Designer diaries

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.