Everyone loves a bit of luxury in their life as there’s no doubt that these brands often give people a feeling of power and prestige.
Luxury fashion houses design, create, and market high fashion – more eloquently known as haute couture – collection of clothing and accessories which are trend-setting, limited in quantity and extremely expensive to purchase. They offer everything from suits to basic tees and underwear. All are made from exceptionally high-quality fabric/materials and sewn with great finesse by trained hands.
Getting labelled as a high fashion brand, designers have to show their collections at one of the world’s four annual most renowned fashion weeks, which take place in Paris, Milan, London, and New York.
Because of this, we have rounded up five of the most famous fashion brands that you need to know.
Founded by Italian businessman and fashion designer Guccio Gucci in 1921, the fashion house is one of the original luxury labels and one of the world leaders in apparel and accessories. Gucci is best known for its innovative and timeless designs that are extravagant and luxurious as well. It continues to redefine fashion to fit the accelerating change of the 21st century while representing at the same time the highest quality of Italian craftsmanship and attention to detail.
American fashion designer Donna Karen founded her diffusion brand DKNY in 1984 and few years later debuted DKNY for men in 1992. The label soon became best known for its sporty influences, casual chic, and clever use of branding. DKNY carries a strong sense of New York as many of its shirts and jumpers are featuring the city landscape. The DKNY design ethos is at the core of its uncomplicated and laid back style.
DKNY Jeans, DKNY Active, DKNY Underwear, DKNY Jeans Juniors, and DKNY Kids were also launched under the DKNY fashion empire.
The Italian luxury fashion house is one of the biggest names in the industry, founded in 1913 by Mario Prada. It offers high fashion goods for men and women, including leather handbags, travel accessories, shoes, ready-to-wear, perfumes and other fashion accessories,
Prada is best known for thinking outside the box. The label prides itself on the uncompromised quality and freedom of expression.
Burberry is perhaps Britain’s best known luxury fashion house with headquarters in London. This historic and iconic label was founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, who originally designed his clothing to protect people from the cold harsh weather of Britain, sourcing hardwearing fabrics that revolutionised weatherproof clothing. To date, the brand has a distinctive British identity known for its classic outerwear pieces, using traditional woven patterns and slick tailoring.
It continues to market its trademark trench coats, ready-to-wear outerwear, handbags, fragrances, sunglasses and cosmetics to this day.
5- Saint Laurent
Fashion genius Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé, both French, founded the brand 1961. The French luxury house is one of the world’s most prominent fashion houses. It is best known for embodying youth culture and emphasising gender-fluidity through its gender-neutral clothing and simple, yet classic style, which is explosively cool, entwining rebellious, punk with luxury.