Yasmeen
Amman, October 7, 2018
by Yasmeen Shawwa

How to Pronounce 65 Designer Names And Put An End To Perplexity


Learning how to pronounce designer names is hard! When it comes to fashion, we are surrounded by a fair amount of oh-so-confusing-designers-and-label names… I personally used to avoid any conversation that might even have the slightest possibilty of mentioning Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere.. I mean seriously, nee-ko-la jes-ke-air , even the so assumed easy-to-sound-out, generously detailed phonetic pronunciation attempt proves to be severely strenuous!! Mind you, it’s with a soft ‘j’..




Bottom line, we feel you.. No matter how passionate you are about fashion, sometimes a roomful of fashion lovers can create a massacre out of some designer names so you’re not alone! Don't feel bad. To help wrap up fashion week in the most decent of ways, we feel that we owe it to the brilliant talents behind the runways to correctly pronounce their namesake brands..In order to help you never fake your way around verbalizing Demna Gvasalia ( deem-nah vas-ah-liyah), ugh, we've rounded up a comprehensive list of designer names behind the biggest fashion brands out there, with detailed phonetic pronunciations below.


Alessandro Michele || Creative Director || Gucci

a-lay-san-dro me-kay-lay


Alexandre Vauthier

aleks-andr vau-tee-aye


Ann Demeulemeester

ann de-mule-eh-meester


Anthony Vaccarello || Creative Director || Saint Laurent Paris

an-to-nee vah-kah-reh-lo


Carin Rodebjer || Founder and Creative Director || Rodebjer

kaar-in ro-duh-beer


Christophe Lemaire || Founder and Designer || Lemaire and artistic director || Uniqlo U

kree-stoff le-mair


Christopher De Vos || Designer and Partner || Peter Pilotto

kris-tuh-fer de-voes


Consuelo Castiglioni || Creative Director || Marni

con-sway-lo cas-tig-lee-oh-nee


Demna Gvasalia || Creative Director || Balenciaga and Head Designer || Vetements

(veht-mohn) , deem-nah vas-ah-liyah


Duro Olowu

dure-oh o-low-woo


Erdem Moralioglu || Designer || Erdem

er- dem , moralee-oh-glue


Ermanno Scervino

err-mah-no sher-vee-no


Fausto Puglisi

fao-sto poo-yee-zee


Guo Pei

gwo-pay


Haider Ackermann

ay-der ak-er-man


Hedi Slimane || Former Creative Director || Saint Laurent Paris

ed-ee slim-ahn


Huishan Zhang

hway-shan tzahng


Hussein Chalayan

hu-se-in cha-la-yan


Jonathan Simkhai

jon-a-thon sim-ky (like "eye")


Maria Grazia Chiuri || Creative Director || C

maria grah-tzia key-yuri


Markus Lupfer

mar-kus lupp-fur (as in "up" and fur, like, "animal fur")


Marta Marques || Co-Founder, Marques'Almeida

mar-ta mar-kes


Mary Katrantzou

mar-ee ka-tran-zoo


Alexis Mabille, Alexi-Mabeel

Jacquemus, ja-keh-muhs


Ouai

way


Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski || Creative Director || Hermès

nah-dej van-hee sy-bool-ski


Nicolas Ghesquière || Artistic Director of Women's Collections || Louis Vuitton

nee-ko-la jes-ke-air (with a soft "j")


Olivier Rousteing || Creative Director || Balmain

oh-liv-ee-aye rhoos-tain


Paulo Almeida || Co-Founder || Marques'Almeida

pow-lo al-may-da


Phoebe Philo || Creative Director || Céline

fee-bee file-oh


Pierpaolo Piccioli || Creative Director || Valentino

pier-paolo pea-shioli


Prabal Gurung

prah-bull (like "trouble") goo-roong


Raf Simons || Chief Creative Officer || Calvin Klein

rauf see-mon-s


Riccardo Tisci || Creative Director || Givenchy

rik-ar-do tish-ee


Robert Tagliapietra || Designer and Co-Founder || now-closed Costello Tagliapietra and recently launched JCRT

ro-bert tag-lee-ya-pee-ay-tra


Roksanda Ilincic || Designer and Founder || Roksanda

rock-sand-a ill-in-chich


Simone Rocha

see-mone ro-sha


Tadashi Shoji

ta-da-shee sho-jee


Thakoon Panichgul || Designer and Founder || Thakoon

tah-koon pah-nich-gull


Thea Bregazzi || Designer and Co-Founder || Preen

thee-ah bru-gahz-ee


Timo Weiland || Designer and Co-Founder || Timo Weiland

tee-mo why-land


Ulyana Sergeenko

uhl-yahn-uh se-air-jane-koh


Veronique Branquinho

ver-on-neek brahn-kin-oh


Vika Gazinskaya

vee-kah gahv-in-skee-yah


Yigal Azrouël

yee-gal ahz-roo-el


Maje

maaj


Leofller Randall

Lef-ler randall


Loewe

low-eh-ve


Silvia Tcherassi

salvia tsherazzy


Renee Caovilla

ray-nay cow-villa


Chiara Ferragni

Kee-arah Fare-ah-nee


Sies Marjan

Sees (second ’s’ sounds like a ‘c’) Mar-jan (the ‘r’ is in French accent)


Emilia Wickstead

Emilia Wik-sted


Adam Lippes

Adam lip-uhs


Baja East

bah-ha eest


Cedric Charlier

sed-rick shar-li-yay


Courrèges

koor-ahj


Monse

mon-say


Rosie Assoulin

row-see ah-soo-lin


Johanna Ortiz

jo-ah-nah or-teez


Rhié

ree


Sacai

suh-kai


Kaelen

kay-lin


Vetements

vet-mohn


Yeezy

yeezi



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Oct 7, 2018