Archive for September 21st, 2007

The House of Prada: Fashion Designer

The House of Prada: Fashion Designer

Prada, S.p.A. is a well-known Italian fashion company with retail outlets worldwide. The company, originally known in Italy as “Prada Brothers,” was founded in 1913 by Mario Prada in Milan.Mario Prada designed and sold handbags, shoes, trunks, and suitcases through two boutiques in Milan, and had clients across Europe and the United States. When the signature Prada suitcases, made from heavy, cumbersome walrus skin, proved to be ill-suited for air travel, Prada concentrated on designing exquisit…

The House of Gucci: Fashion Designer

The House of Gucci:  Fashion Designer

The House of Gucci, better known as Gucci, is an Italian French-owned iconic luxury goods label. It was founded by Guccio Gucci (1881-1953) in Florence in 1906. It is considered as one of the most famous, prestigious, and easily recognizable fashion brands in the world.Gucci is also one of the Top 100 Brands cited by BusinessWeek magazine, generating over US$7 billion of revenue worldwide in 2006. It is the second biggest selling fashion brand after LVMH and the biggest selling Italian brand in …

The House of Chanel: Fashion Designer

The House of Chanel: Fashion Designer

More commonly known as Chanel, the House of Chanel is a Parisian fashion house in France. It was founded by Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel (1883-1971). The privately held House of Chanel is currently jointly owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gerard Wertheimer, grandsons of the early Chanel partner Pierre Wertheimer.Chanel revolutionize haute couture fashion by completely replacing the traditional corset with comfortable and casually elegant suits and dresses. Coco Chanel introduced to the world her…

Byblos: Fashion Designer

Byblos was established in 1973 in Italy. At first, its very emphatic style was created by then young and creative genius Gianni Versace (from 1977 to 1979), who was then followed by French designer Guy Paulin (1979 to 1982). However, the very essence of Byblos’ success and longevity was the long collaboration between English designers Keith Verty and Alan Cleaver (1981 to 1996). Other designers who have been part of the brand’s creative efforts include Richard Tyler, John Bartlett, and Martine S…