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    Zuhair Murad

    Januar 13th, 2014

    Zuhair Murad, Lebanese fashion designer, born 1971 in Beirut, Lebanon.  After moving to Paris to study fashion it didn’t take Murad very long to get known as a designer in Europe.  In 1999, he first showed his collection in Rome and since then has enjoyed large success with his brand. Murad creates haute couture, ready-to-wear, accessories and eyewear for women. His style is what makes him popular, mixing oriental influences such as strong colors with extravagant silhouettes and high-quality fabrics. Celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Beyonce Knowles, Ivana Trump and Ana Ortiz are frequently seen wearing his dresses. Murad is said to be one of the future top-designers of the decade and is already expanding his brand, adding beauty products, perfume, swimwear and lingerie to the offering.

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    Zegna, Ermenegildo

    September 27th, 2013

    Ermenegildo Zegna, Italian men’s fashion house, founded 1910 by Ermenegildo Zegna in Triverio. It is the leading luxury men’s fashion retailer world-wide. The brand started off as a small wool mill family business but soon expanded largely due to great success. Today, Ermenegildo Zegna runs over 560 boutiques internationally with most business made in China. The brand expanded from selling fabrics to making suits, knitwear, shirts, ties, accessories and fragrances and is most well known for made-to-measure suits made of finest merino wool. The brand also makes suits for other high-end luxury retailers such as Tom Ford, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent.

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    Zipper

    Juni 21st, 2013

    A zipper is a closure that is used for clothing, bags and luggage and consists of two parallel rows of metal or plastic ‘teeth’ that interlock when sliding a Y-shaped tab along the two rows and is a safe and easy way to bind two pieces of fabric. The first effective zipper was made by the American mechanical engineer Whitcomp L. Judsonin in 1893 and was called a clasp locker. Zippers only became popular in the 1930s when they were advertised for as a safe and easy way for kids to dress themselves. Read the rest of this entry

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    Zappos

    Juni 21st, 2013

    Zappos, American online retailer, founded by Nick Swinmurn in 1999. When he couldn’t find a particular pair of shoes in a local mall, Swinmurn decided to take things into his own hands. After talking two investors into his idea, Swinmurn first launched a site called ‘shoesite.com’ which later on changed its name to ‘zappos.com’ and skyrocketed to on of the biggest online retailers with over one billion dollars in sales in 2010. Down the road Zappos started to expand its assortment to handbags, eyewear, clothing and watches. In 2008, Zappos was acquired by Amazon for $1.2 billion. It still holds the title of the largest online shoe shop in the world.

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    Zip Pocket

    April 15th, 2013

    A zip pocket is any kind of pocket, that has a zipper for closure to prevent the content of the pocket from falling out. It is usually used on sportswear.

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    Zadig & Voltaire

    April 11th, 2013

    Zadig & Voltaire, French pret-a-porter label, founded by Thierry Gillier in 1997. The Parisian rock & roll–inspired fashion label got its name based on the French novel Voltaire from 1747. It’s all about Zadig, the main character of the book, a philosopher in Babylonia. The brand offers women’s and men’s ready-to-wear clothing.

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    Zang Toi

    September 11th, 2012

    Zang Toi, Malaysian fashion designer, born in 1961. Toi founded his namesake fashion label in 1989 and is now considered an established name in the world of Haute Fashion. Inspired by his love for traveling, the designer is known for his timeless and sophisticated designs that pamper women with elegance and glamour.

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    Zoe, Rachel

    April 18th, 2011

    Rachel Zoe, American fashion stylist and fashion designer, born in 1971. Zoe is considered as one of the most influential forces in fashion today. Her interest in fashion, the love and knowledge of haute couture combined with the vision of creating the perfect red carpet moments made her the greatest stylist for Hollywoods high society. Zoe’s desire to make her style accessible to everybody led to the creation of her book called ‘Style A to Zoe’, which hit the bookstores in late 2007. Since then, she also proved her success as a designer due to her affordable collections. Zoe’s husband Rodger Berman, former investment banker and new-media entrepreneur, is her business partner and President of Rachel Zoe, Inc.

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    Zoot Suit

    Februar 2nd, 2011

    A suit with high-waisted, wide-legged, tight-cuffed, pegged trousers, and a long coat with wide lapels and wide padded shoulders is called a zoot suit. The outfit was usually worn with a very long hanging key chain and a wide-brimmed hat. Popularized during the early 1940s, in England bright-colored zoot suits with velvet lapels, which had a slight resemblance to the Edwardian clothing, were first adopted and worn by the Teddy boys.

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    Zanotti, Giuseppe

    Juni 13th, 2010

    Giuseppe Zanotti, Italian shoe designer, born in 1957. In 1994, Zanotti felt the need to create styles without any bounds, so he bought the Vicini shoe factory, where he devoted his time to designing and manufacturing his own shoes. Zanotti saw that factory as something more akin to a fashion house set up to meet the needs of every woman’s foot, and not as an industrial concern that mass produces tedious shoes. In 2000, the designer’s first collection was presented in New York, where buyers immediately welcomed his talent of making remarkable jewel shoes. Zanotti still remains as one of the best high-end shoe designer.

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