StyleBistro Awards 2012: Cast Your Vote for Designer Website of the Year
Next up for today's StyleBistro Awards polling—designer websites. We want to know: which fashion house do you think flaunts the coolest, most interesting, and user-friendly website around? Vote below and make sure to check back on August 21 when we announce the winners!
Christian Louboutin: Christian Louboutin's website is like a weird circus you want to walk away from, but have to keep looking at because it's that strange. It gets even crazier when you click to open Louboutin World—a virtual pop-up book of Christian Louboutins (the person, not the shoes) in different costumes and settings. Everything moves with the swipe of a mouse, and there is even a surprise guest appearance by burlesque beauty Dita von Teese.
Maison Martin Margiela: When you arrive at Margiela's site it might take you a moment to realize you're actually there. The entire homepage is made up of Mac-looking windows, each of which represents a different section. Margiela's website is probably one of the most creative we've ever seen, and we also really respect that they almost tricked us, too.
Dior: The French fashion house's website is almost as breathtakingly beautiful as its clothes. Everytime a user scrolls her mouse over a tab, a new image pops up as the background, whether it's from the most recent runway show, an actress from a current campaign, or a close-up shot of a model. We could spend all day flipping through the amazing fashion photography and videos.
Lacoste: Taking a cue from the success of social media platforms such as Tumblr and Pinterest, Lacoste's homepage is a cluster of interesting images and items. The more you scroll, the more clickable cubes are revealed. From news to campaigns to videos to beauty to special promotions, this site has it all covered—and its incredible user interface, which features intuitive left-right scrolling and multiple moving images? Gorgeous.
Patrik Ervell: Sleek and simple, Patrik Ervell knocks it out of the park with the moving male models at the top of his homepage.
Anna Sui: Anna Sui's website looks a lot like that Facebook shopkeeper game. Upon entering the URL in your browser, you're quickly welcomed into a virtual boutique. For a hot-second you can almost pretend you're a cartoon living in Sui's purple, black, and red-filled world. How fun!
Rag & Bone: Rag & Bone's website gets even more impressive once you click on the blog. When redirected to that section, you'll find a bunch of vertical pictures overlapping each another. Every time you slide your mouse over one of them, they jet out to cover the other ones. Pretty snazzy!
Now it's your turn, which website do you like the most? Let us know, and vote below!
Voting has ended.
Maison Martin Margiela2%
Rag & Bone12%