Best Instagram Accounts: Fashion Designers You Need to Follow

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When we think of the best fashion Instagram accounts, we automatically think of the heads behind the big fashion houses, the designers and creative directors. So, scroll on to see who we’ve selected as our favorite personal accounts we think you should follow!

Oliver Rousteing (Balmain)

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Oliver Rousteing is a French fashion designer who started his career as a designer at Roberto Cavalli. He joined Christophe Decarnin at Balmain in 2009. In 2011, at only 25 years old, Rousteing replaced Decarnin and became the creative director of Balmain.

Alessandro Michele (Gucci)

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Alessandro Michele is an Italian fashion designer, who began his career at Fendi, where he was just a Senior Accessories Designer. In 2006 he started to work with Gucci but only took the role of Creative Director of Gucci in the Fall Winter 2015-16 show.

Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs)

American Fashion designer, Marc Jacobs is the head designer of his own fashion label, Marc Jacobs. Today the luxury brand has over 200 retail stores in 80 countries.

Maria Grazia Chiuri (Dior)

Maria Grazia Chiuri is the creative director at Dior and is actually the first female artistic director in this luxury fashion house. She started to at Fendi in 1989 and worked for Valentino after that. She was announced as the creative director of Dior in July 2016.

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Virgine Viard (Chanel)

After Karl Lagerfeld passed away in 2019, Chanel revealed that his right-hand woman, Virgine Viard would be the fashion house’s new artistic director. She has been at Chanel for more than 30 years.

Victoria Beckham (Victoria Beckham)

Victoria Beckham was first known as a signer, with the female pop group Spice Girls and then in solo. She has also participated in various documentaries, reality shows, and fashion shows. Victoria has become an internationally recognized style icon and fashion designer, starting by collaborating with other brands. She only launched her own label in 2008.

Donatella Versace (Versace)

Donatella and her brother founded the luxury brand Versace, and after his death, Donatella inherited 20% of the company and become its chief executive officer. Even after Versace was sold to Capri Holdings in 2018, she is still involved in everything.

Giambattista Valli (Giambattista Valli)

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Born and raised in Rome, Giambattista Valli is an Italian fashion designer who launched his eponymous brand in 2005. Giambattista Valli, a leading and established name in the worldwide fashion scene brought a new approach and meaning to luxury and beauty.

Garavani Valentino (Valentino)

Best known as Valentino, he’s an Italian fashion designer and founder of the Valentino brand and company.

Riccardo Tisci (Burberry)

Riccardo Tisci is an Italian fashion designer and now chief creative offer of Burberry (succeeding Christopher Bailey). He’s known for his fascination with Gotic touches (think dark, languid dresses).

Silvia Venturi Fendi (Fendi)

Since her childhood, Silvia Venturini Fendi has been around the fashion world. Her training started when she was really young, watching and learning with Karl Lagerfeld. She started supervising the marketing of all Fendi lines, and since 1992, Silvia has coordinated the design section of Fendi product lines. At the moment, she’s the only family member that is still working at the historic Italian business. Silvia was also responsible for the creation of the iconic Baguette Bag.

Anthony Vaccarello (Saint Laurent)

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For many years, Vacarello worked under Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi, specializing in fur designs. He also made a capsule collection for Versus Versace and in 2016 was announced the creative director of Saint Laurent Paris.

Clare Waight Keller (Givenchy)

Claire Waight Keller has worked in many luxury brands, including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Chloe. She is now the artistic director of Haute Couture and Ready-to-Wear for women and men at Givenchy.

Bruno Sialelli (Lanvin)

Bruno Sialelli, a 31-year old French designer is the creative director of Lanvin since January 2019. He worked also with Jonathan Anderson at the Spanish brand Loewe.

Natacha Ramsay-Levi (Chloe)

Natacha took the role of creative director of Chloe in 2017 and since then, she has established a strong silhouette to empower women of all kinds!

Laura Kim & Fernando Garcia (Oscar de la Renta)

Both Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia took the helm at Oscar de La Renta and the funny thing is that they both began their careers in fashion in this famous fashion house.

Nicolas Ghesquiere (Louis Vuitton)

Ghesquiere started his career as an assistant to Jean-Paul Gaultier. A few years later he started to work for the Paris fashion house Balenciaga which he left after the Gucci Group (PPR) bought it. In 2013, Ghesquiere officially became the creative director at Louis Vuitton.

Daniel Roseberry (Schiaparelli)

Daniel Roseberry is the artistic director of Schiaparelli since April 2019. He never worked in a couture atelier before, however, his first collection for the Autumn/Winter 2019 couture season was amazing!

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John Galliano (Maison Margiela)

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John Galliano was the head designer of French fashion companies like Givenchy, Christian Dior and his own label John Galliano. At the moment, he’s the creative director of the Paris-based fashion house Maison Margiela.

Jeremy Scott (Moschino)

Jeremy Scott is an American Fashion Designer and the creative director of the Fashion House Moschino. He’s known as “pop culture’s most irreverent designer”.

Words by Rita Archer