Before I began to spend my afternoons in Allure's fashion closet, I thought that I was well rehearsed in couture. I soon realized that I only enjoyed creating outfits, rather than actually understanding the industry. After categorizing designers from American Apparel to Reed Krakoff I've come to understand the nuances in their styles that I never truly saw before. Here's a short list which includes a few of my favorite high fashion designers:
1) Marc Jacobs: obviously. I always liked him, but seeing his versatility up close & personal truly makes me appreciate his work.
2) Chloe: one of the classiest designing houses I've yet to witness. Also, I love the (pale/neutral) color choices.
3) Givenchy: like WOAH. Simple, sophisticated and even can be edgy. Also their bathing suits are awesome.