Fashion is one of the ways for us to show our personality, as wearing specific types and colors of clothes will invoke a certain emotion or feeling whenever other people see what we are wearing. For example, if we wear colorful clothes, most people would assume that we are very lively and outgoing, but if we wear dark clothes, they may feel that we are serious and straightforward. Because of the importance of showing what we truly are with clothes, fashion has never been truly out of style, even if it has evolved many times over the course of human history.
If we wanted to make other people view us as lavish and sophisticated, we would need to wear clothes designed and sold by some of the most renowned and luxurious clothing brands in the world. Here are the most expensive clothing brands you should know about to get the trendiest and most stylish outfits.
A clothing brand founded by brothers Mario and Martino Prada in 1913, Prada is considered one of the best clothing brands in the world because of the brand’s ability to follow and create trends. While it is mostly known as a clothing brand for women, Prada also has fashion goods that are suitable for men. Prada specializes in items made of leather, such as handbags and shoes, although they also have accessories that are not made of leather, like eyeglasses and perfumes. As of 2016, the net income of Prada is estimated at 333 million euros, and their revenue is still soaring as of 2020.
Despite only being known for its handbags, the fashion brand Hermes is still quite a profitable company, and even their net income is much bigger than some of the brands on this list. Founded by Thierry Hermes in 1938, the Parisian luxury brand focuses on creating expensive luxury leather goods like handbags and home furnishings, but they also have other items sold like perfumes, watches, and different types of jewelry. It is reported that the net income of Hermes as of 2019 is 1.528 billion euros.
Whenever you think about popular clothing brands, one of the first names that will come to your mind is Chanel. Founded by renowned fashion designer Coco Chanel in 1910, the fashion house was first focused on bringing sophistication to women’s clothing by making clothes simpler and more utilitarian. Today, Chanel is not only known for its clothing but also for its cosmetics and fragrances. Interestingly, the Chanel No. 5 perfume is regarded as one of the best fragrances in the world. Chanel has a net income of 2.14 billion euros as of 2019, making it a truly expensive clothing brand.
A popular brand that makes waves in whatever trend is set in fashion is Gucci, a luxury fashion house that was founded by Italian businessman and fashion designer Guccio Gucci. In the past, Gucci has primarily focused on making luxury handbags and footwear, but in recent years, they have transitioned to making “streetwear,” which is a fashion trend that originated from the American skate culture. Because of the brand’s ability to keep up with the trends, Gucci remains a top brand in fashion. As of 2018, the revenue of Gucci is estimated at 9.628 billion euros.
Louis Vuitton is arguably the most popular clothing brand in the world, as its iconic “LV” logo is easily recognizable as a symbol of elegance and luxury. So, whenever you have Louis Vuitton clothes or bags with their LV logo, other people that will see your outfit would automatically assume that you are a luxurious person. During the past 20 years, the brand has a negative connotation that it is only made for older people, but in recent years, Louis Vuitton tried to change that stigma and started designing and producing clothes for streetwear, similar to what Gucci is doing in the present. Reports in 2020 estimate that the revenue of Louis Vuitton is at $17 billion.
A famous clothing brand created by Christian Dior, Dior offers simplistic-yet-luxurious designs for people that want to stand out in the crowd but don’t look too lavish enough to be extravagant. Recently, Dior has been collaborating with many known brands to create one-of-a-kind and rare items, with one being the Jordan x Dior Air Jordan 1, which is considered to be the most hyped sneaker in 2020. Similar to Gucci, Burberry, Armani, D & G, and Louis Vuitton, the signature pattern or logo of Dior is also one of the recognizable brand symbols in the world. The net income of Dior sits at 2.93 billion euros as of 2019.
Versace is an Italian luxury brand that was founded by fashion designer Giani Versace in 1978. Shortly after the founding of the company, it quickly became one of the top brands in fashion, as Versace has been able to cut through the trends and create its own, thus forcing other brands to try to replicate the company’s success. Even though some unfortunate events occurred within the company, with the most tragic one being Giani Versace’s assassination in 1997, the successors to the brand are still faithful to Giani’s philosophy in fashion design, which is why the brand is still popular today. Estimates indicate that the revenue of Versace as of 2016 is 669 million euros.
Wearing clothing and accessories designed and sold by these brands would surely make you stand out in the crowd during parties, events, or dinners. However, your sense of fashion doesn’t really need to rely on brands alone, as you would also need to see if the clothes designed by those brands would fit or suit you well. Dress wisely, and don’t allow the trends to dictate too much of what you wear.