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Top Luxury Clothing Brands in the Global Fashion Industry

Famous luxury clothing brands have shown their dedication to sharing innovations and on-trend styles that attract the attention of fashion enthusiasts around the world.

So, this article provides a comprehensive overview of the world of luxury clothing brands, starting from exploring their history and signature styles of iconic brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Dior, and more.

Outside of aesthetics, we will also analyze their market size revenue and get more insights into the global economic impact. Let’s dive into it!

Top Luxury Clothing Brands Companies

Fashion is always changing; some brands have become famous for their luxurious and stylish designs. These top luxury clothing brands are not just clothes – they represent prestige, skilled craftsmanship, and exceptional design. 

Let’s take a look at some luxurious clothing brands that are popular in the global fashion industry:

1. Gucci

Gucci luxury clothing store
Source: Shutterstock

Gucci is the world’s leading fashion and luxury clothing brand, founded by Guccio in 1920. Today, Gucci has rebranded to keep up with modern and playful fashion, keeping up with the times without losing its iconic and luxurious designs under the direction of Creative Director Alessandro Michele.

Most of the collections produced are bags and shoes. However, Gucci has also developed luxury clothing brands and luggage designs.

Market Share of Gucci by Region

Global revenue share of Gucci in 2022
Source: Statista

According to Statista, Gucci’s global revenue in 2022 showed a balanced distribution: Western Europe 22%, Asia-Pacific 36%, North America 29%, Japan 6%, and the rest of the world 7%. This highlights Gucci’s successful reach across various regions, catering to diverse luxury markets.

Gucci Official Store in Indonesia

Plaza Indonesia Level 1, Jl. M.H. Thamrin Unit 46 – 47, RT.9/RW.5, Gondangdia, Menteng, Central Jakarta City.

Gucci Brand Collaborations

Source: TechNext

Gucci also continues to innovate by exploring the metaverse in collaboration with Yuga Labs. In April 2023, Gucci also launched an ultra-luxury “By-appointment-only” boutique in Los Angeles.

2. Dior

Christian Dior SE, known as Dior, is a French luxury clothing brand and fashion house. Because of its luxury, Dior is included in the Fortune Global 500 giant companies. 

Based on Fortune’s 2020 records, Dior managed to earn annual revenue of $60.07 billion. The company increased its revenue by 8.7 percent from the previous year.

All Dior products have their value and have always been characterized by luxury and artsy touches, something that has not changed since 1946. High-profile celebrities like Jisoo from Blackpink and Nicole Kidman often wear the fashion house. 

For example, the chartreuse dress Nicole wore to the Oscars in 1997, designed by John Galliano, is valued at US$2 million (or equivalent to Rp29 billion), the most expensive item from the brand.

Market Revenue Share of Dior by Region

Market revenue share of Dior
Source: Statista

In 2021, Dior’s revenue was spread across different regions: 35% from Asia (excluding Japan), 26% from the United States, 15% from Europe (excluding France), and 11% from other markets. Japan and France contributed 7% and 6% of total revenue, respectively.

Dior Brand Collaborations

Dior luxury brand collaborations with ERL
Source: GQ

According to Dior’s official website, Dior recently collaborated with ERL, a clothing brand from Venice Beach. 

Kim Jones, who designs Dior menswear, collaborated with Eli Russell Linnetz, designer and founder of ERL, to produce a fantastic collection of men’s clothing, bags, and accessories. Surprisingly, many of these items can easily be worn by women if you choose a smaller size.

3. Chanel

Chanel luxury store
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Chanel is a famous fashion and luxury clothing brand founded in 1909 by French designer Coco Chanel. Known for its luxurious clothing, accessories, and perfumes, Chanel has been a style icon for over a century.

Coco Chanel revolutionized fashion in the 1920s by introducing sporty clothing made from jersey fabric. She opened her first hat shop in 1910 and expanded it into a boutique in Deauville in 1912.

Chanel’s influence grew with the Chanel Couture House in Biarritz (1915) and the creation of the iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume in 1921. Although facing challenges during World War II, Coco Chanel reopened her Couture House in 1954 and introduced the famous tweed suit in 1956.

Karl Lagerfeld took over Chanel in 1983 and maintained its global reputation. Today, according to Forbes, Chanel ranks as the third most famous luxury brand.

Chanel’s innovations extended to wool for clothing in the 1920s. Tweed, a type of wool fabric, became a crucial ingredient in Chanel’s collections under Lagerfeld, appearing in casual wear, blazers, trousers, and miniskirts season after season. Famous figures such as Romy Schneider, Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, and Anna Wintour have worn tweed.

Market Share of Chanel by Region

Based on their official website, Chanel’s revenue is evenly distributed across different regions. In 2022, Chanel generated $8.65 billion in Asia Pacific, $4.72 billion in Europe, and $3.86 billion in the Americas.

