Monday, July 18, 2011

Fashion.Cities: London

Last Month, I traveled to London for business. It was the first time I got to travel to this amazing city. As a fashion lover, I was extremely excited to visit this great fashionable and trendsetting city, especially since London is known as one of the avant-garde capital fashion and design cities of the world. In my mind, I had many Posts already written for my blog, as well as many ideas and things I wanted to discover and take pictures of. However, since my visit was very short, and concentrated on the work I had to do there, I wasn't able to fully grasp everything I thought of for my blog, nor take any pictures. Therefore, I thought I would present a few London and/or UK-based designers/brands to you guys instead. I am sure you know many of them already, but it is important to showcase their impressive contribution to fashion.

Here are My.Top.10.British.Designers.or.Brands:

1-Alexander McQueen (Creative.Director: Sarah.Burton)

2-John Galliano

3-Burberry Prorsum (Creative.Director: Christoper.Bailey)

4-Stella McCartney

5-Phoebe Philo (

6-Vivienne Westwood

7-Gareth Pugh

8-Mulberry (Creative.Director: Emma.Hill)

9-Christopher Kane

10-Marchesa (Creative.Directors: Karen.Craig.&.Georgina.Cha


11-Jenny Packham

12-Jonathan Saunders

13-Paul Smith

14-Nicholas Kirkwood

15-Charlotte Olympia

16-Julien MacDonald

17-Giles Deacon

18-Matthew Williamson

19-Thom Browne

20-Temperley London

And the list goes on and on as many more designers are making waves on the international scene. As you can see, London has a great pool of amazingly talented designers and established brands and fashion houses that compete in the luxury brand category in fashion. The aesthetic of London fashion is a mix of British bourgeoisie mixed with vintage inspiration and eclectic punk rebellion and avant-garde fashion. What a mix, but that is London for you, a beautiful and intriguing melange that is not seen anywhere else! I can't wait to go back already!

What are your favorites London-based (or UK-based) designers?


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