Loewe? Lanvin? How To Pronounce Fashion's Biggest Designer Names

Loewe? Lanvin? How To Pronounce Fashion's Biggest Designer Names

Ever had that embarrassing moment when you’ve struggled to pronounce a fashion brand? We're here to help...

Fashion – cool, chic, confident. (Basically, the opposite of everything we relate mispronunciation to.)

The four fashion capitals of the world - New York, London, Milan and Paris - have undoubtedly paved the way for some of the biggest and best designers. Adorning the catwalk with beautiful creations each season over fashion month, they never fail to live up to their trend-setting reputation.  

Though we are not all blessed with a suave French accent or an endless Italian vocabulary (this is when we regret not paying full attention during language lessons at school), from Yves Saint Laurent to Marchesa, we’ve done an insider's phonetic round up of those need-to-know brands so you’ll never have one of those awks pronunciation mistakes again...

Anna Sui: Ah-na Swee

Balenciaga: Bah-len-see-ah-gah

Balmain: Bahl-mahn

Bottega Venetta: Bot-tay-ga Ven-etta

Bulgari: Buhl-guh-ree

Christian Louboutin: Christian Loo-boo-tan

Dolce & Gabbana: Dol-chey and Gab-ana

Giambattista Valli: Gee-am-bah-tease-ta Vah-lee

Givenchy: Zjee-von-shee

Hermès: Er-mez

Hussein Chalayan: Hoo-sane Sha-lion

Jean Paul Gaultier: Zawn Pawl Go-tee-ay

Isabel Marant: Isabel Ma-rant

Issey Miyake:  Iss-ee Mee-yah-key

Lanvin: Lahn-vahn

Loewe: Loh-wev-eh

Louis Vuitton: Loo-wee Vwee-tahn

Marchesa: Mar-kay-sah 

Mary Katrantzou: Mar-ee Ka-tran-zoo 

Miu Miu: Mew-Mew

Moschino: Mos-key-no 

Rodarte: Ro-dar-tay

Roksanda Ilincic: Rock-sand-a Ill-in-chich 

Salvatore Ferragamo: Sal-vah-tor-re Fer-ra-gah-moh

Yves Saint Laurent: Eve San Lau-ron

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