Top 10 Italian Clothing Brands

By | January 13, 2011

Italy is best known for the race car Ferrari and the luxury fashion industry. Here is a collection of top 10 Italian fashion clothing brands with short introductions. Please add your comments if you have some idea or review on these brands.

1. Giorgio Amarni

Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion house that designs, manufactures, distributes, and retails haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, eyewear, cosmetics, and home interiors. Armani markets its products under several sub-labels including Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Emporio Armani, AJ | Armani Jeans, AX | Armani Exchange, Armani Junior, and Armani/Casa. The brand Armani has become synonymous with high-fashion and couture worldwide and is considered one of the most prestigious names in the fashion industry.

2. Prada

Prada is an Italian fashion brand specializing in luxury goods including ready-to-wear, leather accessories, shoes, luggage, hats and more. It was founded by Mario Prada in 1913. The brand is considered by some people as a status symbol.

3. Gucci

Gucci is one of the top Italian clothing brands. It was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci. In 1938, Gucci expanded and a boutique was opened in Rome. Gucci climbed to 41st position in the magazine’s annual 2009 “Top Global 100 Brands” chart created by Interbrand. Gucci is also the biggest-selling Italian brand.

4. Fendi

Fendi is an Italian high fashion brand best known for its “baguette” handbags. It was launched in 1925 as a fur and leather shop in Rome, but today is a multinational luxury goods brand owned by LVMH.

5. Versace

Versace is an Italian fashion label founded by Gianni Versace in 1978. Versace is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses. Versace designs, markets and distributes luxury clothing, accessories, fragrances, makeup and home furnishings under the various brands of the Versace Group.

6. Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana , is an Italian luxury fashion house. The company was started by the Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in Milan, Italy. Their clothing designs are usually black in color and geometric in shape.

7. Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.p.A. is an Italian luxury goods company, with headquarters in Florence, specializing in shoes, leather goods, and ready-to-wear for men and women. It is the parent company of the Ferragamo Group. The company also produces eyewear and watches through licensees.

8. Miu Miu

Miu Miu is a high fashion brand from the Prada fashion house, opened in 1992 and headed by Miuccia Prada. The name of the collection is taken from Miuccia Prada’s nickname.

9. Missoni

Missoni is an Italian fashion house based in Varese. It is famous for its unique knitwear, made from a variety of fabrics in colourful patterns. The company was founded by Ottavio (“Tai”) and Rosita Missoni in 1953.

10. Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli is one of the most elegant, futuristic and stylish Italian brands. It’s all about details, luxury and sex-appeal. Every Collection is colorful, bright and magnetic.

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