“Life’s too short to wear boring clothes.” Quoted by Carly Cushnie, this statement holds true for all the top luxury brands in the world. With the ever-evolving fashion tenor, each brand is coming up with newer and more fad looks. Here we give you the most luxurious clothing brands that have held their own for whatever has gone by of 2018.
No brand has ever reached to the level Louis Vuitton has been standing for years. This 28 billion dollar net worth French brand has the likes of all A-list Hollywood celebrities’ with Sarah Jessica Parker and Angelina Jolie quoting it to be their most favorite brand. The 2018 spring collection that combined royalty with street style was exhibited at the Louvre’s Pavillon de l’Horloge. The designer ripped the corset and ruffled bust lines of the dresses and added straps to enhance the street to royalty.
Launched in 1967 by Ralph Lauren, this brand is not just limited to clothing. Although apparel is a strong suite of this brand, accessories, and fragrances are also part of the elaborate products it offers. The 2018 ready to wear collection was launched in a see-now-buy-now manner which was Caribbean inspired and was flowing with summery colors and designs, transporting viewers to Jamaica, where the look was inspired from.
After the brutal death of Gianni Versace, his sister Donatella took to the task of exploring new trends and delivering hip designs each season. Her spring 2018 show at Milan’s Triennale museum was an iconic one and marked the celebration of the genius of her brother Gianni as 2018 was the 20th death anniversary of the fashion guru. The pieces were particularly retro cut with strong shoulders with a more relaxed and freeing tailoring.
The man and the brand are famous for their professional aesthetics and designing, but nothing beats the tailoring, which is the cornerstone of this brand. The 2018 Armani collection emphasized on the intricacy of print and the finesse of the guiding hand with the collection comprising of abstracted check jacquard jackets and some malleably tailored menswear pieces.
DOLCE AND GABBANA
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s luxurious Italian fashion house functioning since the year 1985 is a true revelation of fashion. Their 2018 spring collection revolved around the idea of love and was called by the designers as “Queen of Hearts”. The extravagantly plush pieces were seen reflecting the insignia and scepter of the 52 card deck engulfed in fruity designs and corseted dresses marking their 30th anniversary.
The year 2018 has brought with itself a lot of awareness and with it a newly inspired feminism. This was taken up by Dior too, where the 2018 spring couture collection spoke feminism throughout. The theme was surrealism and Christian Dior took up to the task to prove it. From white ottoman bar-jacketed suits to a black tuxedo paired with a dramatic cloak, and variety of dresses from a cloudy ecru chiffon dress to a black and white curved optical printed gown, Dior performed to the fullest to exhibit surrealism.
From the streets of Hampshire to the runways of Milan, Burberry has such a signature that’s its own and rages with originality. The 2018 fall collection named TIME has been focused on the past, present, and future of Burberry and amalgamated all of these in the elaborate designs and prints on the stage. The shellsuits, the oversized raver parkas, the grunge tribute fleece hoodies worn over long skirts, transported viewers to a nostalgia specific to Burberry.
Launched by the French designer Coco Chanel in the year 1920, her first product – a fragrance and a black dress, sent waves of excitement and regeneration throughout the fashion world. The 2018 fall couture line reflected originality yet predictability of design. The unpretentious Haute Couture show was set in a predictable classic French garden with pastel themed silhouettes and evening wears, and particularly slim and narrowed metallic mini dresses with chiffon veils kissing the ground.
Being one of the most palatial and lavish brands and holding a net worth of 9.4 billion dollars, Miuccia Prada’s brainchild is a fashion house that originated from Milan. This elitist footwear and handbag designer has paved its way to the runways extravagantly.
The designer mentioned that her 2018 spring collection was “interested in someone, who can be active and present today.” The collection was feisty and mature with big overcoats, pushed up sleeves, oversized jackets and mash-ups of animal prints.
This philanthropic brand has to its name indulgent fame and a net worth of 7 billion dollars. Being known for its luxurious leather goods and crafts, this brand makes donations to UNICEF regularly. The 2018 fall collection was inspired by the designer’s mental process. Wanting to exhibit the cores of his brain, and the processes that run through his head, models were made to walk the ramp in a Frankenstein like scene. The collection harbored Russian Babushka headscarves, pagoda hats and Scottish plaid and Fair Isle sweaters.