Fashion Designers That Inspire Your Style

New York Fashion Week is only a couple of weeks away and it brings to mind that Fashion is more than just clothes on a rack or the latest look on a red carpet. It all goes back to the heart of the matter which is the fashion designer. There is no question that the industry and concept of designing clothes has changed and the longevity of a designer at a fashion house has also diminished. We live in a world where you can walk into a store and find designs by American iconic designer Calvin Klein but stumble upon designs by celebrities and reality stars.That however is a whole other chapter. Today we focus on authentic talent and designers that have made a true impact on style and left a mark in the pages of fashion history and have won the admiration of so many.

There was a time when Fashion Designers revolutionized the industry with an item or collection that could change history. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel gave us the little black dress, Yves Saint Laurent invented the first women’s tuxedo and Christian Dior’s first collection was considered in fashion as the “new look”. It’s tough to compete with so many iconic designers. Today we have an array of new talent that is making its way to become legends of their own time, more than likely in a different way then what we knew decades ago. With social media and the internet fashion designers today are dealing with a whole new ball game. Still we look back and can’t help but admire the classics because there lies a strong foundation. Then you add the imagination, technique and creativity and there you have a new point of view. So many iconic men and woman have made fashion exciting for us. 

So One Style at a Time readers, who are your legends of Fashion? Which fashion designers past or present inspire your style? If you had the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with ONE designer who would that be? So go ahead Fashionistas and drop us a comment below. We always appreciate your feedback. 

Coco Chanel

Christian Dior

Oscar de la Renta

Gianni Versace

Alexander McQueen

Zac Posen