Liz Claiborne Luggage

October 18, 2008 11:44 PM | Alaskan Photo Tours

Liz Claiborne Luggage

Fashion Designers

Each country has its own dedicated team of fashion designers that not only lead the way in that country’s trends, but also influence the rest of the world in their style and way of wearing items. The primary areas of fashion influence are America and Europe, and these translate to the rest of the world. Italian, French, British and American designers are amongst the best in the world, and their designs are copied slavishly by many others. Leading Italian designers include Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace, Fendi, Gucci, Prada, Moschino, and Missoni. The Italian designers dominate the field of global fashion, but they are joined by French designers, who are almost as important in their influence. French designers include, Chanel, Dior, Jean Paul Gautier, Givenchy, Hermès, Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton, whose names, along with all the other major designers are known throughout the planet, and whose creations adorn the bodies or arms of every celebrity worldwide. No other creators besides fashion designers attain that level of acknowledgement or fame. Even if you do not know what they have made they are famous merely for influencing the styles of generations and for being the creators of one of the most potent aspects of our time, fashion. American and British designers, although not as famous as their Italian or French counterparts, still achieve a high level of recognition and celebrity. British designers of note include Burberry, Ted Baker, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Julien MacDonald, Zandra Rhodes and Mulberry. Their American equivalents are more renowned, but this may be due to the more widespread influence worldwide of American culture. American designers of importance include, Tommy Hilfiger, Liz Claiborne, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan (DKNY), Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Abercrombie and Fitch.

These designers bring out new designs and combinations every season, but they are actually working at the time on clothes for seasons a year or two in advance at any one time. These are closely guarded secrets by the fashion industry, which conveys the power that these individuals and their fashion houses have over society. But it’s not just clothes that designers have control over, but accessories, luggage, makeup, perfume, underwear and most importantly, shoes. These can sometimes be even more prominent than clothes, and footwear designers are among the most highly-paid and most sought-after individuals in the world. A pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes is enough to make even the most put-together woman go a bit crazy! He, along with Jimmy Choo and Gina amongst others, are the designers whose creations can be found pounding, or should that be gracing the pavements of countries worldwide, on the feet of all those with the pocket to afford them. Everyone else just admires them from afar, and has to make do with the high street shoe fashions that are influenced, as high street clothes are, by designers’ styles and designs. The power of the designer is all-encompassing; if they make something fashionable, everyone around the world will be wearing it within a few weeks. Designers know they have this power, and will continue to use it to influence global fashions throughout the eras.

About the Author

Tania Machowska is a former model with experience of catwalk and catalogue modelling. For the past four years she’s been contributing to websites such as, Brussels Model Agency.

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