How To Pronounce *Those* Tricky Fashion Names

What is it about designer fashion labels that’s meant that they’re all so hard to pronounce?!

You know what it’s like. You’re casually dissecting the latest Fashion Week runway and describing the gorgeous floral frocks that you saw floating down the Giambattista Valli catwalk to your mate… When you’re all, hang on, or is it ‘Gee-am-bah-tease-ta’ or ‘Gi-am-ba’… Oh, forget it.

It’s a minefield. Knowing how to pronounce your Herve Legers to your Hermes is no simple task, which is why we’ve come up with this super handy guide to see you through Fashion Month.

That’s the last time you stumble on your high fashion vocab, lady…

1. Dolce & Gabbana: Doll-che & Gab-ana

2. Lanvin: Lahn-van

3. Herve Leger: Her-vay Lay-jarr

4. Balenciaga: Ba-len-sia-ga

5. Moschino: Moss-key-no

6. Balmain: Bahl-mahn

7. Yves Saint Laurent: Eve San Lau-ron

8. Sonia Rykiel: Sewn-yah Ree-key-el

9. Miu Miu: Mew Mew

10. Gareth Pugh: Gareth Pew

11. Ralph Lauren: Ralph LAUR-en

12. Rodarte: Row-dar-tay

13. Hermès: Er-mez

14. Louis Vuitton: Loo-wee Vwee-ton

15. Giambattista Valli: Gee-am-bah-tease-ta Vah-lee

16. Marchesa: Mar-kay-zah

17. Rodarte: Row-dar-tay

18. Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee meesh-kah

19. Givenchy: Jee-von-she

20. Mary Katrantzou: Mary Cat-trant-zoo