Modern designers change people’s opinions about their profession, turning into new rock-stars – they go to different parties, give interviews, keep accounts in Instagram no worse than members of Kardashian-Jenner family. And they do not forget about making cool clothes. Let’s see the top 5 most prestigious designers of modern world. It is a very surprising list without such fashion whales as Donatella Versace, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford and so on. We have included in our list only most prestigious of those, who run the modern fashion world, lead it into the future and change the opinions about fashion.
5. Craig Green
Last year at The Fashion Awards Craig was recognized as the best British designer. He graduated Central Saint Martins. Last summer he was a designer of Pitti Uomo and created the collection for Moncler Genius. In his clothes Craig mixes dark romanticism and anti-utopian motifs, creating voluminous, uniform-like things. British designer also created stage costumes for the tour DAMN of Kendrick Lamar and is considered to be the favorite designer of all rappers.
4. Ralph Lauren
Although Ralph Lauren resigned as CEO of his brand in 2015, a 79-years old designer continues to take a part in the creative component of his company. His significance for the history of world fashion is beyond doubt. In 2018 he became one of the few Americans, who was awarded the Order of the Knight of the British Empire. Also last year his company participated in collaboration with the London’s skate brand Palace and showed that follows modern trends.
3. Virgil Abloh
In 2018 Virgil got a chance to change the industry of world fashion. He became the creative director of male line of Louis Vuitton. It is the result of his hard, continuous work, numerous flights and maintaining a large number of various projects at the same time. He did not graduate the University of Design, but has always wanted to take a leading role in one of Italian or French fashion houses.
2. Alessandro Michele
Thanks to Alessandro Michele Gucci finally established a reputation as the most eclectic brand in the fashion industry and became the main brand of 2018. Critics call Alessandro a designer-magpie, because of his colorful collections and numerous shiny accessories. His fashion shows produce unforgettable impressions, for example, collection of autumn-winter 2018 was shown at the ancient cemetery in Arles by the light of torches.
1. Kim Jones
In 2018 Kim left the post of designer in Louis Vuitton and became a designer of male line in Dior. Kim is the author of “century collaboration” – the joint collection of Supreme and Louis Vuitton, which made great noise in industry. In a new position Kim has already managed to release two collections in romantic style and improve the design of Nike sneakers.