Men dominate the world of fashion, but many design for both menswear and womenswear. However, let’s not forget about those very few gentlemen who dedicate their designs to just women!
1) Elie Saab
Born: July 4, 1964
He is by far, my favourite designer of all time. The Lebanese fashion designer started out from a very young age, designing and styling for his sisters. At the age of just 18, he had launched his first line in Beirut (I’m 20 and still haven’t managed to launch my first dress, let alone line!) His designs are worn by many famous women now, such as Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Mila Kunis and Julia Roberts. Saab’s designs really embrace femininity whilst the detailed, embellished fabrics give his gowns a classy touch.
Another Lebanese designer who truly grasps the elegance of women in his designs with his use of rich fabrics and effortless gowns. After finishing high school, Murad travelled from Beirut to Paris to study a fashion degree. Shortly after, he made his first appearance on the catwalks of Rome. His line now does couture, ready-to-wear, eyewear and accessories but is looking to expand. Miley Cyrus, Beyonce Knowles, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Kristen Stewart are a few of his customers!
He began by working for Givenchy, Balenciaga and Dior and soon released his own perfume line in 1968. Other than designing for women, he also enjoys drawing. His use of bold, metallic materials is what makes him well known. This is possibly due to his early jewellery work for Givenchy, Dior and Balenciaga.
4) Michael Costello
Nationality: Greek and Italian
Many of you probably haven’t heard of him before, Costello was in Project Runway (season 8) and came fourth and in 2010 he showed his designs at the Mercedez Benz Fashion week. Although he’s a “newbie”, he’s already designed for some big names such as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Celine Dion.
Holland studied at London College of Communication and after graduating, he worked for a couple of teen magazines and in 2008 he launched his fashion line, “House of Holland”. He’s famous for his graphic tees such as one which had ‘I’ll tell you who’s boss, Kate Moss’ written on it. His designs are very urban which give his designs that London edge. Although on his website there is a section for mens underwear, he does only design for women.