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Can you recognise these famous fashion logos?

Do you know your Versace from your Valentino?

By Shweta Gandhi  August 29th, 2017

From Fendi and Ferragamo to Versace and Valentino, the list of luxury fashion designers is endless. But how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? By knowing their iconic logos, of course. While some designers can be recognised with their ubiquitous monograms, others are more subtle who can be identified with a particular pattern or design.

This quiz looks at 15 Indian and international names that you need to know and quizzes you on their distinctive qualities and symbols.

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This Indian designer is a favourite of Kate Middleton

1. Ritu Kumar

2. Anita Dongre

3. Masaba Gupta

This designer is known for his gothic looks

1. Gareth Pugh

2. Rick Owen

3. Alexander McQueen

This iconic tartan belongs to...

1. Christopher Kane

2. Burberry

3. Vivienne Westwood

3. Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen became known for using skulls in his designs. The skull scarf gained immense popularity when top celebrities like Johnny Depp, Lindsay Lohan and Cameron Diaz started wearing it, to the extent that it was copied all around the world.

2. Burberry

In the 1920s, Burberry introduced a tartan plaid sewn within the lining of their popular trench coats, and today, this print is used all over their collections. The most popular variation is the tan or cream coloured one, with black and white intersecting stripes, narrow red accent stripes and the Knight insignia.

Which brand has an eagle as its logo?

1. Urban Outfitters

2. A.F Vandevorst

3. Emporio Armani

1. Fendi

Fendi was established in 1918, but it was only in 1964 when the Fendi sisters branded the label with its famous black and brown double ‘F’ logo.

This intricately woven design is seen on

1. Christian Dior

2. Chanel

3. Dolce & Gabbana

1. Christian Dior

Dior’s first fashion show in 1947 saw salon chairs that featured a rattan cannage design that six years later was introduced in the packaging for his perfume L’Eau Fraîche. Today, these two warp and weft threads along with two-crossed diagonal threads have become an iconic symbol that is seen in the brand’s shoes, handbags and even eye shadows.

This double F logo belongs to?

1. Fendi


3. Francesco Scognamiglio 

1. Roger Vivier

Roger Vivier, also known as the Fabergé of footwear, uses a lot of geometric shapes and embroideries in his footwear. In 1967, actress Catherine Deneuve who starred in Belle de Jour wore a pair of pumps with a square metal buckle, which eventually became the brand's icon.

This anagram is seen on the brand's accessories as well as its clothes

1. Alberta Ferretti

2. Louis Phillippe

3. Loewe

These stripes are synonymous with:

1. Gucci

2. Ralph Lauren

3. Tommy Hilfiger

3. Loewe

In the last couple of years, Loewe has reinvented itself with a new logo and a new typeface. This anagram features a quadruple-L insignia designed by a Spanish artist Vicente Vela in 1970.

You will often spot this design on the brand's belts and bags

1. Salvatore Ferragamo

2. Givenchy

3. Giovani

Which label uses this buckle in their accessories?

1. Roger Vivier

2. Aéropostale

3. Emporio Armani

Which designer's signature is a padlock and a key?

1. Miu Miu

2. Michael Kors

3. Tom Ford

2. Tory Burch

The double-T stands for the designer’s first name, and is seen in all of her offerings from clothes to accessories. The designer became famous in 2004 when Oprah Winfrey endorsed her on her show.

3. Versace

Gianni Versace, the founder of Versace, created this logo in 1978. He was inspired by Medusa’s transformation into a beast by Athena. The Medusa emblem soon became an iconic fashion motif.

1. Salvatore Ferragamo

The Gancino logo is more than a mere design element—it is a brand icon for Salvatore Ferragamo. It was first featured as the clasp of a handbag in 1969. According to legend, the inspiration of the shape and design came from the wrought-iron gate of Palazzo Spini Feroni in Florence which is where the Ferragamo business originated.

This double T logo stands for

1. Tom Gilbey

2. Tory Burch

3. Tibi

3. Emporio Armani

The Emporio Armani logo is an eagle looking in the right direction. It stands for the brand’s quality, excellence and feat.