Women have been dominating the fashion industry since the 1800s and they’re not easing up. Fashion has changed since then, but fashion-forward females haven’t and they paved the way for other women to continue to create styles and designs that show us why they’re top tier.
Jeanne Paquin was the first female fashion designer from France. She was known for her modern, forward, and innovative designs and was the first major couturier and businesswoman in fashion. Practices that we see today, such as having branches of a business in different parts of the world were originated by Paquin.
Coco Chanel is a fan favorite whose legacy has stuck around for a long time. Also a French designer, her classic double C design and black dresses were a staple during her business career. Even today, a short black dress and pearls screams Chanel and the fragrance pulls it all together.
Miuccia Prada is a jack of all trades when it comes to fashion. When she designs something, it’s definitely something that no one else has thought of. Prada’s designs are influenced by her want to be creative and interesting while putting the female perspective forefront, rather than what men find appealing.
Carly Cushnie is a young designer who knows how to make garments fit. She has vouchers from Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Ashley Graham and Lupita Nyong’o saying Cushnie is the real deal and will have you looking right! Cushnie is known for making elegant designs, but she is open to new ideas like denim and accessories.
Rihanna, the self-made millionaire, is constantly growing her empire. From music, to movies, to makeup, and to designer lingerie, is there anything she can’t do? Fenty is now a well-known brand and for a great reason; it’s inclusive, empowering and made for all women to feel beautiful.
This is just a small list of women who are changing the game in fashion. Other designers such as Donatella Versace, Tory Burch, Donna Karan, Stella McCartney, and many more women have paved the way for other young women entering the fashion industry.