Robert Cavalli is a high-end Italian fashion company founded by Roberto Cavalli, opening his first boutique in Saint-Tropez in 1972. Cavalli is especially well known for exotic prints, and work with printing on leather, and other fashion innovations. The Roberto Cavalli fashion house currently is composed of the following labels: Roberto Cavalli, just cavalli, Roberto Cavalli Junior, Roberto Caval[...]
Balenciaga is a European fashion house founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga in 1919. Balenciaga was born in Spain, but because of turmoil in the country at the time, he moved his operations to Paris. Balenciaga launched in Paris in 1937, and was an immediate success. In 1951, he revolutionized the silhouette, and in 1955 his original design of the tunic dress would eventually evolved into the chemis[...]

Zac Posen - Boy Wonder

Zac Posen is an American luxury fashion designer from New York City. He is also currently an official judge on Project Runway Season 11 on Lifetime Television. His fashion career began when he made a dress for Naomi Campbell that became a shared item among many people in the fashion industry. In 2001, Zac Posen set up his fashion operations, and had his first runway show. Soon after, he set up [...]
Calvin Klein is the founder of Calvin Klein Inc., an American fashion company founded in 1968 and currently owned by PVH.  The Calvin Klein line has been very well known for its use of celebrities in advertising, including Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Sabato Jr., Kate Moss, Natalia Vodianova, Scott King, Toni Garrn, Tyson Ballou, Lara Stone, Christy Turlington, Jerry Hall, Patti Hansen, Tom Hintnaus, Do[...]
Burberry is an English luxury fashion company, founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry in Basingstoke, England. Burberry is well known for fashion accessories, ready-to-wear outerwear, fragrances, eyewear, and cosmetics. The first Burberry shop opened in London in 1891, with a collection of “outdoor” clothes. The Burberry check pattern is one of the world’s most copied trademarks. The iconic piece i[...]
Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. is an Italian, luxury fashion company that specializes in shoes, leather goods, and ready-to-wear fashions for both women and men. The company was founded by Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence, Italy in 1928. Salvatore Ferragamo actually first started in fashion after he moved to California around 1914. He created footwear fashion for Hollywood stars such as Gloria Swans[...]
Donna Karan founded DKNY in 1984, a New York based fashion company that features men and women’s fashion, leather goods, and watches. Donna Karan was employed at Anne Klein, and when Klein died in 1974, Donna Karan was named head designer. In 1984, she left Anne Klein and formed her new company. Donna Karan became associated with the “Essentials” collection, which consisted of seven simple piec[...]
H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB is a Swedish fashion company and retail clothing company founded in 1947 in Västerås, Sweden. The company provides “fast-fashion” clothing for women, teenagers, men, and children, and operates in 62 countries. H&M operates over 4,000 stores. In November 20014 H&M partnered with Karl Lagerfeld to offer an exclusive collection at select stores. In 2005, H&a[...]
Diane von Fürstenberg is a designer and fashion house of the same name, founded in 1972 by Diane von Fürstenberg. DVF is known for its iconic “wrap dress”, ready-to-wear, accessories, prints, shoes, handbags, leather goods, jewelry, and scarves. In 1974, Diane von Fürstenberg created her knitted jersey “wrap dress”, which she would become famous for. Next, she launched a cosmetics line called “[...]
Alexander McQueen is a British fashion house founded by Alexander McQueen in 1992. At the start, the fashion company utilized controversial marketing tactics to establish the brand name. The runway shows for Alexander McQueen have been extremely unconventional. Alexander McQueen himself has produced 36 collections for the Alexander McQueen design house. In 2000, Gucci took controlling intere[...]