If I had to wear one designer until I die it would be Alaia. His designs are timeless, classic and flattering to all body types. Worn by a 15 year old oligarchs daughter or your 80 year old grandmother, Alaia will always cause a stir.
Seasonal trends don't ever seem to matter which for me shows a true designer. Each piece is timeless and doesn't buy into 'seasonal must-haves', thank god someone has a little sense. So instead of frittering away your pocket money on Topshop, ASOS and Primark (made by underpaid, underaged children in Sri Lanka) save up and invest in something you can wear and not be the butt of your children's jokes when they look back through old albums.