It’s all good to drool over the latest trends and keep abreast with all the designers and brands, but saying some of their names can be troublesome for the best of us.
And nothing ruins a good couture moment more than a mispronounced designer brand.
So here are 10 brand names you must know how to say without any margin for error:
Founded in France in 1952, this French luxury brand is the epitome of Haute Couture clothing, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics.
This is a Swiss-based luxury watch, jewelry and accessories brand founded in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard.
Deriving its name from Olympian god in Greek mythology, Hermès or Hermes of Paris is a French manufacturer of quality goods established in 1837, specializing in leather, lifestyle accessories, perfumery, luxury goods, and ready-to-wear.
Jean Paul Gaultier
He is one of the best French Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter fashion designers. Gaultier never received any formal training as a designer; he is a natural.
Pierre Cardin, an Italian-born French high fashion designer best known for his geometric avant-garde designs, launched the Space Age look in the 1960s by using stark tunics, goggles and helmets in his designs.
He now owns a chain of Maxim hotels and restaurants.
Founded by Jeanne Lanvin, it is the oldest Parisian fashion house.
She was one of the most influential designers of the 1920s and 1930s with a signature use of intricate trimmings, virtuoso embroideries and beaded decorations in clear, light, floral colors.
As one of the leading Italian brands in menswear these days, Boglioli is equated with impeccable tailoring, fine fabrics and masterful masculine suits, blending tradition with creativity and cutting-edge technology.
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer, and is regarded as one of the greatest names in the fashion history.
A film is scheduled to be releasedthis summer based on the famous designer as well starring Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne and Charlotte Le Bon.
Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton, is a French fashion house founded in 1854. Its products range from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses, and books.
The French footwear designer is probably responsible for the best footwear anywhere recognizable by his signature shiny, red-lacquered soles.