LESSER KNOWN DESIGNER

Everyone is lusting after vintage Dior, Chanel and Galliano but there are many more designers who are less broadly known. These today so unfamiliar sounding designers had their own Maisons, which went out of business, they have been bought out of and the naming rights ended in some desk drawer or they might only be around due to small licensing deals. Some of them designed for the biggest players in Luxury today. Some of their designs are actually in high demand right now and for they created equally fabulous garments for their namesake labels. 

One of these creators is Louis Feraud. As a true artist, he was not only a famous fashion designer but as well a painter in his own right. His career started with a small boutique in the French Riviera only to be accelerated by Brigitte Bardot when she wore one of his dresses. He even designed for several of her films. In total he created costumes for about 20 movies, as well as some of his creations were to be seen on the television series Dynasty. He worked with graphic patterns and geometric prints as well as colorful designs, perfect for the summer. Ferauds designs focused on seductive women who prioritize comfort and freedom. 

Jean Louis Scherrer was one of his contemporaries who initially wanted to become a dancer but ended up dressing the likes of Sophia Loren and Jackie Kennedy. His vintage designs are still pulled by stylists as red carpet looks for the likes of Amal Clooney or Anne Hathaway. Scherrer and Yves Saint Laurent worked together as assistant Designers at Dior but as well for Louis Feraud. His namesake label started in 1962 and made headlines in 1992 as he was the first couturier ever to be evicted from his own couture house. Famous for his opulent designs, tailored jackets and fitted cocktail dresses he took many inspirations from the Bauhaus era. Perfectly fitting for the 80s glamour and extravaganza his designs exuded wealth. 

 

Both were couturiers and even if some deem them to be the more insignificant there are always multiple things to consider. 

One: being able to call yourself a couturier at all is an immense honor 

Two: some might think them to be lesser today but potentially competitors were just better in marketing. Chanel survived, while the actually more creative and innovative house of Schiaparelli faltered, as the owner was not that good in selling herself. 

Three: trends change – so maybe they are not popular now but so was Mugler a couple years ago, whoms archive designs today are seen everywhere and worn by all the current It-Girls. 

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LOUIS FÉRAUD 

The cropped blazer in bright green is typical for the statement piece-creating designer. While being short and wide in fit, it is still creating the illusion of a waist. Fully lined with branded satin in a matching hue, the garment is perfect to carry the wearer over from the late fall to the holiday season. 

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JEAN-LOUIS SCHERRER 

A colorful cardigan by Scherrer is oozing a chic 90s aesthetic. The long garment is tight-fitting and adorned with artistically abstract square buttons in matte gold. Made of a lightweight knit material it is almost see-through but not quite – without a doubt a piece to be styled and worn for many different occasions. 

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ESCADA

Vintage Escada is always reliable when looking for hourglass cuts. The exaggerated shoulders paired with a sinched and perfectly tailored waist, ending in a light peplum are made to give everybody the in-demand shape. The strong cuts popular in the eighties is less regal due to the ditsy floral prints, already perfect for warm winter days, spring, summer and even fall.

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JEAN-LOUIS SCHERRER 

Here Scherrer created a classic black blazer, without lapels. But the garment is not left bare, it is decorated with gold embroidery. Therefore, Scherrer took inspiration from a prep-school crest and created his own version of it. The double-breasted blazer is a preppy staple for anyone wanting to create a timeless aesthetic. 

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LOUIS FÉRAUD 

A maxi cape made of velvet surely used to be for the big entrance. Today this vintage dream can be used for not only that but as well some more current and less glamorous looks. With its leather trimmings and matte buttons with gold detailing the cape has a much cooler aesthetic than what it surely used to be intended to initially. 

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CHANTAL THOMASS

Chantal Thomass today known for lingerie used to create equally sexy and detailed ready-to-wear. Voyeuristic buttons feature images, reminiscent of someone peeping through a keyhole. A miniskirt with a long blazer gives the illusion from the back of only wearing an oversized jacket. Said jacket can be sinched to the wearers’ gusto with a small corsage detail, while the faint pinstripes give a more classic look. Perfect for all fans of SATCs Samantha Jones. 

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LOUIS FÉRAUD 

Vintage Louis Féraud caters to those who want an elegant look. The classic, dandy pinstripes are modernized by the collarless design. The oversized shape of the long blazer is a plus in terms of current trends, yet it is still classic enough for a long-lasting relationship. 

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JASPER CONRAN

Draped garments are seemingly replacing the clean lines and minimalist aesthetics of the last seasons.Thisjacket's extra-long, soft collar allows creative freedom in howto drape it for a maximal dramatic effect.The overly long collar is an avant-garde element that will not only save you from wearing a scarf but also will leave a lasting impression on everyone.  

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NINA RICCI

Nina Ricci created this leopard print statement piece around the 80s. A harsh waistline is combined with a hear shaped neckline creating a structured yet very feminine cut. With its copper-metallic colouring the garment is overall sweet to look at as well as having a don’t mess with me attitude.

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