FASHION MAY BE A BILLION DOLLAR GLOBAL INDUSTRY BUT, AT ITS HIGHEST ECHELONS, ITS SUCCESS RESTS UPON THE CREATIVITY AND INNOVATIVE SPIRIT OF A HANDFUL OF GREAT DESIGNERS AND HOUSES. DELVE INTO THEIR HISTORY BELOW.
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The eponymous brand of 'King of Couture' Cristobal Balenciaga has, like most fashion brands, had its ups and downs. One thing it has always stood for, however, is innovation.
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Famed for its Le Smoking tuxedo and credited by some its the invention of ready-to-wear, the impact of Yves Saint Laurent and his namesake brand on the fashion industry can’t be overstated.
Now an international household name and one of the world’s most coveted fashion brands, the eponymous founder of Dior was, in fact a relatively late bloomer who would transform the way the world would think about fashion forever.
The Italian house has recently entered a new post-Lagerfeld creative era – but its roots go back further farther than Kaiser Karl. Here's everything you need to know about the Fendi fashion house…
Gucci began life as a quietly luxurious equestrian and leather goods brand - but has grown to become one of the most exciting and experimental houses on the modern fashion scene. Here's how it got there...
From its iconic monogrammed It bags to its opinion-splitting ready-to-wear collections, for decades Louis Vuitton has reigned supreme as one of the world’s most sought after fashion brands. This is how it got there.
Few houses have a history so full of the highest highs and lowest lows like Versace. Yet, despite all the tragedy and scandal, the Versace house has remained one of the world’s most famous and respected for decades. Here’s everything you need to know.