How to Pronounce designer Names?

17 Jan

Are you a big designer fan ?

Can you pronounce your favorite designers’ s names exactly how it is suppose to be ?? No right ! There I caught ya !

Lets admit it that designers belonging from different parts of world do not necessarily make it easy for us to connect or say their names right.

Think about how many times you must have stopped indulging in a conversation about your favorite designers while you were out shopping with you girls or at a high society tea-parties.

I don’t know about you girls but I have definitely gone through that situation tons of times and so I decided to learn their names just the way it is suppose to be SAID.

There you go I found something to avoid the embarrassing outcome of mispronouncing a designer’s name forever.

Take a look and keep practicing.


Abaete: Ah-bye-ah-tay

Alejandro Ingelmo: Allay-handro In-gel-mo

Alessandro Dell’Acqua: Ala-SAND-roe del-LA-kwa

Anna Sui: Anna Swee

Andrew Gn: Andrew Jen

Andy Thê-Anh: An-dee Tay-Ann

Ann Demeulemeester: ann DEH-moo-lah-MEE-stera

Anya Hindmarch: Ahn-ya Heind-march

Arthur Mendonça: Ar-thur Men-doe-sa

Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-ka

Balenciaga: Bah-len-see-aga

Balmain: Bahl-mahhhhn

Bebe: Bee-bee

Bottega Veneta: BO-teg-a VEN-eta

Bulgari: Ball-gah-ree

Burberry Prorsum: BUR-bur-ree proar-SOME

Carolina Herrera: Caro-leena Hair-era

Cesare Paciotti: Che-sah-ray Pah-cho-tee

Chaiken: Chay-ken

Christian Lacroix: Christian Luh-qua

Christian Louboutin: Loo-boo-tin

Comme des Garçons: Comb day gar-SON

Dior : dee-or

Dior Homme: dee-OAR OM

Dolce & Gabbana: DOLE-chay and gab-BON-a

Dries Van Noten: DREEZE van KNOW-ten

DSquared2: DEE squared

Emilio Pucci : ee-mee-lee-oh  pu-chee

Ermenegildo Zegna: Er-men-a-geel-do Zen-ya

Etienne Aigner : eh-tee-yen on-yay

Gareth Pugh: Gareth Pew

Giambattista Valli: Gee-am-bah-tease-ta Valley

Gianfranco Ferre: Gee-ahn-franco Feh-ray

Giles Deacon: Jy-els Dee-kin

Givenchy: Zshee-VON-she

Giambattista Valli: Gee-ahm-battista Valley

Gucci: GOO-chi

Hedi Slimane: Eddy slim-MAHN

Hermès: AIR-mehz

Hervé Léger: Air-vay Lay-jay

Hussein Chalayan: Hoo-sane Sha-lion

Issey Miyake: Iss-ee Mee-yah-key

James Perse :  pronounced like “purse”

Jean Paul Gaultier: Zhon Paul Go-tee-ay

Joeffer Caoc: Joe-fur Kay-ock

John Varvatos:  John var-VAY-toes

Junya Watanabe: JUNE-ya Wah-TAH-nah-bay

Kris Van Assche: Chris van-ASH

Lambertson Truex : lam-bert-son tru-ex

Lanvin: lon-VAUN

Loewe: Low-ev-ay

Louis Vuitton: loo-E vo-WE-ton

Madame Gres : mah-dam gray

Maison Martin Margiela: MAZE-on Mar-TIN mar-GEL-a

Marchesa: Mar-kay-sa

Mainbocher: Maynbo-shay

Miu Miu: Myoo Myoo

Monique Lhuillier: Monique Loo-lee-ay

Moschino: mo-SKEEN-o

Narciso Rodriguez : nar-si-so rod-ree-gus OR rod-ri-gez

Nicolas Ghesquière: Ni-co-la Guess-ki-air

Olivier Theyskens: Oli-vier Tay-skins

Pierre Cardin: Pee-air Car-dain

Prabal Gurung: Prub-ble Ger-rung

Prada : prah-da

Proenza Schouler: Pro-enza Skool-er

Raf Simons: rauph SEE-mon

Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lauren (as in Lauren the girl’s name, not Sophia Loren)R

Rei Kawakubo: Ray Kah-wah-koo-bo

Rochas: Row-shah

Rodarte: Row-dar-tay

6267: Six-two-six-seven (not Sixty-two-sixty-seven)

Salvatore Ferragamo: Sal-va-TOH-reh Fair-a-GAH-moe

Sonia Rykiel: Sewn-ya Ree-key-el

Sophia Kokosalaki: So-fee-a Ko-ko-sah-lah-kee

Thakoon: Tuh-koon

Thierry Mugler: Tee-air-ree Moog-lay

Tibi : tbi (not Tee-bee)

Tocca : toe-ka

Ungaro : oon-ga-ro

Veronique Branquinho: Ve-ro-NEEK BRANG-kee-no

Versace: ver-SAH-chay

Vionnet: Vee-oh-nay

Yigal Azrouel: Yee-goll Az-roo-el

Yohji Yamamoto: YO-jee ya-MA-moto

Yves Saint Laurent: EVE Sane-LOR-ron

Zac Posen : poe-zen

If you are still having doubts, don’t worry, here is a Audio compilation for your help here and here.


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