How to pronounce fashion's most difficult words

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HERMES

French designer Hermes is pronounced ER-MEZ.

New York, UNITED STATES: A employee holds displays a 129,000 USD crocodile Hermes Birkin Bag for the press during a private opening for the new Hermes store on Wall Street in New York 21 June 2007. The store which is located at 15 Broad Steet is across the street from the New York Stock Exchange. The store is one of several luxury shops opening near Ground Zero as part of a revitalization project in the area. AFP PHOTO/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

LOUIS VUITTON

The iconic French fashion house is unfortunately often mispronounced. LOO-WEE VWEE-TAHN.

FLORENCE, ITALY - APRIL 16, 2012: Louis Vuitton flagship store in the Piazza degli Strozzi, luxury shopping street in Florence on April 16, 2012. The Louis Vuitton label was founded by Vuitton in 1854

ESPADRILLES

These casual summer shoes are a bit difficult on the tongue. Espadrilles are pronounced ES-PUH-DRILS

GISILE BUNDCHEN

The Brazilian bombshell has become a household name -- that many mispronounce. JI-ZEL-LAY BOON-THAIN

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Gisele Bundchen attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

CHAMBRAY

A multitude of designers have incorporated this soft chambray cloth into their designs. SHAM-BRAY

ARGYLE

For anyone who is serious about their argyle socks, it's AHR-GAHYL.

YVES SAINT LAURENT

Though the French designer has revamped its brand and dropped the Yves from Yves Saint Laurent, it was pronounced: EVE-SAN-LAU-RON.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Fashion Student Fiona Dai wears a Topshop coat, KTZ dress and an Yves Saint Laurent clutch bag on day 2 of London Collections: Men on June 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)

EPAULETTES

Epaulettes are decorative shoulder pieces often seen on military uniforms, EP-UH-LET.

BVLGARI

The intricate jewellery company is pronounced BUL-GAREE.

Italian luxury jeweler Bvlgari CEO, Jean-Christophe Babin (R) smiles as he poses with US actress Uma Thurman wearing a total of 30 million yen (300,000 USD) Bvlgari jewellery at a reception for the 130th Anniversary of Bvlgari in Tokyo on May 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

MONTBLANC

The luxury pen company is pronounced MAHWN-BLAH

Palm trees stand next to the Montblanc Boutique Rodeo Drive store in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Known for its unmistakable red-soles, Christian Louboutin is pronounced CHRISTIAN LOO-BOO-TAN.

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By NADIA SIKANDER
The fashion industry is chock full of designers with difficult names to pronounce and even more mysterious patterns and fabrics for the average shopper.

With Mercedez-Benz's annual Fashion Week upon us, we put together a little something so you're not caught mispronouncing these trendy words. You'll find everything from famed French designer Hermes (pronounced ER-MEZ) to the stylish chambray (SHAM-BREY) everyone is wearing in the gallery above.
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