Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel opened a millinery shop in Paris in 1909, and in 1913, she began creating sportswear for women using jersey fabric. During the 1920s, Chanel helped popularize simple line silhouette designs “flat-chested” Chanel suit, No. 5 perfume and masculine colors, including gray and navy blue. Today, one of the most iconic designer brands for women, Chanel is still known for his “little black dress”, No. 5 perfume, and classic wear.
6. Christian Dior
Christian Dior created his company with the same name in 1946, and in 1947, he launched his first fashion collection, which was widely recognized and called the “New Look”. The collection embraced the feminine form and look for the entire roof surface while maintaining some masculine influences of World War II. This collection has been credited with reviving the fashion industry couture and bring back to high France. Today, Dior is owned by LVMH and also consists of divisions composed of Dior Homme and baby Dior. In the 21st century, Dior is known for its formal style and minimalist, but also romantic, while challenging the conventions of today.
7. Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana was formed in 1985 by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. It was not until his fourth collection of Dolce’s Sicilian roots embraced and impacted the market for Italian fashion. This brand has branched out to design knitwear, underwear, beachwear and lines and has been associated with celebrities such as Madonna, Duran Duran, Beyonce and Whitney Houston. Today, the fashion house continues to embrace its Italian heritage, especially the influences of Sicily, vibrant prints and eclectic designs.
The House of Fendi was established in Rome in 1925 as a luxury brand fur and leather goods. Brand family grew, and in 1965, Karl Lagerfeld became the creative director who helped women’s ready-to-wear line launch in 1977. Fendi joined the LVMH group in 2001, and although the company still uses the skin, it has experimented with leatherette materials in some of its latest catwalk collections. One of the best brands of Italian design, Fendi combines unique style with fine fabrics for a variety of recreational products, including shoes, leather goods, watches, and more.