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, Claudette Colbert, Björk, and Barbara Walters—are widely regarded as works of art, Leiber preferred the word “artisan” to “artist.”Read More →

Armi Ratia photo of dress in black and white

Ammi Maria Ratia (1912 – 1979) was the co-founder of Marimekko Oy (‘Mary’s frock’) Clothing was created to free women from 1950s’ tight, body-shaping dresses and move them into fresh, free-flowing dresses, skirts, trousers, and shirts.Read More →

Charles James was one of the first American fashion designers to gain recognition abroad. He created sculptural, moulded clothing using wire and padding. James designed a white satin jacket in 1938 that had channels filled with eiderdown padding.Read More →

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Zandra Rhodes studied lithography and printing at Medway College before going on to the Royal College of Art to study textiles, graduating in 1964 during the height of the pop movement. She made a paper wedding dress that cost less than two shillings, motivated by this trend and the work of painter Roy Lichtenstein in particular (about 7 new pence). In 1967, paper clothing was all the rage: it was the ultimate representation of disposable apparel.Read More →