Published on October 3rd, 2012 | by thevyne


Designer Cheat Sheet: Vol. I

Ever wonder what each designer you read about in the magazines is known for? What’s the difference between a Pucci and a Gucci? If you’re going to spend some serious cash on a statement piece of clothing, make sure it’s a piece or style that the designer is known for so that you know you’re maximizing your purchase. Here are a few designer cheat sheet tips in case you’re thinking of treating yourself:

  • Diane Von Furstenburg (top left) – If you’re looking for the perfect wrap dress, DVF is the way to go. They’re known for their impeccable fit and her elaborate floral and feminine prints.
  • Prada and Miu Miu (bottom left) – If you’re looking for bold, colorful patterns with a mod influence and a nod to the past then the house of Prada is your best bet. Not to mention their bags…classic, quality statement pieces that can go from day to night.
  • Etro (Middle) – If you’re looking for jackets/blazers with a twist, then Etro is the way to go. Their silhouettes are structured yet feminine and seem to always have an unexpected element about them whether it’s a bold color, pattern, texture or some combination of the three.
  • Giambattista Valli (top right)– So many wonderful fabrications in Giambattista’s collections however, I still feel no one drapes a little black (or little red) dress like GV. So if you’re looking for that sensual, ultra feminine cocktail dress, see if you can get your hands on one of GV’s beautifully draped dresses.
  • Yves Saint Laurent (bottom right) – This is your “go to” designer for sleek, sophistication with pops of trend and risqué. Think classy with a trendy/bold twist.

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