Style Influencers Name Their Favorite Fashion Stars

Who is your favorite fashion designer?

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Fashion designer Hanako Maeda, poses during the Adeam presentation during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at Milk Studios on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)Hanako Maeda

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Fashion Designer

“I especially love Yohji Yamamoto for the sensuality and romanticism in his work. I love and respect Azzedine Alaïa, too. He truly designs for a woman’s body.”


At home with Jeananne Williams, Stylist for Naomi Watts, East Village photo:: Celeste Sloman/New York Observer

Jeanann Williams

Rosie Assoulin right now. She’s doing something fresh. I love the innovative silhouettes — when fashion becomes art! Definitely a fun favorite to watch.”


Erin Walsh, Celebrity Stylist

Erin Walsh
Fashion Stylist

Brandon Maxwell really empowers women with feminine, flattering clothes. Of course, women have always known that femininity and power go together, but he really gets it.”



NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Fashion designer Jon Buscemi attends 'A Good Time At Goodman's' held at Goodman's Men's Store on September 19, 2015 in New York City.

Jon Buscemi

Founder and Creative Director

“My favorite designer is and always will be Ralph Lauren. He has taught us so many things, but most important he taught us that design starts with a story.”

MIAMI, FL - JULY 21: TV personality Alexia Echevarria poses backstage with Ipanema at the L*SPACE By Monica Wise show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Ipanema)

Monica Wise
Founder and Designer
L*SPACE by Monica Wise

“I have my eye on Christina Economou. At only 26 years old, she is definitely on my watch list. I love her fun, bold prints, unique silhouettes and cutouts.”




Nina Sarin

Nina Sarin

Founder and Creative Director
Arias New York

“My favorite designer is Phoebe Philo of Céline. I am inspired by her effortless direction. It’s just very cool fashion.”


Lane Ariel

Lane Gerson
Jack Erwin

“I really respect Thom Browne. I love his perspective on tailoring, classics and fit. The holistic world he created is somethign very different.”



Candice Pool

Candice Pool
Jewelry Designer

“I love anything GucciGhost. My new line ‘Billy!’ is simple, strong and unisex, so the Ghost collection is the perfect balance of f-you flare that I need.”

Style Influencers Name Their Favorite Fashion Stars