Designer diaries

June 1, 2017


Serge Ruffieux


Position: Creative Director

Company: Carven

Founded by: Marie- Louise Carven

Established in 1945


Education: Somewhere in Paris


Labels: Head of design, Dior

Designer, Moschino


Unique accomplishment: Renowned for giving Dior the flirty and youthful look 












Clare Waight Keller


Position: Creative Director

Company: Givenchy

Founded by: Hubert de Givenchy 

Established in 1952


Education: BA, Ravensbourne College of Art

MA, Fashion Knitwear at The Royal College of Art


Labels: Designer, Calvin Klein 

Senior Designer, Gucci 

Creative Designer, Chole 

Creative Director, Givenchy 


Unique accomplishment: 2007 award for Scottish Cashmere Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards






Raf Simons 


Position: Creative Director

Company: Calvin Klein

Founded by: Calvin Klein

Established in 1968


Education: Industrial Design and Furniture Design from a college in Genk in 1991


Labels: Intern, Design studio of Walter Van Beirendonck

Creative Director, Raf Simons 

Creative Director, Jil Sander 

Creative Director, Dior 

Chief Creative Officer, Calvin Klein 



Unique accomplishment: Self trained Men's wear designer and is now known for Men's wear. 


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