Fashion Designer

Fashion Designer

Adeline André

Asked for the secret of her style, Adeline André told Time magazine: “The allure is all in the cut. What counts is the delayed reaction,” i.e. the spectator’s astonishment.

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Damiano Biella

Following Wolfgang Ley’s departure from the operative business, in 2006 the new management of Escada, the luxury label which is located in Munich, appointed Damiano Biella creative director. His emphasis on feminine elegance, deliberately dispensing with exaggerated flamboyance, is putting back the brand into its old stride.

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Igor Chapurin

Chapurin has long been a name in his homeland – he is called the “Russian Armani.” His mixture of modern rich chic, the ethnic, nostalgia, and purism is unique in Russia, but goes down well elsewhere as well.

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Esteban Cortazar

The colours Esteban Cortazar chooses reflect his adopted home, the Sunshine State. The very feminine clothes of chiffon and embroidered silk glow with the bright yellow of sunlight. Their colours are reminiscent of the blue of the ocean or the blushing skin of a peach.

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Maurizio Galante

“I conceive my designs, be they haute couture pieces, a light or a vase, to convey feelings and emotions ... The connection is impor­tant: between myself, the producer of the object, and the person who will see the completed object. Love is the connecting fibre. Love of the craft that is invested in the conception and making of the object.”

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Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix combines the Mediterranean tradition of his home region with feminine elegance, and ethnic influences from all over the world with top-class tailoring. Hippy fashions and the ancien régime, or fin-de-siècle French escapism, all form part of his rich stock of cultural references.

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Karl Lagerfeld

The collaboration with the Nymphenburg porcelain manufactory references Lagerfeld’s work as a costume designer for institutions such as, among others, the Vienna Burgtheater, La Scala in Milan as well as the Salzburg Festival.

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Gustavo Lins

Gustavo Lins approach to designing clothes was strictly architectural, proceeding from two-dimensional sketches to volume. “I construct it, but it is the person with her mind and intelligence and personality who occupies it.”

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Pascal Millet

When Pascal Millet took over as artistic director of Carven in 2001, he was joining one of the pioneers of French haute couture.

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Angela Missoni

In 2003, the porcelain manufacturer Nymphenburg invited the versatile fashion designer to clothe its Corine figurine in a new dress.

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Miuccia Prada

Miuccia Prada’s fashion exists in a global context. The multiple award winning designer detects cultural vibes as a seismograph does an earth tremor, and incorporates them into her work.

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Gareth Pugh

Inflatable balloon dresses, bizarre superhero costumes, Cubist armour – Gareth Pugh’s creations are both unsettling and fascinating.

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Ralph Rucci

Richly decorated ball gowns of silk satin, flowing fur tops, sweatshirts with alligator leather appliqués – Ralph Rucci is always finding new ways of reinterpreting familiar forms.

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Elie Saab

Born in 1964, Elie Saab went to Paris in the early 1980s to study fashion. Within a year he was back in Beirut, founding his own label and workshop.

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Dominique Sirop

Tailoring and serviceability, luxury and simplicity – these are the pillars on which Dominique Sirop con­structed his Parisian couture business. And he seems to have struck exactly the right tone.

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Franck Sorbier

A slender figure with a tile beard and glasses looking like someone from a drawing by New York eccentric Edward Gorey, Sorbier’s style is unique.

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Naoki Takizawa

Naoki Takizawa’s great tailoring skills are never an end in themselves. They are driven by a deep belief in everyday serviceability and wearability.

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Valentino

To this day, you will find the maestro’s flattering silhouettes present at any gathering of stars, crowned heads or high-ranking personalities.

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Viktor & Rolf

They are to fashion what Gilbert & George are to art – two showmen who perfectly complement each other and whose public act is always part of their work. Their motto is 1 + 1 = 3.

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Vivienne Westwood

By incorporating gestures and physical movement in her designs, Westwood gives her fashion a theatrical element.