Women’s Fashion – Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Sass and Bide, Valentino
Suave and sophisticated is how one would describe Mr. Lauren. He started his empire in 1967 by designing ties opposite to what was in fashion at the time. He named his line Polo as it is a world of elegance and style which is exactly what he wanted to portray with his items.
Lauren has now expanded his empire into many different areas including men, women’s, children’s, baby and dog clothing as well as home ware designs, sunglasses and perfumes. A first for any designer, you can actually go online and design your own collection by mixing and matching the colours you want and they will make it for you. It is only for a selection of items.
This is another designer who became well known through the Sex and the City series as one of Carrie’s favourite designers. He started his label in Florence in the early 60’s with colourful knitwear creations which were hugely successful and he expanded from there. Almost all he produces is entrusted to licensees including Just Cavalli, his line for the younger market, Roberto Cavalli Underwear, RC Eyewear, RC Timewear, RC Class his knitwear line, RC Casa, RC Perfumes, RC Accessories and RC Shoes just to name a few.
sass & bide
An Australian design duo sass & bide are Sarah-Jane Clarke (Sass) and Heidi Middleton (Bide). Their style is sexy, modern, funky and are most famous for their denim designs.
They started with a stall on London’s Portobello Road and quickly gained a huge underground following which lead to mainstream success where today they showcase their designs twice a year at New York Fashion Week.
Mischa Barton, model Gisele Bundchen, Kate Moss, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan are all stars that have worn their clothes. Their designs have featured in all the top fashion glossies including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Marie Claire.
He is the master of elegance when it comes to his designs and the man himself. When Oprah met him he told her that clothes must make her fell alive when she wears them. This comment affected her so much that she cleaned out her wardrobe and had a huge garage sale with all money going to charity.
Valentino also owns Hugo Boss, M Missoni, Malboro Classics and the Uomo Lebole labels. His women’s and men’s lines both include the couture lines, shoes, bags and accessories. One of his most famous dresses is the black gown with white piping that Julia Roberts wore to the Oscars in 2001.