Giants of the Fashion Industry
Women love fashion because of its power to make something simple look outstanding, and its ability to create different looks with subtle changes and certain combinations. That women consists the big market of the fashion industry cannot be refuted, nor can it be emphasized enough. That is why they are being courted by designers from all over the world – their patronage can transform a humble stylist into a legend.
Through time, we have seen names and brands come and go. Some stayed longer than the others, but only a relatively few lasted long enough to carve a niche and later leave a legacy. Their talent and their art speak for the brains and the hands behind every creation shown in the runway.
Stars of the Runway
Some of the world’s most beloved designers include Louis Vuitton from France; the Versace siblings, the duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbanawho, Giorgio Armani, and Valentino Garavani from Italy; Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, and Betsey Johnson from the United States (US); and Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, and Stella McCartney from London. They have styled celebrities around the world, are visible in fashion centers worldwide, and continue to start trends that leave the world craving for more. They have likewise expanded to include various products in their respective design houses, to include fragrances, fashion accessories, and home furnishings.
Lauren, for example, is known for the Ralph Lauren and Polo Sport clothing brands, and has come up with catchy designs since he started in the 1970s. His creations have graced the catwalk, the store racks, and the closets of men and women – women love him for his suits designed in the classic men’s style, while men collect his classic short-sleeved shirts with the Polo emblem. Garavani, on the other hand, has dressed Hollywood stars like Julia Roberts and Elizabeth Taylor, and the iconic Jacqueline Kennedy. Belgian and English royalty wear his designs, and he appeared in the 2006 movie “The Devil Wears Prada.”
Shaping the Fashion Scene
Coco Chanel introduced the classic suit and perfume No. 5, while Marc Jacobs designed the first ready-to-wear line from Louis Vuitton. Calvin Klein, on the other hand, launched his signature eyewear and watches, stamping his name and style on conspicuous fashion accessories that add flair to every ensemble. As a result, no longer are these items just functional, these are also stylish.
These designers are giants in the fashion industry. They are hailed for their inventiveness that defined the history of fashion. They have set the standards against which each new generation of stylists and designers are measured. Their masterpieces showcase beauty, functionality, innovativeness, and sophistication, solidifying a portfolio that might as well comprise the bible of the fashion industry.
Those wishing to follow in their footsteps have big shoes to fill. It will not be easy since it is not just about technique; it is also about passion, inspiration, and heart. As Ralph Lauren once said, “I don’t design clothes; I design dreams.”