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How to Pronounce Designer Names

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How to Pronounce Designer Names
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How to Pronounce Designer Names: Ever found yourself stuck for words when trying to pronounce some of the trickier names in the fashion lexicon? Us too. So for anyone who has ever stumbled over Sonia Rykiel or mumbled their way through Martin Margiela, Team Bazaar has compiled the ultimate cheat sheet to help fashion fans master the dialects of the designer alphabet and to help you tackle Moschino, Hermes, Miu Miu and more. Then below, we found two great videos with perfect pronunciation from native speakers from one of our favorite’s menswear fashion bloggers, Max Law.

 

A Détacher: ah day-tah-shay
Acne: ahk-nay
Alber Elbaz: ahl-bear el-bahz
Alexandre Vauthier: ah-lex-ahn-der voh-tee-ay
Andrew Gn: an-drew jin
Ann Demeulemeester: ann de-mule-eh-meester
Anna Sui: anna swee
Anya Hindmarch: ahn-yuh hind-marsh
Aquilano Rimondi: ah-kwi-lahn-doh rim-ohn-dee
Azzedine Alaia: azz-eh-deen ah-lie-ah
Badgley Mischka: badge-lee meesh-kah
Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah
Balmain: bahl-mahhhhn
Behnaz Sarafpour: ben-ahz sar-uh-for
Bibhu Mohapatra: bee-booh mo-ahh-pat-rah
Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta
Bouchra Jarrar: boo-shra jahr-arr
Burberry Prorsum: burr-behr-ee prohr-sum
Carven: cahr-vehn
Christian Lacroix: christian luh-kwa
Christian Louboutin: christian loo-boo-tan
Comme des Garçons: comb dey gah-sown
Costella Tagliapietra: coh-stell-oh tag-lee-ah-pee-ay-troh
Cushnie et Ochs: cuh-sh-nee eht ocks
Dolce & Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana
Dries Van Noten: drees van know-ten
Elie Saab: ee-lee sahb
Emanuel Ungaro: ee-man-you-el oon-gar-oh
Erdem Moragliou: air-dem more-ah-glee-uh
Ermenegildo Zegna: ehr-men-e-jil-doh zayn-yah
Etro: eht-ro
Gareth Pugh: gareth pew
Giambattista Valli: gee-am-bah-tease-ta vah-lee
Gianfranco Ferre: gee-ahn-franco feh-ray
Givenchy: zjee-von-shee
Guillame Henry: gee-ohm ahn-ree
Hedi Slimane: ed-ee slim-ahn
Hermès: er-mez
Hervé Léger: air-vay lay-jah
Hussein Chalayan: hoo-sane sha-lion
Issa: ee-sah
Issey Miyake: ee-say mee-ah-kay
Issey Miyake: iss-ee mee-yah-key
Jean Paul Gaultier: zhon paul go-tee-ay
Junya Watanabe: jun-yah wat-an-ah-bey
Kinder Aggugini: kinder ag-ooh-gee-nee
Kirna Zabête: keer-nah zah-bet
Lanvin: lahn-vahn
Loewe: loh-wev-eh
Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-tahn
Maison Martin Margiela: may-sohn martin mar-jhell-ah
Maiyet: may-et
Maje: mahj
Marchesa: mar-kay-sah
Mary Katrantzou: mary cat-trant-zoo
Miu Miu: mew-mew
Monique Lhuillier: monique le-hu-lee-ay
Moschino: mos-key-no
Nicholas Ghesquière: nee-coh-la guess-k-yair
Olivier Theyskens: oh-liv-ee-ay tay-skins
Proenza Schouler: pro-en-zuh skool-er
Ralph Lauren: ralf lor-en
Rei Kawakubo: ray cow-uh-kooh-bo
Rochas: row-shahs
Rodarte: row-dar-tay
Roksanda Ilincic: roksanda ill-in-chik
Sacai: suh-kai
Salvatore Ferragamo: sal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh
Schiaparelli: skyap-uh-rell-ee
Sonia Rykiel: sewn-yah ree-key-el
Thakoon: tah-koon
Thierry Mugler: tee-air-ee mu-glare
TSE: say
Ulyana Sergeenko: uhl-yahn-uh s-air-jane-koh
Versace: vur-sah-chee
Vika Gazinskaya: vee-kah gahv-in-skee-yah
Vionnet: vee-oh-nay
Yigal Azrouël: yig-ahl ahz-roo-el
Yohji Yamamoto: yoh-jee yam-ah-mo-to
Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lau-ron

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