How to Pronounce Fashion Names (Video)

How To Pronounce Fashion Names How To Pronounce Fashion Names (Video)

There were times when I pronounced Chanel as Channel. There were times when my tongue got twisted trying to pronounce “Ermenegildo Zegna”. And there were also times when I pronounced Miu Miu as “Meow meow” (ok, that was by accident).

My knowledge of pronouncing the big names was a little shaky back then, but even now I might still need to repeat the names twice (and in a slower pace) to get them right.

I’ve put together a video of the names in their original pronunciation. I think it would be fun and useful to you.

 How To Pronounce Fashion Names (Video)

The names mentioned:

  1. Balenciaga
  2. Balmain
  3. Bottega Veneta
  4. Chanel
  5. Chloe
  6. Christian Dior
  7. Christian Lacroix
  8. Christian Louboutin
  9. Comme Des Garcons
  10. Ermenegildo Zegna
  11. Givenchy
  12. Guerlain
  13. Hermes
  14. Jean Paul Gaultier
  15. L’oocitane
  16. Loewe
  17. Louis Vuitton
  18. Maison Martin Margiela
  19. Pierre Cardin
  20. Salvatore Ferragamo
  21. Thierry Mugler
  22. Versace
  23. Yves Saint Laurent

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  • BenC

    LOL! More like ‘How to pronounce French names’! I think we can all pronounce em like how we pronounce English names, the French accent and pronunciation is really unnecessary. Overdo it, and you’ll sound like a poser. Just my two cents 🙂

    • Thanks for ur two cents! 🙂

  • Keith

    L’Oocitane or L’Occitane? Btw, I realize that French don’t pronounce letter R as “Arr” but as “Argh”. Just like how we pronounce R here in Sarawak. Haha

    • YESSSSS THE TYPO! Hahaha just noticed. 😛

  • Akmall Razlan

    Learning other languages through fashion. why not? right?