6 API Designers That Have Shaped The Fashion Industry

From the iconic sophistication of Jimmy Choo to the oft-imitated street stylings of Opening Ceremony, these designers have shifted fashion forever.


Beyond its iconic tiger logo, the French luxury house, founded by the late Kenzō Takada, is celebrated worldwide for its masterful mix of eastern and western influence. Website / Discover / Follow on Instagram

Opening Ceremony

The brainchild of Kenzō protégées Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, Opening Ceremony is equal parts streetwear staple and industry disruptor. Website / Discover / Follow on Instagram

Anita Ko

Not only a red carpet fave, Anita Ko’s award-winning fine jewelry has also found fans in Michelle Obama and Queen Rania of Jordan. Website / Discover / Follow on Instagram

Jimmy Choo

A less on in luxury, founder Jimmy Choo's ultra glam footwear line hit the runway in 1996 and has been a coveted must-have (and celebrity staple!) ever since. Choo has since left the eponymous brand, but his impact on fashion is long-lasting. Website / Discover / Follow on Instagram

Naeem Khan

Known for his intricately-detailed designs, Naeem Khan has outfitted the world’s finest, including Michelle Obama, Queen Noor of Jordan and the Duchess of Cambridge. Website / Discover / Follow on Instagram

Sandy Liang

With her quirky, reimagined take on traditional sportswear, emerging designer Sandy Liang is undoubtedly fashion’s one-to-watch. Website / Discover / Follow on Instagram

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