The fashion industry is open to all individuals, regardless of their gender. This is why more and more people, men and women alike, are now more openly exploring the possibilities that may be in store for them in the fashion industry, whether be it in designing or in modeling.

Oftentimes, people find inspiration from their friends, family and loved ones who support them in their endeavors. Thus, this list of gift ideas for fashion designers will surely delight those who are striving to make a name for themselves in the fashion industry. A piece of jewelry, a pair of stylish sunglasses, or a scarf that never goes out of style could lead to a spark in their creative minds. Nonetheless, their influences in fashion can also come from the most successful designers that came before them. 

As such, here is a list of some of the most influential male fashion designers in the world.

Dolce and Gabbana

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is an American designer who made a name for himself because of his simple, comfortable, and comparatively expensive clothes, to which consumers positively responded. Additionally, he became more popular because of the controversial ads of his clothing line. As such, one of the most popular actresses that modeled his brand was Brooke Shields.

Christian Dior

Christian Dior was born in Granville, France in 1905. He dominated the fashion industry right after World War 2. His fashion pieces included lower hemline on dresses, as well as fuller skirts, which is in contrast to the trend during his time.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are fashion designers who are both from Italy. The pair not only created a famous fashion line of apparel, but they also venture out on knitwear and accessories. They gained more popularity when Madonna, one of the most famous icons, wore their jeweled corset to the Cannes Film Festival. Apart from this, the pair is recognized in the industry because of their artistic use of animal prints and colorful apparel, as well as how they reinvented intimate clothing as outerwear.

Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani is another Italian fashion designer who is famous for his neutral approach to fashion. He used the typical materials used to create women’s clothing for men’s apparel and vice versa. He became even more famous when Richard Gere’s character in the movie “American Gigolo” wore his tailored suits. Armani did not limit his brand to suits and apparel, but he eventually added perfume, jeans, sportswear, as well as couture dresses in his collection.

Michael Kors

Michael Kors is a designer who hailed from New York. He designed his first-ever collection at a boutique that is frequented by A-list stars such as Diana Ross and other designers such as Vera Wang. He gained more popularity when he became a premier judge, in reality, the fashion show Project Runway.

The fashion industry is dominated by men and women who have a keen eye and an intricate skill in designing clothing masterpieces. In this modern day and age, gender no longer matters as men and women all have equal opportunities in making a name in the fashion world. Nevertheless, it is still worthwhile to take a look at the most influential people who revolutionized the fashion industry.