DESIGN - 5 Fashion Designers of the 21st Century that took the Fashion World by Storm

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.

Coco Chanel

When we talk about fashion designers, we just have to talk about Coco Chanel. Coco was the original fashionista that finally pummeled the 'age of corsets' to death along with frills, constraints and hobble skirts. Fond of sports, she introduced clothing lines for women that were sportive and youthful. She was the fashion designer to introduce the traditional sailor staples such as crewneck sweaters, horizontal striped shirt, bell-bottom pants and espadrille shoes. And she was the one to introduce ‘perfumes’ to the world of fashion.

Fluid jersey suits, Slavic influenced designs, the trademark Chanel tweed suit, and the must-have little black dress are some of the Chanel's legacies that are still favorites among the chic girls today.
Fortunately, there is no dearth of highly talented and creative fashion designs today that are committed to keep alive the Beauty and Glamour in our lives:

Pierre Cardin

It is not a wonder that this 93-year old Italian-turned-French fashion designer is famous for his new and experimental designs - especially the Space Age designs. Pierre was the first couturier in Paris and also the one to turn Japan into the high-fashion market by himself.

It is quite clear that he simply loves geometric shapes and motifs and is one of the most celebrated designers in the unisex fashion range. Cardin was the one to create 'the bubble dress' in 1954! His fetish for 'bubbles' also found expression in the iconic Bubble House (La Palais Bulles) which was designed for him by the architect Antti Lovag.

Tory Burch

Born in 1966, Tory Burch is an American fashion design who has been listed among the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World in 2015 by the famous Forbes magazine. She launched her fashion label in 2004. Oprah Winfrey endorsed her line on her show in 2005, which earned her international fame almost overnight.

Tory is mostly famous for her preppy-boho and preppy-bohemian luxe fashion style that are versatile and easy to wear. Tory Burch Fashions is very popular in women of all ages for its colors, prints and designs inspired by 1960s and 1970s.

Christian Lacroix

64-year old French fashion designer, Christian Marie Marc Lacroix is known for opulent and fantasy creations. He was the one to come up with low décolleté necklines and rose prints that are still popular to this day as well as short puffball skirts. His designs were inspired by folklores, references from different parts of the world, experimental fabrics, fashion history (such as corsets and crinolines), hot colours of the Mediterranean, and experimental fabrics.

Christian Lacroix has a theatrical style and has designed many dresses for Hollywood stars. He was one of the favorites of Edina Monsoon (of 'Absolutely Fabulous' fame) and designed Christina Aguilera's wedding dress too.

Ryan Jude Novelline

Prince Charming of avant-garde and eco fashion collections, Ryan Novelline is known for eclectic designs. He is famous for his dresses like an aquamarine and topaz Swarovski crystal-embellished gown which was made from repurposed hotel curtains, and the Golden Book Good which was made from hundreds of recycled 'Little Golden Books' sewn together with metallic gold thread with a bodice made from the foil spines of the books. The latter was praised by Tommy Hilfiger as 'amazing' and was awarded as the 'Most Creative' fashion design of 2011 by Ecotuerre.

Mary Quant

Welsh fashion designer and a British fashion icon, Mary Quant is associated with the 1960s Mod and youth fashion movements in London. She is credited with creating the much-beloved mini skirt and the hot pants. Her short shift dresses in vibrant colours, worn with fun printed tights, have been a fashion statement for decades. Her playful simple clothes target the young who would like to wear something in which they can easily run and jump.

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