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Paul Smith

Paul Smith’s introduction into fashion was completely accidental. As a teenager his real ambition was to become a professional racing cyclist. At 17 years old he was in a terrible accident and after he recovered he was with some friends from an arts college when he found his real calling – fashion. Within two years, Paul Smith was managing his first boutique in Nottingham and with the encouragement of his girlfriend Pauline Denyer (more…)

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Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garçons, which roughly translates to “like ay,” was established in 1966 by Rei Kawakubo, one of the most famous designers to emerge from Japan. Kawakubo’s stark, architectural pants, jackets and button-front shirts are staples for fashion’s elite. (more…)

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Wayne Cooper

Wayne Cooper, one of Australia’s leading fashion designers, is considered the Aussie’s bad boy of fashion. Cooper is known for his extravagantly styled and produced runway shows, which are always a sophisticated combination of up-to-the-minute technology, unique venues and original soundtracks. He is also known to attract the best international models, including Amber Valetta, Linda Evangelista, Alec Wek, Sarah O’Hare, Eva Herzigova and Carmen Cass. (more…)

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Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel (1883 – 1971) was a French couturier whose modernist philosophies, menswear-inspired fashions and pursuit of luxurious simplicity made her the most important fashion figure of the 20th-century.

Among many other accomplishments, she is credited with the inception of haute couture (more…)

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Vivienne Westwood

The Vivienne Westwood name and her designs are synonymous with two things: sex and the punk movement. She once was quoted as saying, “Fashion is about sex,” but it’s hard to say if this was before or after receiving an OBE (Order of the British Empire) at Buckingham Palace, twirling for the cameras and revealing to the world she was not wearing any knickers. (more…)

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