Most of us tend to stick to the high street for our retail therapy, but sometimes it's well worth spending a big extra on that special piece of designer clothing. The competition is fierce out there as there are loads of hot designers to choose from, all with unique and fabulous styles.
Burberry is a British fashion label whose design is an instantly recognisable beige tartan colour. The label was created by Thomas Burberry in 1856, and has grown in popularity throughout the years. It is adored by celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, who is often seen wearing the designs in the Sex and the City television series. Burberry designs clothing and fashion accessories, with the latest range being a more tougher leather look, including thigh high boots and leather jackets. The 'right on trend' aviator jacket was also part of the Burberry collection, displayed recently at London Fashion Week.
Dolce and Gabbana
Dolce and Gabbana, or D & G as it is also known as, is a famous Italian fashion label created by two dynamic individuals. Dolce and Gabbana is famous for it's clothing, jewellery, footwear, with a large slice of the sunglasses market. Many of the clothes designed by the label are black in colour and the look is always sexy, young and extremely vibrant.
DKNY (Donna Karan New York) was created by American designer, Donna Karan and has a sophisticated but fun style. The label's new collection features in House of Fraser and consists of lots of winter styles, including gorgeous cardigans and jackets. The DKNY label has many different brands, including DKNY Active, Kids and Baby.
Christian Dior is a French design house, established in 1947. The label creates clothing and accessories, which are of a very feminine and sensual quality. Dior has many celebrity fans, including Charlize Theron and Sharon Stone. The latest collection from this designer follows with the latest trend of leather and sexy thigh high boots.
American designer, Marc Jacobs is known for his feminine style, gorgeous dresses and fabulous cuts. Selma Blair and Soffia Coppola are both celebrity followers of this highly respected designer. Marc Jacobs latest collection has followed the current trends.
Prada is an Italian fashion label, which oozes celebrity status. This fashion label is
one of the top influences throughout the design world whose styles are worn by the crème de la crème of society. Prada is known for its feminine styles which are both sensual and seductive. Recently the fashion label has started to use more curvaceous women to model their clothing range, a positive move which is bound to spark a following from other competitors.
Parisian fashion house, Chanel is a huge player in the fashion world, with an impressive celebrity following, including Nicole Kidman and Keira Knightley. The main trend by Chanel for this season is fur, and lots of it.
Alexander McQueen is a fashion label with plenty of pizazz and creativity. Many designs by this label are worn by Lady Ga Ga, which gives you an idea of how far out and imaginative the clothing ranges are.