I really do not base anything on designers. I buy & wear what I like at the time. I truly gravitate to many different labels, many are not designers at all. I may love one piece that Vera Wang did, and hate everything else she has. The same with all of the others. To me, a label is a label is a label.
I am not concerning designers. Though I fall in love Alex McQueen's designs, it's too hard and too straight to wear them in street. I would buy the dress, clothes,bags, shoes I love at the first sight and not care who is the designer!