Chanel Official Store in Indonesia

Store
CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty
Plaza Indonesia 1#43 Kav 28
Jl. M. H. Thamrin, Jakarta.
CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty – Senayan City
Ground Floor Unit #49-51
Jl. Asia Afrika Lot 19, Jakarta.
CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty – Pondok Indah Mall 3 Ground Floor Unit #18
Jl. Kartika Utama no. 1, Jakarta.
CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty – Tunjungan Plaza 4 PW-UG #20-22
Jl. Jend. Basuki Rahmat No. 8-12, Surabaya.

Chanel Brand Collaborations

Chanel collaboration with Jennie from Blackpink
Source: The Kraze

In March 2019, CHANEL officially announced Jennie as their worldwide ambassador, marking the beginning of their impactful collaboration. Since then, their collaboration has continued to grow. 

As mentioned earlier, Jennie is currently the face of the Coco Neige campaign, captured by renowned photographers Inez & Vinoodh. The collection seamlessly turns winter sports and masculinity into a feminine, elegant, and luxurious look.

4. Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is a famous French luxury clothing brand. They’re recognized for their unique “LV” symbol and classic style, focusing on making top-notch bags and luggage perfect for travelers on fancy vacations worldwide.

Unlike many fancy brands that make custom pieces, Louis Vuitton is famous for ready-to-wear clothes and accessories for women and men. Louis Vuitton items are a great choice for any collection, from beautiful trench coats to stylish sunglasses and timeless handbags.

Starting in Paris in 1854, Louis Vuitton is considered the most valuable luxury brand globally. They’re known for the iconic “LV” symbol and Damier pattern and are a big part of the world’s largest fashion group, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton specializes in luxurious luggage and handbags made for the “art of travel.” They also have a wide range of ready-to-wear for women and men, including items like a $5,400 Monogram trench coat and a $3,200 Napolitana suit jacket.

Market Revenue Share of Louis Vuitton by Region

Revenue share of the Louis Vuitton
Source: Statista

Louis Vuitton Official Store in Indonesia

Store
Louis Vuitton Jakarta Pacific Place
G/F, 67-70, SCBD, Pacific Place 12190 Jakarta.
Louis Vuitton Jakarta Plaza Senayan
Level 1 #136A, Jl. Asia Afrika No.8 10270 Jakarta.
Louis Vuitton Jakarta Plaza Indonesia
Level 1 #E02-E07, Plaza Indonesia 10350 Jakarta.

Louis Vuitton Brand Collaborations

Source: ONE Esports

As per BusinessInsider’s report in 2019, Louis Vuitton introduced a fresh line of clothing inspired by video games in partnership with ‘League of Legends.’

This collection, named LVxLOL, includes a $5,000 leather jacket and is designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, the artistic director of women’s collections at the luxury fashion label. The items in the collection have prices ranging from $170 to a $5,600 leather jacket.

5. Versace

Versace, a luxury fashion brand founded in 1987, is famous for its innovative designs and has been worn by several celebrities such as Princess Diana and Jennifer Lopez. Elizabeth Taylor’s “The Face” evening jacket is one of its most famous products, which sold for $128,500 in 2011.

Known for its iconic “Medusa Head” logo and vintage-inspired Baroque motifs, Versace is a regular at prestigious events such as the Oscars and Met Gala.

Versace’s high-end items include Elizabeth Taylor’s jacket, a symbol of the brand’s luxury, which sold for around Rp2.01 billion in 2011.

Market Revenue Share of Versace by Region

Versace revenue in 2023
Source: Statista

In 2023, Versace reported revenue distributed across different regions. In the EMEA (Europe,
Middle East and Africa) region, the company earned $468 million in US dollars.

The Americas region followed with $408 million, while the Asian market contributed $230 million
to Versace’s overall revenue during the specified financial year.

Versace Official Store in Indonesia

Plaza Indonesia, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.28-30, RT.9/RW.5, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Central Jakarta, Jakarta.

Versace Brand Collaborations

Versace a luxury brand collaboration with Fendi
Source: British GQ

Fendi and Versace have announced their first collaboration, which will launch on May 12,
2022, accompanied by a unique campaign.

Launched during the SS22 show season at Milan Fashion Week, the luxury clothing brands
collaboration, named ‘Fendance,’ sees Creative Directors Kim Jones and Donatella Versace
swap creative roles and lead their respective fashion houses.

The entire collection will be accessible through ten pop-up locations in cities such as
London, Paris, Tokyo, New York, and Dubai, complemented by global events.

The collaboration will also extend to online and retail outlets for both Fendi and Versace.
Fendi will showcase the Versace by Fendi collection, while Versace will feature Fendi by
Versacestyles.