Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Get Schooled: The Stories Behind Designer Names

  1. Begin Slideshow
    Opener_v2

    827

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    You may be able to recall every single Proenza Schouler collection since its first bustier-filled '03 line, but when it comes to its name, do you know where the "Proenza" in Proenza Schouler comes from? What about Band of Outsiders? Suno?

    Unlike no-duh traditional designer labels like Louis Vuitton and Chanel, many modern-day designers (especially Americans) have names that are a little more inspired. Ahead, we've broken it down for you and revealed how the brands you love got their names, from one designer with an obsession with Godard films to others who — as most good things typically do — got it from their mamas.

    Designed by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Tinseltown

New York's Most Incredible Holiday Windows

Each year, as part of the holiday experience in New York, the city's major department stores deliver us the ultimate present (aside from their selection of clothes, and shoes, and handbags — oh my!): Dazzling and intricately decorated window displays. This year, there's Barneys New York's "Baz Dazzled" designs, read

Dedicated Feature

Expert Tips To Get You Hosting Like A Pro

Many of life's most memorable moments are spontaneous, but the truly momentous ones are usually planned — to a T. Whether it's a birthday dinner or an industry party, coordinating said celebratory events requires laser-like focus and a stable of experts (flowers! food! venue!) to pull them off. That is, unless read