The fashion world can be a confusing and tricky place; trends seem to come out of nowhere and then suddenly disappear into a dark abyss, not to be seen again for another 50 years, but the Master Chart of Fashion Influence infographic does a great job of making sense of it all.

The big names in the fashion industry are sorted in terms of their style. For instance, at the very top are the Traditional brands like Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Ralph Lauren. From there, labels like Michael Kors branch out into Relaxed Opulence, while on the other side of the spectrum, a fashion house like Rag & Bone falls into two categories: Experimental and Intense Chic.

The Master Chart of Fashion Influence infographic really is a handy guide to fashion's big names. Be warned, however, that this only covers New York-based designers. There is still much to learn from London, Milan, Toronto and Paris.

Until then, fashion lovers, this is enough homework. Get to studying!