Define Designer Clothes
What are designer clothes?
All clothes are designed by someone - so why are only some called designer clothing?
Design clothing bears the name or signature of one designer. Some designers have their own style which makes their clothing instantly recognisable.
Established designer labels include:
Alberta Ferretti, Alexander
McQueen , Anna Molinari, Burberry, Nutler and Wilson, Chanel, Christian
Dior, Christian Louboutin, Collette Dinnigan, Dolce & Gabbana, Elspeth
Gibson, Gina, Giorgio Armarni, Gucci, Hermes, J&M Davidson, Jane Brown,
Joseph, Liza Bruce, Louis Vitton, Manola Blahnik, MArni, Miu MIu, Mulberry,
Prada, Ralph Lauren, Sergio Rossi, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint
There are many up and coming designers from teh UK who are making a name for themself in UK fashion.
Fashion Design is taught in several universities and colleges across the UK.
The London College
of Fashion runs lots of courses -
- all aspects of design
Chartered Society of
Designers - membership is only awarded to qualified designers who
must also prove their professional capability during an admission assessment.
Fashion Exhibitions in the UK
Moda-UK list fashion exhibitions
NEC, Birmingham (Country/ridingwear) - the world’s leading equestrian,
country clothing and pet Trade Fair.
Exhibition, Harrogate - British Bridal Exhibitions Harrogate are the
world's premier TRADE bridal events for the industry
Crafts Event -Britain's largest crafts gallery, hosts a continuous
programme of major craft exhibitions
Eye 2 Eye,
(accessories, shoes, womenswear) -London’s high level fashion footwear
and accessories trade show
& Swimwear Exhibition, (includes Sun & Swimwear Exhibition)
NEC, Birmingham (Giftware, homeware)
Intimate London Body & Beach, (Swimwear, bodywear), Earls Court 2,
LondonCentral & Front Cover (streetwear, high fashion)
Week (Designer womenswear & Accessories)
On | Off (Designer
womens off-shedule catwalks & exhibition)
(M & W clothing & accessories - casual/high fashion)
Moda UK, Moda Modern,
Moda Bride (Womens & accessories)
accessories), Earls Court
Pure (Branded & designer
womenswear & accessories), Olympia, London
The Prince's Trust Graduate
Fashion Week, (graduate collections), Battersea Park, London
(Exclusive fashion fabrics) The Music Room, South Molton Lane, W1
To be Confirmed
(TBC) & Profile, (Womenswear/menswear & new designers)
& streetwear crossover brands)
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