Fashion houses: the most famous in the world

Fashion houses: the most famous in the world

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Fashion houses: the most famous in the world in Lusso Mag's post

Among the most famous fashion houses in the world here are some of the most prestigious that dictate the latest trends in fashion. I anticipate that many of them are Italian. But let's see them together right now!

1. Louis Vuitton

French fashion brand in the world for luxury handbags and accessories, was founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The company produces shoes, watches, sunglasses, jewelry, accessories and is among the most famous in the fashion industry. It is now the icon of luxury in the world in all its forms.

2. Prada

World famous brand, it produces clothing and a large amount of accessories, including watches and travel items. Prada is closely linked to the story of Miuccia Prada, the Italian fashion designer who, together with her husband the manager, succeeded in relaunching the family fashion house, and to whom even Hollywood has dedicated a film (The Devil Wears Prada).

3. Armani

Founded in 1975 and one of the most famous Italian fashion houses, the brand also has other sub-brands, including Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Emporio Armani, AJ Armani Jeans and others. Giorgio Armani has managed in this way to diversify the brand's fashion collections, and make sure that they can be enjoyed by different targets.

4. Hermès

A French haute couture company, Hermès produces high quality, sophisticated and classy clothing and accessories. The luxury fashion brand was launched by Thierry Hermès in 1837 and is still today a symbol of elegance and luxury.

5. Ferragamo

The Italian fashion house was founded in 1927 by Salvatore Ferragamo who started with high-class leather goods and then successfully embarked on the path into fashion. The company is now listed on the FTSE MIB index of the Milan Stock Exchange and its CEO is Ferruccio Ferragamo.

6. Chanel

Born around 1920, the Chanel brand has been world famous since its designer, Coco Chanel launched her first line of perfumes and introduced the iconic suit. One of the most important French fashion houses, a symbol of feminine elegance, charm, but also an icon of the femininity of the career woman.

7. Gucci

Founded in 1921 by fashion designer Guccio Gucci, it became famous very early on for its prestigious leather goods, and then embarked on a successful journey into the world of fashion. After so many years, the brand is still on the crest of a wave and is most famous for its fabulous luxury handbags.

8. Dior

Founded in 1946 by Christian Dior, the Dior fashion house has taken the fashion world by storm with its innovations that have made the brand great. Today, Christian Dior SE is a European company specializing in haute couture owned by French tycoon Bernard Arnault.

9. Dolce & Gabbana

Rising to fame in 1985, the Italian fashion house has made a name for itself in the industry thanks to the elegant and eye-catching clothes appreciated by divas. The two Italian designers have always produced garments that combine elegance and proudly carry Italy and Italianness around the world, thanks in part to their iconic advertising campaigns.

10. Benetton

Founded in 1965 by Luciano, Gilberto, Giuliana and Carlo Benetton, it boasts its own network of franchise stores around the world. It is an Italian company that still boasts an enviable position in the international fashion scene.

11. Max Mara

An Italian fashion house that is part of the Max Mara Fashion Group holding, it was officially founded in 1951 and has had Karl Lagerfeld and Dolce & Gabbana among its designers.

12. Versace

Founded in 1978 by Gianni Versace, the company has dressed the most famous personalities of the international star-system and today is directed by Donatella Versace, an Italian designer who managed to take the reins of the company and relaunch it after the tragedy that happened to her brother in 1997. Today Versace has become part of a new luxury group along with Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo.

13. Trussardi

Remaining in the sphere of made in Italy, one cannot fail to mention Trussardi. Founded in 1911 in Bergamo by the Trussardi family, it mainly produced leather goods and the only items of clothing were gloves. From the late 1970s on, however, the company expanded its sights. With Nicola Trussardi at the helm, it began producing high fashion, perfumes and a jeans line aimed at younger people. Today, the maison is divided into three production lines: Trussardi, for men's and women's haute couture; Trussardi, which distributes the more casual line and also the accessories of the family tradition; Trussardi Jeans, which since 1986 has specialized in jeans, also for children (Trussardi Junior). Recently, the company has also branched out into interior design.

14. Hugo Boss

This brand comes from Germany, from Metzingen where it was founded in 1923. From a simple textile company, it became the first and most famous in Germany during the war years, as the official supplier of Hitler's SS uniforms. A mark of infamy that cost, after World War II, heavy fines and commercial limitations to its founder, Hugo Ferdinand Boss. After his death, the company was recovered and transformed. The military style that had distinguished it became men's clothes of the highest quality. Today, in the field of men's haute couture, the name Hugo Boss - which also signs perfumes for men - is number one in the world.

15. Valentino

Synonymous with Italian fashion in the world, the brand founded in 1957 by Valentino Garavani is today an untouchable institution. An absolute myth. Yet it is still tied to the stereotype of the high-class dress, reserved for the few. But recently the company has been renewing itself, without abandoning the style that formed it. Today it has more than ten sub-brands, including Valentino Roma, which produces clothes affordable for all women, and RED Valentino, which is aimed - even with affordable prices - at young people, with garments of modern design and always current.

16. Zegna

Ermenegildo Zegna, or simply Zegna, is another important name of our made in Italy. Started in the early twentieth century from the base in a Piedmontese woolen mill, thanks to the youngest son of the founder - Ermenegildo, precisely - the company was transformed into a fashion house. Zegna's fashion, however, is not for the few, on the contrary, it is accessible to the changes and needs of all types of customers and all budgets. This is another reason why it is one of the most famous fashion houses in the world.

17. Givenchy

It was designer Hubert de Givenchy who founded this French brand in 1952. His imprint, which shaped the company for 40 years, can still be seen today in the sophistication of the garments and the quality of the fabrics. Audrey Hepburn loved this brand to the point of becoming a living testimonial of each of their productions. Between 2001 and 2017, several young directors, including Italian Riccardo Tisci, revived the brand's image by expanding it to sectors other than high fashion.