Who are your favorite designers and why?

  1. For starters:

    Anna Sui - Tops and dresses
    Betsy Johnson - Dresses and accesories
    Theory - Business suits
    DVF - Dresses
    Marc Jacobs - Clothing, shoes, handbags
    Balenciaga - Handbags
    Chloe - Clothing & shoes
    Joe - Jeans
    Frye - Boots
  2. It depends on the collection....

    White button down shirts: Viktor & Rolf, Ralph Lauren, Anne Fontaine, Vivienne Westwood
    Glam dresses: Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Antonio Berardi, Christian Dior, Versace, Missoni, Matthew Williamson
    Tailored dresses: Roland Mouret, Alexander McQueen, Moschino
    Quirky dresses: Marc Jacobs, Marni
    Feminine dresses: Lanvin, Bottega Veneta, J. Mendel, Nina Ricci, Zac Posen, Moschino, Betsey Johnson, Chanel, Louis Vuitton
    Glam tops: Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Blumarine, Doo.Ri, Gucci, Missoni
    Bustiers: Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Tahari
    Coats: Fendi, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry
    Cashmere sweaters: Dolce & Gabbana, Koi, Ports 1961
    Lingerie: La Perla, Agent Provocateur
    Swimwear: La Perla, Eres, Missoni, Rosa Cha
    Blazers: Ralph Lauren, H&M, Dolce & Gabbana
    Jeans: Levi's, Miss Sixty, Dolce & Gabbana (but still searching)
    Interesting pieces: Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Marni, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Sonia Rykiel
    Hats: Philip Treacy
    Pants: Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, GAP (yes one particular style, no longer made, fits me the best!)
    Shoes (in general): Fendi, Christian Louboutin, Christian LaCroix, Puma, Moschino, Gucci, Alexandra Neel, Richard Tyler (haven't seen his shoes in awhile though), Valentino, Tod's (pumps), Dolce & Gabbana
    Daywear (in general): Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren
    Belts: Roberto Cavalli, Bottega Veneta, Gucci
    Classic pencil skirt: Dolce & Gabbana
    Overall look: Ports 1961, Bottega Veneta, J. Mendel, Doo.Ri, Moschino, Chanel, Missoni, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci

    Yes, I love so many designers, not all the time though.

    I omitted some catagories; way too difficult to come up with general favorites!
  3. For overall aesthetic- Prada.

    I don't own a ton of designer clothing so I won't bother listing favorites for individual pieces. The only designer items I really bother with are jeans, shoes, bags and lingerie. The rest of my clothes come from fashion chain stores, and sometimes slightly more upscale but not what I would call "designer" brands (BCBG, Laundry, Theory etc.)
  4. jeans - Paige (perfect fit everywhere)
    suits - Nanette Lepore (the small details she adds make her pieces soo cute!)
    casual tops - Marc by MJ
    fancy tops - Nu collection (they make very fun fancy tops!)
    dresses -d&g (because their smallest size is a 22 and it fits!)
  5. So many...here is what I actually buy:
    casual - James Perse, LaRok, Ella Moss, Trovata, MIKE & CHRIS!
    dressy - Diane von Furstenberg, Nanette Lepore
    jeans - Earnest Sewn, Sass & Bide, True Religion, Taverniti So
    shoes - Marc Jacobs, Dolce Vita
    bags - Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Mulberry, Goldenbleu
    and of course Forever 21 and H & M :yahoo:

    Just to look at - Hanii Y, Zac Posen, Chloe shoes, Chanel bags (hope to buy one in the next year or so...)

    I'll probably post this and think "how could I have forgotten X?" like a thousand times, but whatever.
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