Traditional luxury combined with unconventional elegance - Prada was founded in Milan by Miuccia Prada`s grandfather Mario in 1913 as a supplier of exclusive leather goods to the royal court. Today this is reflected not only in the logo but also in the flamboyant style of this brand.
Inspired by equestrian sport – the label was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci as a saddler's enterprise. With high quality articles, Italian style and traditional craftsmanship Gucci has since then established itself as a leading brand in the luxury segment. Today's head designer Frida Giannini adds an entirely modern touch, combining fresh inspiration with the brand's living tradition to create articles which are without rival worldwide.
Success with 133 rubber nubs – the incomparable moccasins have become a cult shoe. Founded at the end of the 1920s by cobbler Filippo Della Valle as a small shoe factory in the heart of Italy, his grandson Diego has turned the family run company into a fashion empire in the luxury brand segment.
Prada's little sister – the label which bears the pet name of the Italian designer Miuccia Prada was founded by her in 1992. The non-conformist styles of her fashion line are also applied by miu miu to her accessories – to the delight of young, unconventional consumers.
Luxury prêt-à-porter – luxury to go was the criterion on which Gaby Aghion based her fashions featuring fine, flowery materials. In 1952 the Egyptian designer was co-founder of the label in Paris. The same benchmark applies to the design of her accessories: luxury for women to wear in style.
The trenchcoat was developed from military apparel and the check pattern of its lining became the characteristic feature of the luxury Burberry brand. Established in 1856 by Thomas Burberry in Basingstoke, Hampshire, the company today supplies the court of Queen Elisabeth II and the Prince of Wales – to the present day embodying more than almost any other brand the aristocratic British lifestyle.
Clean-lined tailoring with striking details such as flounces, texture blocking, kimono sleeves and cape boleros – these are the features which distinguish Spanish fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. He has transferred his perfectionism to the creation of the finest leather goods which reflect his unique style.
Keeping all aspects of production in-house guarantees the outstanding quality of shoes by Santoni. This philosophy not only ensures the stylish combination of tradition with innovation but also design at the highest quality level.
When a fire at their luggage factory destroyed everything but their supply of aluminium, Richard Morszeck and his father Paul made a virtue out of necessity. They simply produced a suitcase from aluminium, and to this very day the outstanding quality, low weight, high level of stability and the typical grooves of the suitcase, which is now also available in polycarbonate, continue to make an impact. Rimowa developed an exclusive series, the Salsa suitcase in racing green, exclusively for the 125th anniversary of Horstmann+Sander.
Stars and starlets like to take them for a walk, the exclusive models made by Longchamp. The company, which was founded in 1948 by Jean Cassegrain, was named after the famous race track in Paris and, at the latest with the launch of the legendary Le Pliage folding tote bag, became a byword for well thought-out quality, luxury and refined understatement.
Sporting elegance meets timeless chic – this label dictates the trend of our times and makes an impact with minimalist, American sportswear manufactured from premium-quality materials. In 1981 New York fashion designer Michael Kors founded his company of the same name, since when he has won countless fashion awards and created coveted international fashion collections, accessories and even scents.
The aesthetic of contradictions – with the label created by Marc Jacobs in 1986 the dominant principle is fractured beauty. And this applies not just to his clothing but also to his bags and accessories. He daringly and attractively combines vibrant colours with clean-lined, retro-style design, adding charming and unconventional touches such as extra-large bows, buttons and prints.