"Who is your favorite designer?" For as long as I have been interested in fashion, I have recieved this question over and over again. The answer continues to baffle me, for it changes almost daily. How could you pick just one when there are millions out there, all with different styles? So, to answer this question (for the time being), I've decided to list a few of my current favorites right here on my blog. In no particular order, here goes!
1. Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang has always been a favorite of mine. His looks, seen almost everywhere, never fail to inspire me. Known for his signature "model-off-duty" style, Wang continues to please everyone with his unique look on the world of fashion. Below are a few of my current favorites from Alexander Wang! (Please click to make the collage bigger!) a. Black Silk Baggy Drop Crop Pants - $425 ; b. "Silk" Jacket - $425 ; c. Silk Crepe Vest Dress - $695 ; d. Silk Tie Pocket Skirt - $395 ; e. Silk Skirt - $445 ; f. Wool/Silk Combo Vest - $455 ; g. Black Satin and Grey Silk Dress - $632 ; h. Silk Short - $385 ; i. Suede Slouchy Tank - $760 ; j. One Shoulder Dress - $795
2. Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen's shocking designs have mesmerized me from the first time I saw one of his suits. I consider him not a fashion designer, but rather an artist. In the world of fashion, McQueen is known for his unconventional runway shows. Below are a few of my current favorites from the legendary Alexander McQueen. (Please click to make collage bigger!) a. Skeleton-Print Lycra Leggings - $975 ; b. Skirt - $650 ; c. Ombré Fringed Dress - $9,095 ; d. Short Dress - $1,290 ; e. Cutout Patent Leather Belt - $825 ; f. Feather Scarf Mini Dress - $343.50 ; g. Zig Zag Zipper Sweater - $428 ; h. Modified Harem Pant - $464
3. 3.1 Phillip Lim
You will never fail to see the latest and trendiest designs from Phillip Lim. His ambitious and risk-taking collections have fascinated many well-known people, such as Nicole Phelps of Vogue magazine. Personally, I love his pieces with zippered accents. He really knows how to make a statement! Look below for a few of my current favorites from 3.1 Phillip Lim. (Please click to make collage bigger!) a. Sleeveless Silk Romper - $525 ; b. Asymmetrical Drape Silk Top - $275 ; c. Lace Up Gathered Skirt - $395 ; d. Origami Skirt - $375 ; e. Oversize Popover Cardigan - $525 ; f. Winding Zipper Dress - $895 ; g. Bow Coat - $675 ; h. Silk Chiffon Striped Dress - $475 ; i. Zipper Ruffle Skirt - $675
4. Yves Saint Laurent
Ah, of course. How could I fail to include the wonderful YSL? Here's a piece of trivia for you. Did you know that Saint Laurent was the first designer ever to use black models in his runway shows? That's right. Yves Saint Laurent has revolutionized the world of fashion in many ways. His edgy designs have always left me begging for more. Below are a few of my current favorite YSL pieces. (Please click to make collage bigger!) a. Leopard-Print Silk Dress - $2,250 ; b. Silk Poplin Piped Bustier - $1,150, Silk Poplin Asymmetric Silk Poplin Skirt - $2,170 ; c. Cage Platform Sandals - $995 ; d. Cage Ankle Boots - $1,290 ; e. Cage Boot - $1,590 ; f. Patent Cage Belt - $495 ; g. Glass Pearl Necklace - $1,495 ; h. Oval Ring - $195
By the way: I know my collages would easily win "The Worst Collages of the Year" award ... I got really lazy. Plus, it's the thought that counts, right?! So, who is your favorite designer? I would love to know! Please leave me a comment letting me know ... I'll probably graph the results and share them with you next post.