How To Pronounce Designer Names: Part Deux

Courtesy of the staff at Harper’s Bazaar:


A Détacher
: ah day-tah-shay

Acne: ahk-nay

Alber Elbaz: ahl-bear el-bahz

Alexandre Vauthier: ah-lex-ahn-der voh-tee-ay

Andrew Gnan-drew jin

Anya Hindmarch: ahn-yuh hind-marsh

Aquilano Rimondi: ah-kwi-lahn-doh rim-ohn-dee

Behnaz Sarafpour: ben-ahz sar-uh-for

Bibhu Mohapatrabee-booh mo-ahh-pat-rah

Bouchra Jarrarboo-shra jahr-arr

Burberry Prorsum: burr-behr-ee prohr-sum

Carven: cahr-vehn

Costella Tagliapietracoh-stell-oh tag-lee-ah-pee-ay-troh

Cushnie et Ochs: cuh-sh-nee eht ocks

Elie Saabee-lee sahb

Emanuel Ungaro: ee-man-you-el oon-gar-oh

Erdem Moragliouair-dem more-ah-glee-uh

Ermenegildo Zegnaehr-men-e-jil-doh zayn-yah

Etro: eht-ro

Guillame Henry: gee-ohm ahn-ree

Hedi Slimane: ed-ee slim-ahn

Issa: ee-sah

Issey Miyake: ee-say mee-ah-kay

Kirna Zabête: keer-nah zah-bet

Maiyet: may-et

Maje: mahj

Nicholas Ghesquière: nee-coh-la guess-k-yair

Ralph Lauren: ralf lor-en

Rei Kawakuboray cow-uh-kooh-bo

Sacai: suh-kai

Schiaparelli: skyap-uh-rell-ee

Thierry Muglertee-air-ee mu-glare

TSE: say

Ulyana Sergeenko: uhl-yahn-uh s-air-jane-koh

Vika Gazinskaya: vee-kah gahv-in-skee-yah

Vionnet: vee-oh-nay

Yigal Azrouël: yig-ahl ahz-roo-el

F/W 2014 NYFW — Richard Chai

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Now that I’m a full-timer at Andrew Marc, I was able to go to our 2nd-ever runway show this past week because we still have an ongoing collaboration with Richard Chai. Though our outerwear garments were only a fraction of the show, they stole the show yet again. In case you’re a little curious as to what our Spring styles look like under Richard’s creative direction they’re up on our site now…droolworthy, no?

Anywho, the show as a whole was interesting. I preferred the Spring show—it was more focused, concise, and all of the pieces worked well together as a whole collection. Richard’s Fall show seemed a bit more scatter-brained. Always working off of his preference for grunge, he had an interesting combination of florals, plaids, and stripes, all styled in his typical fashion: L  A  Y  E  R  E  D. I had more fun this time because I was able to score a seat, though it was SO much more difficult for photos…because everyone around me was doing the same thing, but the bright side: my feet were saved.
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My favorite part of fashion week is watching the people outside Lincoln Center walking into the shows. There are always the peacocks who dress as obnoxiously as they can, those who dress chicly and try to avoid the photographers, and the bloggers who are dressed in head-to-toe borrowed items to favor the brands who sponsor them. This time I rocked a vintage Giorgio Armani blazer with Earnest Sewn black skinny jeans, my Pelle Moda rocker booties again, a croc-embossed black Furla bag, all topped with an Andrew Marc Fall 2013 style.
F.W 2014 NYFW outisde Lincoln Center

How to Pronounce Designer Names 101

Just in time for the start of #NYFW, the staff at Harper’s Bazaar was kind enough to compile an introductory list of designer names that the average person may have a tough time pronouncing…whose show am I watching again??

Anna Sui: anna swee

Ann Demeulemeester: ann de-mule-eh-meester

Azzedine Alaia: azz-eh-deen ah-lie-ah

Badgley Mischka: badge-lee meesh-kah

Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah

Balmain: bahl-mahhhhn

Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta

Christian Lacroix: christian luh-kwa

Christian Louboutin: christian loo-boo-tan

Comme des Garçons: comb dey gah-sown

Dolce & Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana

Dries Van Noten: drees van know-ten

Gareth Pugh: gareth pew

Giambattista Valli: gee-am-bah-tease-ta vah-lee

Gianfranco Ferre: gee-ahn-franco feh-ray

Givenchy: zjee-von-shee

Hermès: er-mez

Hervé Léger: air-vay lay-jah

Hussein Chalayan: hoo-sane sha-lion

Issey Miyake: iss-ee mee-yah-key

Jean Paul Gaultier: zhon paul go-tee-ay

Junya Watanabe: jun-yah wat-an-ah-bey

Kinder Aggugini: kinder ag-ooh-gee-nee

Lanvin: lahn-vahn

Loewe: loh-wev-eh

Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-tahn

L’Wren Scott: la-ren scott

Maison Martin Margiela: may-sohn martin mar-jhell-ah

Marchesa: mar-kay-sah

Mary Katrantzou: mary cat-trant-zoo

Miu Miu: mew-mew

Monique Lhuillier: monique le-hu-lee-ay

Moschino: mos-key-no

Olivier Theyskens: oh-liv-ee-ay tay-skins

Proenza Schouler: pro-en-zuh skool-er

Rochas: row-shahs

Rodarte: row-dar-tay

Roksanda Ilincic: roksanda ill-in-chik

Salvatore Ferragamo: sal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh

Sonia Rykiel: sewn-yah ree-key-el

Thakoon: tah-koon

Versace: vur-sah-chee

Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lau-ron

Yohji Yamamoto: yoh-jee yam-ah-mo-to