3 Celebrity-approved designers to know: PRABAL GURUNG, BRANDON MAXWELL, CUSHNIE

Celebrity style can be an inspiration for fashion lovers when it comes to making the grandest choices in outfits and brands. Well, dressing like your favorite starlet could be an easy thing to pull off now that we’ve been doing the hard work for you of getting the best brands within your reach. Here are three celebrity-approved brands that are now available on IFCHIC. These designer labels will keep your IG feed looking sharp and make jaws drop wherever you go. And when you do, don’t leave your besties wondering where have you found your unique new pieces. Go on, share the excitement!

1. Prabal Gurung

If an overnight fashion success story belongs to anyone, that will be Mr. Prabal Gurung and his label. This Nepalese-American fashion designer gained huge popularity on social media after style icons like Demi Moore started showing off his pieces at fashion weeks and red carpets. The label has earned a cult following among celebrities including the likes of Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Zoe Saldana.

Rita Ora in another colorful outfit from the Prabal Gurung SS’19 collection

Popular Indian actress Karisma Kapoor in a shiny Prabal Gurung dress.


Prabal, who was born in Singapore, studied fashion designing at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, India. He later went on to study at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York. Forward to 2009, he launched his own eponymous collection and set course to becoming a world-renowned designer for creating beautiful apparel for women. The designer has also won applaud worthy awards in recent years, such as the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear. The list of his accomplishments extends to him being named as the Goodwill Ambassador of Maiti Nepal in 2011. His collections have also been featured in music videos like that of American artist Rye Rye’s electro-rap single ‘New Thing’.

Here are some of the key design attributes of the house of Prabal Gurung:

  • Structured statement pieces
  • Fashion-forward workwear
  • Specific color palettes for each season
  • Accentuating the waist through cinched-in silhouettes
  • Drop-waists
  • Obi belts

The addition of Prabal Gurung’s collection is definitely one of our top moments of the year  2019 on IFCHIC. His designs are not only breath-taking but quite innovative. If you’ve got a formal or semi-formal event coming up; Prabal Gurung is the designer that you’d want to go for.

2. BRANDON MAXWELL

Brandon Maxwell is an American fashion designer who launched his eponymous label in 2015. Since then, he has had a long trail of celebrity supporters like Lady Gaga and Blake Lively, the newest addition being the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. The popularity of the Brandon Maxwell label reached a new strength when he became Gaga’s fashion director in 2012 and remains till date. Brandon Maxwell is an inspiration for young designers across the world for the incredible journey that he has had. It is interesting to see how a fashion outsider found a way to hold his ground in the luxury fashion industry.

Lady Gaga wears Brandon Maxwell pink gown at 2019 Met Gala 

Meghan Markle in a shawl collar jacket and flutter hem sheath dress from the Brandon Maxwell Spring/Summer 2019 collection.


Brandon’s signature style includes his sculptural silhouettes and statement tailoring. Gorgeous celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Elizabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Aniston have been wearing his creations on the red carpet from years. The pale peach sheath dress and matching blazer from his spring/summer 2019 collection that the Duchess of Sussex donned earlier this year for a visit to the National Theatre in London, made it the third time she wore the brand since marrying Prince Harry. Also, an entourage of supermodels like the Hadid sisters and Karlie Kloss are muses to Maxwell.

Kim Kardashian in a Branden Maxwell dress for Vogue.

3. CUSHNIE

Here’s a brand that the Queen B herself, Beyonce, can’t get enough of. And here’s the good news – you might not be able to sing it like Beyonce but you can totally dress it up like her now. CUSHNIE is a women's ready-to-wear and accessories luxury brand that was founded in 2008 and is now available on IFCHIC.com.

Super-model Winnie Harlow for the Cushnie SS’19 show at the New York Fashion Week.

Designed and directed by the African-American designer Carly Cushnie, the label is an absolute celeb favorite. From Reese Witherspoon to Beyoncé to Kim Kardashian and Michelle Obama, everyone’s has been spotted wearing the label. Cushnie has created a collection that perfectly depicts a new kind of modern woman who has her own identity and isn't afraid to put her ideas out there. The celebrity fan following of the label also includes stars like Jenna Dewan, Eva Longoria and Taylor Schilling. Their laser-cut designs are quite frequent on the red carpet. Thanks to Cushnie’s clean, sharp approach for artfully minimal tailored pieces, the brand has established itself as sexy but powerful and is known for its perfect fits. This label will seriously have you re-considering your wardrobe choices.

Rihanna in a twisted cutout printed silk midi dress from Cushnie SS’19 collection

Ashley Graham in a Cushnie Pre-Fall 2019 dress.