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  • Pierre Garroudi since 1986 USA women's wear
    the Iranian born, self-taught, New York-based designer.Garroudi spent his formative years in Paris and proceeded to the Fashion Institute of Technology where he studied fashion and business.
  • Elaine Coyne Galleries
  • Givenchy
  • france
  • Jean Paul Gaultier
  • Genny
  • Gant a men's and women's fashion brand established in 1949.
  • Ghost
  • by Tanja Sarne UK
    Ghost is created by women for women.
  • Geoffrey B. Small
  • Gianfranco Ferre
  • Glamer
  • Milano
  • George Gross
  • Glamer
  • milano
  • GAP
  • Gotcha

  • sports wear
  • Girl Shop

  • Girlshop is your dream come true. We bring downtown New York fashion designers
  • Gloverall
  • england
    duffle coats brand
  • Gucci

  • Gramicci
  • outdoor brand
  • Griffin since 1995 frande
    Griffin is not Fashion but a creative design force. They value authenticity and have utilitarian inclinations combining elements of militarism, combat and sportswear.
  • Rive Gauche

  • Hubert Givenchy French, 1927-
    was born in Beauvais, France and studied at ?cole des Beaux Arts. By age 17, Givenchy worked for couturier Jacques Fath then later with Robert Piguet and Lucien Lelong in Paris. His last internship was spent with Elsa Schiaparelli where he designed separates for her boutique. Givenchy opened his own house in February 1952 near his mentor Balenciaga. His early work gained much recognition. When Balenciaga retired, many of his workroom people went to the House of Givenchy as well as many of Balenciaga's most loyal clients. Givenchy designed for Audrey Hepburn both on screen and off and his clientele includes some of the most notable women of the 20th century. His clothes are noted for their superb craftmanship and refined elegance. In addition to maintaining one of the most profitable couture houses for four decades, Givenchy also had his Novelle Boutique ready-to-wear in world-wide distribution along with other licensing contracts. Hubert Givenchy made the decision to present his last collection in 1994.
  • Old Navy Clothing
  • Oscar de la Renta

  • oky-coky
  • Spain
  • Todd Oldham
  • U.S.A
  • OshKosh B'Gosh
  • Oilily
  • oxygen
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • American, 1932-
    was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and later continued his art education in Madrid, Spain. His first professional work was as an illustrator for Balenciaga's couture house EISA in Madrid where he worked for six months. In 1961, Spanish designer Antonio Castillo brought de la Renta to Paris as his assistant at Lanvin-Castillo. Two years later de la Renta followed Castillo to New York in 1963 to work for Elizabeth Arden Couture and ready-to-wear. In 1965 Oscar de la Renta and Jane Derby formed a partnership that evolved into the present Oscar de la Renta company. By 1968, Oscar de la Renta won rave reviews for his Russian and gypsy inspired creations and his work has recieved accolades throughout his career. Oscar de la Renta continued throughout the seventies with three main divisions from a less expensive range to a very high end couture. In addition to his own label, de la Renta has also designed for the Pierre Balmain couture label in Paris. Oscar de la Renta's international clients are some of the most elegant and glamourous women in the world.
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  • Angel Sanchez

  • French Women Shoe and Handbag Company
  • Paul Smith
  • John Smedley

  • Earth Speaks

  • Savane
  • italy
  • Sinequanone

  • Karen Savage
  • UK
  • Kelly SPARKS
  • Geoffrey B. Small
  • Sisley
  • itly
  • Olivier STRELLI
  • since 1974 beleguim
    women's wear
  • Suits Me
  • South Florida
  • State of Art
  • Netherlands Mens
  • Stone Island

  • Yves Saint Laurent

  • Jil Sander

  • Heidemarie Jiline Sander was born in 1943 in Wesselburen/ Dithmarschen in Northern Germany. After her graduation from a school of textile engineering and two years in the United States, she began working as an editor for fashion magazines in 1963. She opened up her first boutique in 1968, in Hamburg. By then she designed a collection for the chemical company Hoechst using their Trevira fabrics. The first collection under her own label hit the market in 1973.

    Her designs are often compared with the Bauhaus architecture of the 1920s. Jil Sander herself refers to her stubborn character, when explaining why she notoriously returns to simple lines in cut and a highly sophistcated choice in fabric. Early on, Jil Sander enriched her collection by offering mostly coordinates, so that pieces could be combined freely. The delicacy of the colors, fabrics, and shapes Jil Sander chooses is aimed at women who prefer a distinguished and fitting look in every situation. These modern, self-confident women look for subtlety and elegence in their appearence. Thus, the collections of Jil Sander avoid loud colors, are spartan in print, and are economical in the use of accessories.

    Jil Sander controls most of her business herself. She is fully involved in the design process, starting with the choice of fabric, up to the quality control of the finished garments. She also surveys the marketing of her products tightly. The fact that she outlined the design of her own stores up to every little detail caught much attention in the press recently. There are strict rules for the behavior of the personnel, up to the exact positioning of each salesperson in the boutique.

    For some years now, frequent announcements of the introduction of a men's wear collection have been accompanied by a postponement shortly afterwards. In the early nineties, the head of design of the German men's wear company BOSS, Werner Baldessarini, was asked to support Ms. Sander in establishing a men's line. Baldessarini's leaving BOSS was eventually prevented by offering him a seat on the board of BOSS, in a addition to his own high-fashion design line, now selling under the Baldessarini by Hugo Boss label. In May 1996, Jil Sander announced the men's collection again, this time for 1997(our picture shows Jil Sander with the model Nadja Auermann).

    In 1996, the company claimed 54 boutiques exclusively devoted to Jil Sander. 7 of those (6 in Germany) are company owned stores, including the flagship-store in Paris, which opened in 1993. Jil Sander plans to pursue a strong expansion policy in North America for 1996 which reflects the great success in this market. Therefore, the number shop-in-shops has been increased to 32. Several new ones have been opened, including a large boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue in Philadelphia. To achieve her expansion plans, Jil Sander founded a separate division handling the North and South America business, and one also for the booming Italian market. In Asia, Jil Sander has also set up several franchise stores. The stores planned for London, Zurich, Long Island, Osaka, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Seoul will all be designed in the same mode of the Paris flagship store.

    Production/ Licences
    Jil Sander clothes are produced in Itlay and Germany. Licensed products include Jil Sander Eyewear, Jil Sander Leather, and JS Cosmetics. Eyewear is now produced under license by the French eyewear designer Alain Mikli. Jil Sander is already thinking about new products to be licensed, like underwear, socks, and ties.

    Copyright c 1996, Jost Krebs,


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