9. Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani created his eponymous brand in 1975 in Milan, and released men’s and women’s ready-to-wear line after that. This luxury brand grew dramatically in the 1980s due to the use of unconventional Armani Emporio with online advertising, including television commercials and billboards advertising. He also created the costumes for more than 100 films, including American Gigolo and The Untouchables. Undoubtedly one of the most elegant designer brands for women, Armani is still known for its suits and formal wear, especially in the business sector.
Hubert de Givenchy established this brand in 1952 in Paris and began creating blouses and skirts using raw cotton, which achieved great critical acclaim. During the 1950s through the 1970s, Givenchy was associated with Audrey Hepburn to create clothes on and off the screen, including the famous Hepburn black dress and wide-brimmed hat in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Clare Waight Keller, designer of the wedding dress of Meghan Markle, is currently the creative director of the house. Today, the luxury brand owned by LVMH and blurs the line between traditional and modern preparation.
Guccio Gucci in Florence developed this brand in 1921 after being impressed with the products of leather luggage he saw at the Savoy Hotel in London. The leather goods brand was created in Florentine style. The family expanded to Milan and Rome shortly after. Gucci is known for its interlocking double-G logo and its use of red and green stripes. Under the creative direction of Alessandro Michele, this fashion house is one of the most discussed designer brands in social media and has been associated with brands like Fiat and The Walt Disney Company.
Hermès began in 1837 in Paris where Thierry Hermès created high quality wrought iron harnesses and bridles for carriages. It was not until the 1920s that Hermès added accessories and clothing collections, and during the 1930s, the iconic bag, which later became known as the Kelly bag after Grace Kelly and Hermès scarves, in the shape of a square. Today, one of the most luxury designer brands for women, Hermes is known for its leather goods, including Birkin bag and its traditional line of ready-to-wear.