Most Influential Designers Of The Past 5 Years?

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  1. ignitioned32

    ignitioned32 Mannikin

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    Love him or hate him, John Galliano has had an influence on the fashion world that's impossible to deny. Haute couture as a crazy, fun-filled extravaganza of excess? Not before he came along and began deconstructing the bourgeois fashion house of Christian Dior. His designs have shocked and delighted and led others — most recently Julien MacDonald at Givenchy — to try the same stunts. They've also had one unanticipated effect — they've made the fashion industry impossible to parody. How do you top his Spring 2000 homeless collection featuring newspaper-clad models? A fashion-show invitation in the shape of a rabbit-fur purse complete with lipstick, money and pills inside? The trailer-park chic ad campaign he did with photographer Nick Knight? And what writer could possibly think up a character more delightfully flamboyant and more willingly outrageous than Galliano himself? Instead of getting stale, as many pundits predicted it would, the Galliano effect is working better than ever. Editors continue to rave about his collections, sales of his products for Christian Dior continue to climb — up 44% in the quarter ending July 17. And everyone with a haute couture business in Paris continues to watch his every move. B)
     
  2. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, Mark Jacobs, Galliano, Stella McCartney

    regardless if i like them or not (most of them NOT), they've been very influencial during the last 5 years.
     
  3. trean

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    Marc Jacobs,John Galliano,Tom Ford ,Hussein Chalayan,Helmut Lang.
     
  4. leyla m.

    leyla m. New Member

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    stella, galliano, marc jacobs, matthew williamson (for all the butterfly revival), dolce & gabbana
     
  5. Definitly Tom Ford he has been iconic in the ever changing world of fashion, also Cavali, who has stood the test of time
     
  6. Spider Girl

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    The most Influental are Armani, :innocent: Dolce & Gabbana :p ,Marc Jacobs :blush: and Versace
     
  7. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

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    Don't forget Prada, one of my favourites...
     
  8. Spacemiu

    Spacemiu New Member

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    i think ti depends onhow you looka t it. i think rei kawakubo ahs influencd many avant garde designers (helmut lang, Martin Margiela,Junya Watanabe, Ann Demeluememeester)

    but interms of main stream i woudl say tom ford
     
  9. ignitioned32

    ignitioned32 Mannikin

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    No doubt Azzedine Alaia amost everyone got references from him like Helmut Lang . . . etc.
     
  10. estevairevana

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    Miucia Prada. In my opinion. Practically solo.
     
  11. Patty Watty

    Patty Watty New Member

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    I agree, Muccia Prada knockoffs are everywhere- As soon as she puts them out someone copies her-
     
  12. Spacemiu

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    muinicia copyed her famous nylon bag from a small japanies label called headporter
     
  13. Patty Watty

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    Gasp! Say it no be so mami! Say it no be so!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
     
  14. Foxie-Pooh

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    She also copied the chanel-esque quilting and chain for her s/s handbags :rolleyes:
     
  15. ebowleg

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    Tom Ford hands down!
     
  16. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    so true :hardhead:

    but honorable mention to marc jacobs :flower: you can't deny the vuitton frenzy and the rampant mj knockoffs these past few years
     
  17. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    and Prada too, regardless her originality, how could i ever forget her :ninja:
     
  18. coconut

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    imho.
    -prada&marc for the whole pretty retro revialism that swept off the preceeding obsession with intellectual and architectural thingies
    -alaia+montana(tho not excessively active during the period in question) for creating an aesthetic of sexy that is still relevant and draws the researchers like a magnet
    -dolce\gabbana+ford for moscow were the biggest style preachers over the last 5 years
    -galliano for the way he plays with and interprets pop culture
     
  19. Spike413

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    I agree with most of the designers mentioned, my 5 are:

    Tom Ford
    Miuccia Prada
    Marc Jacobs
    John Galliano
    and Karl Lagerfeld.....can anyone say Fendi Baguette? I'm surprised no one else mentioned him.

    Runners up would be D&G, Lang, Cavalli, Klein and Rodriguez.
     
  20. Atelier

    Atelier Hoppity Hop

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    "I like a lot of Prada..."

    --Amil
     

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