Creativity is something that is innate. It is like a form of art, something that does not only need imagination but also to make it look that perfect as the imagination, it needs proper execution. Without the imagination, this world would just be a concrete world with nothing but machines in the form of flesh and blood working to make their ends meet. Any art form is complete with colors, they put lives to the art and who better knows this than the fashion designers? Fashion is not about skinny girls and men with their chiseled body running about on ramps, but it is the showcasing of the art that the designers put their heart and soul on. Now, who are the top 10 designers, we dig? Here is the list of those fabulous peoples who is the inspiration for all and who have transformed the lives of many by providing their art in the form of clothes:
10. TOM FORD
Talking of art, this man is not just a designer but a movie maker as well. Tom Ford is the man with great powers. Being the creative director for GUCCI, he is the one man who had put back the glamour that was lacking from the fashion world. With his blooming ideas of skinny satin shirts and car finish metallic boots, he made his way all to the top by his own and finally being the creative director to YSL as well, when GUCCI had acquired the house. A man with such great ideas, he is now the owner of his own line that consists of not just extremely fashionable and one of kind clothes but eye-wear and a beauty line as well.
9. MARC JACOBS
A stock boy of 15 in a now defunct clothing boutique, Marc Jacobs made his mark with his extraordinary talent in the mid 80’s launching his own line, boring his name, just to be one of the most famous designers of the recent times. Over 60 countries, his retail stores number to 285 in 2013 and that includes both the lines, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Marc Jacobs Collection. Working with the big name as Louis Vuitton, Marc has turned heads with his designing and made LV a fashion power house from just being a luggage firm.
8. CALVIN KLEIN
With just a coat shop and high hopes and lots of knowledge in art, Calvin Klein appeared on Vogue for the first time in 1968 and there was no turning back. From having sportswear, classic blazers and lingerie to his women’s collection, he extended his work with underwear for men and with that he became a statement, rather the brand did.
7. RALPH LAUREN
Being the 162nd richest man of the world, as of September 2012, as predicted by the Forbes, Ralph Lauren is just not a man with money. He is the man with the fashion sense that is beyond the ability of any person. A necktie seller, that was named as ‘POLO’ Ralph Lauren had found his passion. His men’s wear is a piece of art and the women’s line produced in the cut of the men’s suits is something that portrays the equality between the two sexes, in its own words. In 1972, he had launched for the very first time POLO’s most talked about short sleeved pique shirt and as well as his first women collection, making it a big hit.
6. DONATELLA VERSACE
Planning to work as in the field of Public Relation for her brother Giovanni (Gianni), Donatella Versace found her line of career in being the icon of fashion designing. Donatella had launched her own fragrance in 2001 naming it Versace Women and took her brand from just being a clothing line to creating fashion accessories, home furnishing, hotels and so on, changing the entire outlook of the company to a lifestyle brand. This is the most renowned brand that has inspired women from all fields.
5. COCO CHANEL
Chanel is the ultimate dream of every woman. To become a lady from just a girl, one transforms her dressing sense and plunges deep into the inspirations Chanel has to offer. With the invention of the little black dresses and suits for women, Chanel is the brand that became the inspiration the world. It is the timeless design that has found its way till today and is worshiped by people from all over the worlds. Starting her career, as a hat seller, Chanel found her place in the fashion world. Later she had invented the perfume with her own name, Chanel no. 5 proving it to be a landmark in her career. And then came the collarless suit with a fitted skirt and of course the revolutionary “little black dress” that has been and still is the reason for million to turn head.
4. VALENTINO GARAVANI
A man with many visions, yes Valentino can be called so. He mixes what he gets and yet creates something that is ageless and a piece to be admired. The brand speaks of being classy and is a part of legend. Famous personality owes a lot to this brand for making them look this much appealing in front of the world. Valentino, before retiring had left his final mark to the fashion world by presenting his spring/summer 2008 ready-to-wear show in Paris, which was supported by many famous models of the time.
3. CHRISTIAN DIOR
Dior is the ultimate in the fashion world. It is the name that one has to have or else it’s a disgrace to his/ her living. Work of Dior is the celebration of art, culture and fashion. It is a fiesta and the man who made it possible was a legend in every true sense of the work. Creating the shapes and silhouettes was his forte and his creations were bent on being more voluptuous than being in accordance with the then style of being boxy.
2. GIORGIO ARMANI
With the brand name of Armani up his sleeve, Giorgio Armani is the one man army working his way through as a fashion designer with so many talents and standing up at the helm of the fashion world. He began his work as a window dresser and later on went to the menswear section as a seller and gained the required experience. Making the difference in the advertising world for his brand, Armani proved to be the one to show the light to his predecessors about sensible marketing and the working of proper business. He has the eye of a fashion designer and the marketing skill of, well; he defines his own marketing skill as he is the pioneer. Unlike the other fashion houses he was the one to ban models of BMI below 18. Armani has had made differences in the fashion world, with not only his vision but his ideas in marketing and the healthier way of promoting his brand.
1. YVES Saint Laurent
Proving his merit in a contest for young fashion designers, Yves Saint Laurent has first stepped into the fashion world. Dior had almost immediately selected his talents and immediately offered him to work with them. Overcoming the initial years of his mundane work of decorating studios and designing accessories, later, his designs were selected for a couture collection. At the age of 21 he was the creative director of Dior and that had saved the brand from a financial ruin. His trapeze dress became a trend and he a legend. The brand, YSL is the reason for the fashion trend that became the new ‘it’ thing during the 60’s 70’s, the beatnik look, safari jacket for both men and female, tight pants and of course the thigh high boots. YSL is a statement in itself and the man behind the creation of it is the man who has given fashion its position to this modern day.