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Bodymap

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...Stevie Stewart and David Holah met in 1979 on the first day of their fashion and textiles course at Middlesex Polytechnic (now Middlesex University). They went on to collaborate and founded their brand, Bodymap, upon graduation in 1982. Due...

Givenchy

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...Hubert de Givenchy launched his couture house in 1951 and in his first collection, the “Bettina blouse” was the garment to initially attract industry attention and achieve popularity for the brand. This led to the development of evening...
...Growing up in the shadow of war in Cyprus in the 1970s and 1980s, Hussein Chalayan was obsessed with airplanes, technology, and engineering. Shuttling between the isolated Mediterranean island and metropolitan London after his parents...
...Christian Lacroix was born in the French village of Trinquetaille near Arles in 1951. He was interested in costume early on, but studied French literature and art history in Montpellier from 1969. He moved to Paris in 1973 and continued his...

Moschino

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...The Italian luxury brand Moschino is globally recognized for having a playful and eccentric approach to fashion design. Garments are created with a rebellious outlook, and the clothing is as charismatic as it is experimental. The company...
...Karl Lagerfeld is internationally famous for his role as creative director of Chanel (a position he has excelled in since 1983) and for being a creative director at Fendi—as well as for his own eponymous label. Launched in 2012, the Karl...
...Perhaps best known as a favorite of Princess Diana and the British royal family, Bruce Oldfield has been a pillar of the British fashion establishment since the 1970s. Since his first collection was shown in London in 1975, Oldfield has...
...Comme des Garçons (CDG) was established by Rei Kawakubo in 1973, having already set up her own label in 1969. Kawakubo studied literature and philosophy at Keio University in Tokyo and her designs reflect the feminist ideology...
...Jean Paul Gaultier, born in Paris in 1952, spent much of his childhood with his grandmother, who ran a beauty parlor in her home. He crafted drawings of the women who visited and dressed them in imagined evening gowns. Through television...

Todd Oldham

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...Todd Oldham (given name, Jacky Todd Oldham) was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on 22 November 1961 to Jack and Linda Oldham. Oldham is one of four children. His father’s career with Bell Helicopters sent the family to Iran for several years...