Oh the French language… So beautiful, yet so difficult to even try to emulate. If you happen to be one of those people who read brand names like Herve Leger and Louis Vuitton exactly the way they are spelt, then you definitely need this handy little guide, with a list of popular fashion labels that are most often pronounced wrongly! You will never pronounce Hermes as though it’s a venereal disease ever again.
The Oprah Winfrey Show featured Christian Louboutin and a collection of his shoes in a show dedicated to “the face behind the name”, Louboutins were on display around the set, with Oprah Winfrey describing the shoes as “pieces of art”.
(Kom Day Gah-sohn)
What began as a side business making costumes for styling assignments in Tokyo in the late sixties has morphed into a $180 million fashion empire with over 200 franchises around the globe.
To the delight of editors, taste-makers, and fierce high-fashionistas, creative director Riccardo Tisci puts his gothic ballerina-urchin stamp on the label’s womenswear, menswear, resort, haute couture, and accessories.
Today the Birkin continues to have the longest waiting list of any luxury accessory—about six years. Hermès also has a complete home line, bed and bath linens, furniture, silverware, crystal and porcelain, office accessories, and baby gifts.
(Zhon Paul Gol-tee-air)
The label’s gender-bending, deconstructed aesthetic, and risqué collaborations—like Madonna’s infamous cone-shaped bra for the 1990 Blonde Ambition tour—gave the designer his “enfant terrible” reputation.
The official supplier of leather goods to the Spanish royal family, this Madrid firm has been crafting supremely elegant accessories since 1846. The brand remains best known for accessories, like sleek, artfully embellished handbags.