Fashion designers are occupying their place as celebrities with their design and their models and clients. The list of top 10 fashion designers in the world is based on the success and fame they earned as a designer. The demand for these designers is getting popular beyond their celebrity clients with a huge following of fashion enthusiasts around the world.
Many of the top leading fashion brands in the world have been started by fashion designers. In this article, we are sharing the top 10 fashion designers in the world that you should know.
The Toronto based fashion designer Sid Neigum is regarded as the most exciting Canadian designer to hit the runway in a long time. He has designed for the likes of celebrities like Lorde, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Coco Rocha, Lady Kitty Spencer, Jennifer Aniston and Jada Pinkett Smith among many others. His signature look is fluid and sharp androgyny and is loved for his works of finely refined craftsmanship and youthful edge involving blurred lines between high and low, edgy and sweet. He has won various awards including the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA’s) Women’s Wear Designer of the Year in 2019.
The London-born Stella McCartney is one of Britain’s hottest celebrity designers. As a lifelong vegetarian, she doesn’t use leather or fur in her designs. She is the designer of Team GB and ParalympicsGB kits for the 2012 and 2016 games. She owns her flagship store at Bruton Street and Fulham Road in London that offers a relaxed shopping experience. Her collections include women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, lingerie, eyewear, fragrance, kid’s collection and Adidas by Stella McCartney. She has received various awards including the VH1/Vogue Designer of the Year award in 2000 in New York.
The Spanish designer established his name in the fashion world by becoming the first Spanish designer to launch an eponymous label in the 1980s. He describes his signature collection of classic, elegant and wearable wrinkle designs by the slogan that echoes eternal in the fashion of Spain ‘wrinkles are beautiful’. The natural essence in his collection proposes clothing as a second skin. The designer believes in the design philosophy based on sobriety and freedom. His label was the first fashion brand in Spain to enter the stock market. His collections have been featured by models like Patrick Petitjean and Stella Tennant, who are noted for their personality and gesture.
The most glamorous Australian designer has a magnificent collection of jewelled corsets, dramatic gowns and sexy sheaths that have won hearts in the red carpet. Alex Perry is regarded as Australia’s premier couturier and one of the best fashion designers in the country. He graduated from the prestigious East Sydney Fashion Design Studio in 1984. His highly anticipated collections have been worn by celebrities including Megan Gale, Jackie O, Gigi Hadid, Natalie Portman, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna. His trademark collection with intricate details has an ever-increasing demand globally. Models like Linda Evangelista, Alessandra Ambrosio, Megan Gale, Miranda Kerr, Alyssa Sutherland, Nicole Trunfio and Lily Cole have become the image of his brands in runway shows.
One of the top fashion designers in Japan, Hanae Mori has designed couture to the likes of Princess Grace of Monaco and Crown Princess Masako of Japan. Mori’s collection comes with a signature design inspiration is the butterfly. Her collection includes shoes, stockings, gloves, ties, belts, handbags, umbrellas, sunglasses, aprons, carpets, and lacquerware and a range of fragrances, including Hanae Mori and Hanae Mori Butterfly. She is one of the only two Japanese women to present her collections in the Paris and New York fashion weeks, and the first Asian woman to be selected as an official haute couture design house by the French Federation of Fashion and Ready-to-Wear Couturiers and Fashion Designers.
This American fashion designer born to a non-observant Jewish family is a regular showstopper at the New York Fashion Week every season with his stunning collections. He is one of the top fashion designers in the world and was the creative director of the French fashion house Louis Vuitton, before launching the luxury brand Marc Jacobs in 1984. He was the youngest designer ever to receive CFDA’s Perry Ellis Awards in 1992. Marc who is one of the world famous fashion designers has his brand featured by popular elebrities like Miley Cyrus and Jessica Lange.
The Indian designer has his designs influenced by his roots and heritage, especially from the scenic views of Kolkata. The winner of Femina British Council’s Most Outstanding Young Designer of India Award in 2001, Sabyasachi believes design as the personalized imperfection of the human hand”. His collections are regarded as an international styling with an Indian soul with a fusion of styles, patchworks with embellishments of unusual fabrics, texturing and detailing of vibrant colours. Sabyasachi who is one of the famous international fashion designers from India has collaborated with the French luxury footwear and fashion designer Christian Louboutin for the Autumn-Winter 2015 collection at Amazon India Couture Week (AICW).
The Irish designer and the founder of the British fashion label JW Anderson is known for his collaboration with fashion retailer Topshop in featuring clothing and accessories ranging from mini-kilts, paisley prints, Halloween motifs, iPhone cases and Rubik cubes. He was the creative director of Spanish luxury house, LOEWE before launching JW Anderson. Anderson’s design aesthetics stands out with a conscious blend between menswear and women’s wear elements. His collection mostly is thought-provoking silhouettes that offer a modern interpretation of masculinity and femininity.
The German fashion designer believes in the design philosophy of highest standards of quality, luxurious materials, a fresh approach to knitwear and laid-back, subtle patterns. Antonia who is one of the world famous designers from Germany is popular for her cashmere label Antonia Zander originally founded by her mother in the early 1980s. Her collections are loved by sophisticated bohemians, hippies and modern nomads. Her globally famous “Triangolo Camoscio” collection, a large triangular cashmere scarf with long, hand-punched leather fringes, is regarded as the “IT-piece” of the fashion design world.
The Korean designer reflects her extensive experiences as a designer with a collection of women’s wear, men’s wear, children’s wear, textile, and accessories under the label EENK launched in 2015. The designer has an unmistakable taste of classic vintage sensibility for presenting unexpected and unconventional colours to fashion, through her label. She brings designs across from fashion to art to lifestyle with her never-ending curiosity, passion and challenge for new adventures. She is famous for the ‘The Letter Project’ collection that presents unique design items with keywords designated for each alphabet letter from A to Z. She aims to bring collectables instead of disposables into the client’s wardrobe in an age of fast fashion and endless cycles of trends.