6 powerful women who changed the fashion world
For some reasons, many of the names of power in the fashion industry are mostly men: Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, etc. Many even default men are more dominant than women in the fields related to fashion or beauty.
We can’t ignore the dedication of the female designers for the fashion industry. From Coco Chanel's pioneering approach, women are becoming more and more vocal in their industry almost to serve themselves.
Here are six names that have contributed to changing the fashion world in many ways. Thanks to these female designers, women are gradually proving themselves to be no less than men in any field at all.
Perhaps no one knows that Stella McCartney is the daughter of ex-member of Beatles band- Paul McCartney.
The designer born in 1971 began his career as an apprentice for Christian Lacroix before being as Chloé's fashion director, succeeding Karl Lagerfeld. In 2001, McCartney launched her first collection, which was called her name and made a great influence.
Today, the Stella McCartney’s brand is known for her diverse designs that encourage the wearers to express herself. This is also the brand that makes the difference when resolutely saying "no" designs that use animal materials.
Rachel Comey started her career in 2001 with men's products instead of women's. Earning the trust of the customer, Comey launched the line of women's fashion and footwear in 2004.
Since then, people have worshiped Rachel Comey's fashion lines such as Mars Bootie or Legion jeans, which have helped perform luxury, application and branding. Designed and manufactured in New York, Comey's brand is now known as a classic of New York's seductive charm.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
The twin sisters began their fashion career in 2006 with the luxury brand The Row. After the success of the brand, the beautiful twins continued to launch the more affordable fashion line- Elizabeth and James in 2007.
In 2012, the twins received the most prestigious awards from the CFDA Awards - one of the top prestigious fashion awards in the United States to solidify their place in the fashion industry.
Maria Grazia Chiuri
Born in 1964, Italian fashion designer Maria Grazia Chiuri is one of the designers with the most successful careers. From 1999 to 2016, she and Pierpaolo Piccioli led the Valentino boat to success.
After nearly two decades of sticking with Valentino, Chiuri took over Dior's creative director after her predecessor Raf Simons left. She was also the first woman to assume a powerful position at Dior, a brand previously owned by male creative directors.
American designer Jenna Lyons works as a design assistant for the men's clothing brand-J.Crew since the age of 21. Since then, the career of female designers born in 1969 has felt like duck in water.
In 2003, she was appointed as Vice President for the Women's Apparel Designs, Executive Creative Directorate in 2008 and finally as President and in 2010. Jenna Lyons is not just a source of inspiration for the female designers but also the mirror for the young generation to make the craziest dreams come true.
By: Roxana Edwards