The Legendary Fashion Houses of Paris
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If you know the first letter of fashion, you’ll now Paris is home to many luxury fashion houses, established decades ago and still strongly longstanding.
The birthplace of Coco Chanel, Brigitte Bardot, Pierre Balmain and countless other fashion icons, France boasts a long heritage of haute couture, boutiques, ateliers, still loved and revered today. And the tradition lives on, because the charm of French fashion designers is classic and timeless, just like their couture.
Here are the best fashion house to come out of the city of the Eiffel Tower:
What’s the first brand name that springs to mind when you think resplendent luxury, rich history and classic glamour? It’s probably Chanel. There are certain things that are synonymous with the aesthetic of Chanel. If you didn’t know where the quilted bag with the chain strap came from, that was Coco. The LBD also has Chanel to thank and so do all of us who love ourselves a spritz of Chanel No. 5 – famous for being the only thing Marilyn Monroe wore to sleep. Classic monochrome designs, polished, ladylike suits and tailored tweed jackets – all mainstays of the Chanel aesthetic.
Today, Karl Lagerfeld leads the prestigious house with his expertise, and also has an eponymous label that creates luxe pieces for the classic youth of today. Shop them here:
If there’s one fashion house that gives other luxury brands a lesson or two on how to stand ground for centuries together, it’s French fashion house Hermès (pronounced ar-mez). Considered one of the world’s most valuable luxury brands – no seriously, it’s counted as a financial asset – it’s been around for more than 150 years now, and has a long, rich line of iconic products that are still coveted today – more than ever. Who doesn’t want to own an Hermès silk scarf? Or a classic Kelly bag? Here are few Pre- Loved Hermès bags you might love:
Kenzo Takada was born in Japan, but relocated to Paris in the ‘80s to begin his luxury line, originally limited to handmade womenswear. Today, the international brand creates apparel and accessories for the young, urban spirit, that translate effortlessly from the runway to the street. Takada’s unmistakable Asian influences like Japanese flowers, natural materials, etc., are what set the brand apart from other established luxury houses – it has the unique ability to strike the imagination of the youth of this age.