September 25, 2014

Fashion Brand Names You Should Know How to Pronounce

Have you ever found yourself puzzled when trying to pronounce some of the trickier names in the fashion lexicon? 

Me too. Well, you may never wear — or even be able to afford — their high-end clothes, but at some point you'll need to pronounce premium brands' confusing names. So here is a ultimate cheat sheet to help fashion fans master the dialects of the designer alphabet. Practice makes perfect...

Anna Sui: anna swee

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

Badgley Mischka: badge-lee meesh-kah

Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah

Balmain: bahl-mahhhhn

Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta

Christian Lacroix: christian luh-kwa

Christian Louboutin: christian loo-boo-tan

Dolce & Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana

Givenchy: zjee-von-shee

Hermès: er-mez

Alexander McQueen - Alexander Mcqueen

Dries Van Noten: drees van know-ten

Gareth Pugh: gareth pew

Gianfranco Ferre: gee-ahn-franco feh-ray

Jean Paul Gaultier: zhon paul go-tee-ay

Lanvin: lahn-vahn

Loewe: loh-wev-eh

Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-than

Versace: vur-sah-chee

Burberry Prorsum: burr-behr-ee prohr-sum

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

Ralph Lauren: ralf lor-en

Hervé Léger: air-vay lay-jah

A Détacher: ah day-tah-shay

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