Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hard to Pronounce Designer Names - Get them RIGHT

Even though I have come across many articles, websites and videos which educate us on HOW to pronounce the designers' names correctly I was completely mind blown by the recent video I came across by one of my favorite i.D magazine.

Linsey Winxson, Hot Lips, How to pronounce designer names, How to, Pronounce, Fashion Designers, Fashion, Style, Chic, Glamor, Get it right,
The video is pure Fashion Thrill! Not only is it educational but it is a Musical and Visual array of top models, from Hanne Gaby Odiele to Grace Mahary in designer masterpieces, juxtaposed perfectly with the pronunciation/narration by the 'Famous Bee-Stung lips" of Lindsey Wixson herself. The following video is on repeat on my desktop, I cant take my Eyes, ears or mind off it!

I am sure you may have come across others but to add to the guidance I am posting designer names which are the MOST mis-pronounced as reference to anyone who is searching. You are more than welcome to let me know if I need to add any others and I shall do that.

Enjoy my dear Divas, much Love!


Anna Sui: anna swee

Ann Demeulemeester: ann de-mule-eh-meester

Azzedine Alaia: azz-eh-deen ah-lie-ah

A Détacher: ah day-tah-shay

Acne: ahk-nay

Alber Elbaz: ahl-bear el-bahz

Alexandre Vauthier: ah-lex-ahn-der voh-tee-ay

Andrew Gn: an-drew jin

Anya Hindmarch: ahn-yuh hind-marsh

Aquilano Rimondi: ah-kwi-lahn-doh rim-ohn-dee


Badgley Mischka: badge-lee meesh-kah

Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah

Balmain: bahl-mahhhhn

Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta

Behnaz Sarafpour: ben-ahz sar-uh-for

Bibhu Mohapatra: bee-booh mo-ahh-pat-rah

Bouchra Jarrar: boo-shra jahr-arr

Burberry Prorsum: burr-behr-ee prohr-sum


Christian Lacroix: christian luh-kwa

Christian Louboutin: christian loo-boo-tan

Comme des Garçons: comb dey gah-sown

Carven: cahr-vehn

Costella Tagliapietra: coh-stell-oh tag-lee-ah-pee-ay-troh

Cushnie et Ochs: cuh-sh-nee eht ocks


Dolce & Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana

Dries Van Noten: drees van know-ten


Elie Saab: ee-lee sahb

Emanuel Ungaro: ee-man-you-el oon-gar-oh

Erdem Moragliou: air-dem more-ah-glee-uh

Ermenegildo Zegna: ehr-men-e-jil-doh zayn-yah

Etro: eht-ro


Gareth Pugh: gareth pew

Giambattista Valli: gee-am-bah-tease-ta vah-lee

Gianfranco Ferre: gee-ahn-franco feh-ray

Givenchy: zjee-von-shee

Guillame Henry: gee-ohm ahn-ree


Hedi Slimane: ed-ee slim-ahn

Hermès: air-mez

Hervé Léger: air-vay lay-jah

Hussein Chalayan: hoo-sane sha-lion


Issey Miyake: iss-ee mee-yah-key

Issa: ee-sah


Jean Paul Gaultier: zhon paul go-tee-ay

Junya Watanabe: jun-yah wat-an-ah-bey


Kinder Aggugini: kinder ag-ooh-gee-nee

Kirna Zabête: keer-nah zah-bet


Lanvin: lahn-vahn

Loewe: loh-wev-eh

Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-tahn

L'Wren Scott: la-ren scott

Maison Martin Margiela: may-sohn martin mar-jhell-ah

Marchesa: mar-kay-sah

Mary Katrantzou: mary cat-trant-zoo

Miu Miu: mew-mew

Monique Lhuillier: monique le-hu-lee-ay

Moschino: mos-key-no

Maiyet: may-et

Maje: mahj


Nicholas Ghesquière: nee-coh-la guess-k-yair


Olivier Theyskens: oh-liv-ee-ay tay-skins


Proenza Schouler: pro-en-zuh skool-er


Rochas: row-shahs

Rodarte: row-dar-tay

Roksanda Ilincic: roksanda ill-in-chik

Ralph Lauren: ralf lor-en

Rei Kawakubo: ray cow-uh-kooh-bo


Sacai: suh-kai

Schiaparelli: skyap-uh-rell-ee

Salvatore Ferragamo: sal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh

Sonia Rykiel: sewn-yah ree-key-el


Thakoon: tah-koon

Thierry Mugler: tee-air-ee mu-glare

TSE: say


Ulyana Sergeenko: uhl-yahn-uh s-air-jane-koh


Vika Gazinskaya: vee-kah gahv-in-skee-yah

Vionnet: vee-oh-nay

Versace: vur-sah-chee


Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lau-ron

Yohji Yamamoto: yoh-jee yam-ah-mo-to

Yigal Azrouël: yig-ahl ahz-roo-el


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