Sworders Fashion Designer Directory

Directory of Fashion Designers

Welcome to the Sworders Directory of Fashion Designers. Here you will find information on some of the world's most iconic brands whose works have been sold by Sworders, or will feature in one of our upcoming specialist auctions. We will continue to expand and develop this directory over the coming months.


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Balenciaga at Sworders


Balenciaga is a luxury fashion house that was founded in 1919 by Cristóbal Balenciaga, a leading fashion designer, born in the Basque Country in Spain....




Gabrielle Bonheur 'Coco' Chanel, born in 1883 in Saumur, France, was a business woman and fashion designer who became one of the most iconic French fashion designers of all time. Her timeless designs have never lost their appeal and are still desired around the world today....

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Hermès is a French fashion house producing luxury leather goods, jewellery, watches and ready-to-wear couture. They are famed for their high quality handbags such as the 'Birkin' and the 'Kelly' which have become highly sought after, reaching astronomical prices at auction in recent years. Every Hermes item is handmade and therefore has its own intricacies based on the craftsman and leather....

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'Italian elegance' are the words associated with Prada. Specialising in leather handbags, ready-to-wear, accessories and travel apparel, the company was founded in Milan by Mario Prada in 1913. The business was taken over by Mario’s granddaughter Miuccia Prada in 1978, and it was Miuccia who revolutionised the brand, changing the way people viewed fashion....

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Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

A leading English fashion designer born in 1969.  At the age of 16 he dropped out of school and began working on Saville Row....

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The British fashion company was founded in 1971 by Roger Saul in Somerset, England. Specialising in small leather goods, ready-to-wear items and home interior ware, the brand is most famous for the ‘Bayswater’ handbag....

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