High-end fashion and brands have become a part of our everyday life with the clothing and apparel industry booming like never before. Here’s a list of some of the most popular clothing brands in the world.
Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands and is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of classic American cool style, featuring preppy with twist designs.
Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality, and value to consumers worldwide under the Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim brands, with a breadth of collections including Hilfiger Collection, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, men’s, women’s and children’s sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear.
Catering to all age groups, from adults to kids, this brand has created a trusted name from itself in the American household.
French Connection (also branded as FCUK) offers a fashion-forward clothing range with a quirky spin on design, priding itself on quality and affordable prices.
Founded in 1972 by Stephen Marks, French Connection set out to create well-designed fashionable clothing that appealed to a broad market. The company became notorious for the use of the “fcuk” initialism in its advertising campaigns in the early 2000s which gained a lot of attention.
The French fashion house was founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label’s LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses, and books.
The Louis Vuitton label was founded by Vuitton in Paris, France in 1854. Vuitton first introduced his flat-bottom trunks with Trianon canvas, making them lightweight and airtight, and then went on to work on a wide range of products.
Calvin Klein is one of the most recognizable brands in fashion for over four decades now. The clean lines and spare shapes of the brand’s designs extend to women’s and men’s sportswear, jeans, shoes, underwear, fragrance, accessories, and products for the home.
Founded in 1968 as Calvin Klein Limited, the first Calvin Klein collection was a line of “youthful, understated coats and dresses” featured at the New York City store, Bonwit Teller. From there onwards, CK went on to appear in Vogue and numerous high-end fashion magazines. Klein also won a lot of awards for his product line and capitalized on advertisements with big names in the entertainment industry endorsing the brand.
American upscale clothing brand and retailer. Guess also markets other fashion accessories besides clothes, such as watches, jewelry, and perfumes.
Brothers Paul and Maurice Marciano moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and opened their first store in the upscale Beverly Hills area. Guess soon began advertising, and later introduced their iconic black-and-white ads in 1985. The company was one of the first companies to create designer jeans and then go on to other products.
Nike is an American corporation that designs and manufactures sports shoes, clothing, and accessories.
Nike was founded by University of Oregon track athlete Philip Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman in January 1964. The company initially operated as a distributor for Japanese shoemaker Onitsuka Tiger. According to Otis Davis, who later went on to win two gold medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics, Bowerman made the first pair of Nike shoes for him. After that, Nike reinvented the brand name and identity and never looked back.
Prada S.p.A. is an Italian luxury fashion house, specializing in ready-to-wear leather and fashion accessories, shoes, luggage, perfumes, watches.
The company was started in 1913 by Mario Prada and his brother Martino as a leather goods shop – Fratelli Prada in Milan, Italy. Initially, the shop sold leather goods and imported English steamer trunks and handbags. Mario Prada, his daughter Luisa Prada who took the helm of Prada as his successor, and ran it for almost twenty years successfully.
Adidas is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures sports shoes, clothing, and accessories. Besides sports footwear, Adidas also produces other products such as bags, shirts, watches, eyewear, and other sports and clothing-related goods.
Hailing from a small town in Bavaria, Germany, Adi Dassler registered the “Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik” in 1924 and embarked on his mission to provide athletes with the best possible equipment. Later rebranded as Adidas, the brand does just that, it has become one of the most trusted sportswear companies in the world.
Puma SE (officially branded as PUMA) is a major German multinational company that produces athletic and casual footwear, as well as sportswear
The company was formed in 1924 as Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik by Adolf and Rudolf Dassler. The relationship between the two brothers deteriorated until the two agreed to split in 1948, forming two separate entities, Adidas and Puma. Both companies are currently based in Herzogenaurach, Germany.
Zara is a Spanish fashion chain offering on-trend house-brand clothing, shoes & accessories.
The company was founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera. Zara has become the world’s largest apparel retailer over the years with its trendy designs and brand name.