4 most influential women designers in the Fashion History

By Zaineb TR

Each area is known for its superheroines, who had a powerful effect on society. Designers are the heroines of the fashion industry: They convert their visions into great masterpieces, renew ancient fashion manufactures and create unused lifestyle brands.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day and in the honorable glory of the women’s designers that have glowed the path in fashion design, MAFTfashion is celebrating the four most powerful female designers in fashion history.

We are going to talk about the four of fashion's most beloved women designers whose names still deep-rooted until today.


Coco Chanel, en 1944 à Paris 


                                                                                (Source: https://lemde.fr/2DNcGnH )

Undoubtedly, Coco Chanel is the top supreme designer who has left the strongest mark from the ancient centuries up to now, her influence today still powerful and loud.

She began her journey as a designer during the first world war, she was the pioneer who used the underwear’s material over all her collection, introduced the notion of staples from sport’s.
wear turning into women’s wear, the little black dress, the tweed jacket, the statement cocktail necklace, she invented the cozy, boxy pieces as well and of course without forgetting her famous charming perfumes.
If you’d like to have a deep read about how Coco Chanel changed fashion click here.


She is an Italian fashion designer who founded a respected leading couture house in Paris.
Her career’s departure was in 1927, she was preeminent at tailoring and in the development of structured jackets for women and she was the first to involve the visible zippers.
She’s been known by her Surrealist fashions of the 1930s and by her fancy and humorous accessories, for instance, her famous telephone purse and a shoe hat:


Schiaparelli Telephone Bag


Elsa’s innovative (and infamous) Shoe Hat, 1938, Wool felt and silk velvet, Victoria and Albert Museum (Source: https://bit.ly/2VJfolL)


Overall, her collections’ style was specified by an unexpected look with high-end, well-fitting pieces.

She is the daughter of the founder designer of the fashion label Prada (Mario Prada), who runs a prestigious company specializing in leatherworking retailer which was taken over afterward by Miuccia Prada turning it into an outstanding fashion house.

The latent part of M.Prada’s career that she was a holder of a doctorate in political science, her hyper-intelligence was obviously led in an inventive vision and complicated references in fashion. Between 1992/93, she sat a sister line to PRADA, MIU MIU according to her childhood nickname, this innovative trendsetting was specified by Playful prints, artistic details, and peculiar accessories.

Here’re some of the prettiest MIU MIU pieces ever shaped by Miuccia Prada:


                                        Miu Miu swimming


Miu Miu lace-up boots


                                                                                                        Miu Miu brooch

miu_miu_floral_bag                                                                                                        Miu Miu shoulder bag


                                                                                                   Miu Miu heels

Finally, if you’d like to have a sight to the MIU MIU’s latest collection 2019, click here.


Undeniably, Phoebe Philo is one of the most respected and powerful designers working today, she is a British designer, passionate by fashion from a very young age when she began to sue her clothing putting her own unique trail.
Her creative side outspread and continued to add an uncommon touch of her own. Indeed, when she became Chloe’s creative director, she invented.


Waisted trousers:
DECEMBER 2010 - High-Waisted Wide Leg (Source: From the archive of Céline)


Baby-doll dresses:

Wooden wedge shoes:


The padlocked Paddington bag :

The Chloe Paddington bag by Phoebe Philo

Then she‘s been named the creative director of Céline which facilitate to make this brand magnificent and beaming until now. She inserted a new aesthetic look such as the well-tailored pieces with a hint of minimalistic chic, that might be followed by many designers for the coming seasons.
These women have been featured on the most powerful women in the fashion design industry, their successful making is indeed immense and impressive.
Every woman is able to leave a huge impact in society if she believes it.

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