Foreign Brands Clothes
Foreign Brands Clothes: International brands are where its at. Iconic fashion houses like Gucci, Prada, Chanel and more are still trailblazers to this day, while more affordable options like Zara, Mango and Ganni are leveling up their offerings by staying even more on top of friends (and creating new ones!). From the viral green Zara dress that made waves over the summer to Ganni’s signature oversized collar look, it’s easier than ever to stand out and find your own unique sense of fashion on a budget.
The brand Prada dates back over one hundred years. In 1913, the House of Prada was formed by Mario Prada. The first store opened in Milan on the well-known Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II. This original store, run by Mario Prada, initially sold travel accessories, trunks, steamers, and other leather products. In 1919, the brand was thrust into the public spotlight when they were awarded the honored title of Official Supplier of the Italian Royal House - the Italian royal family. This is just how Prada got their logo.
The Gucci family claims its origins are rooted in the merchant city of Florence since around 1410. Guccio Giovanbattista Giacinto Dario Maria Gucci (1881–1953) left Florence for Paris, and settled in London in 1897 to work at the high-end Savoy Hotel. While working as a bellhop there, he would load/unload the luggage of the hotel's wealthy clients, learning about their tastes in fashion, quality, fabrics, and traveling conditions. He later worked four years for the Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, the European rail company that specialized in upscale travel leisure, thus further enhancing his experience with luxurious traveling lifestyles. After World War I, he worked for the maker of fine luggage Franzi. In 1921, Guccio Gucci bought his own shop on Via della Vigna Nuova in Florence, Azienda Individuale Guccio Gucci, where he sold imported leather luggage.
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The House of Chanel originated in 1909, when Gabrielle Chanel opened a millinery shop at 160 Boulevard Malesherbes, the ground floor of the Parisian flat of the socialite and textile businessman Étienne Balsan, of whom she was the mistress. Because the Balsan flat also was a salon for the French hunting and sporting élite, Chanel had the opportunity to meet their demi-mondaine mistresses who, as such, were women of fashion, upon whom the rich men displayed their wealth – as ornate clothes, jewellery, and hats.
Ganni was founded by Frans Truelsen as a line of cashmere apparel in 2000. In 2009, the Reffstrups took over the company with Ditte Reffstrup serving as creative director and Nicolaj Reffstrup as CEO. Ditte Reffstrup started her career as a clothes buyer for Danish and Parisian brands. Nicolaj Reffstrup, who graduated from Copenhagen Business School and earned his master's degree at IT University of Copenhagen, is a former technology entrepreneur. Private equity firm L Catterton acquired a 51% stake in the company in 2017.
Zara was started by Amancio Ortega in 1975. His first shop was in central A Coruña, in Galicia, Spain – where the company is still based. He initially called it Zorba after the classic 1964 film Zorba the Greek, but after learning there was a bar with the same name two blocks away, he rearranged the letters to read "Zara". It is believed the extra a came from an additional set of letters that had been made for the company. It sold low-priced lookalike products of popular, higher-end clothing fashions. He opened more shops in Spain. During the 1980s, he changed the design, manufacturing, and distribution process to reduce lead times and react more quickly to new trends – what he called "instant fashions" – using information technology and groups of designers rather than individuals.
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Mango was founded by Sephardic Jewish immigrants from Turkey, Isak Andic and his brother Nahman Andic, in 1984. Mango's website was created in 1995, and in 2000, opened its first online store. H. E. by Mango is a men's line created in 2008,and renamed Mango Man in 2014. Football player Zinedine Zidane helped advertise Mango Man.
Mango has over 16,000 employees, 1,850 of whom work at the Hangar Design Centre and at its headquarters in Palau Solità i Plegamans, Barcelona. Mango's biggest market is Spain but Istanbul, Turkey, has the largest number of Mango stores.
The company was founded by Erling Persson in 1947 when he opened his first shop in Västerås, Sweden. The shop, called Hennes (Swedish for "hers"), exclusively sold women's clothing. Another store opened in Norway in 1964. In 1968, Persson acquired the hunting apparel retailer Mauritz Widforss in Stockholm, which led to the inclusion of a menswear collection in the product range, and the name change to Hennes & Mauritz. The company was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 1974. Shortly after, in 1976, the first store outside Scandinavia opened in London.
Yuhan Wang are a London based womenswear brand established by Yuhan Wang in 2018, The designer was trained at Central Saint Martin’s BA and MA in womenswear .She was awarded the first runner-up of the L’Oreal Young Talent Awarded in 2016 for her BA collection. She joined Marni as a womenswear designer after her MA and showcased three seasons with Fashion East. She has also been shortlisted for 2020 lvmh prize.
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Autumn Adeigbo is an American designer of Nigerian heritage. She is the founder of the eponymous women's ready-to-wear and accessories brand. Adeigbo's company became the first brand led by a female, black designer to raise more than $1 million in venture capital funding.