Flawless beauty and sophisticated elegance are key components of luxury. The brand, quality, personality, allure and overall presentation are what are taken into consideration when speaking of luxurious objects. Our list for 2018’s most luxurious take these same criteria into account. In our rundown of fashion houses, we’ve carefully considered every label and selected only the most exclusive ones. For luxury car designers, the company’s sense of style and direction, taking its past and present into account, is most important. Jewellery designers selected for this list all have the glitz and sophistication required to make the grade.
We’ve hand-picked the top restaurants as well, looking at their Michelin star status along with expansive creations and innovation. Plus you need a setting that’s charming and brings beauty with flavour to savour. The jets and yachts’ sleek style is what luxury is all about – a product that’s built to deliver a certain style and grand, overall experience. And of course, real estate is extremely popular as a top luxury option. Everyone dreams of living in a palace, but of course, it comes with a price. Check out our picks here for a taste of luxury living.
- Rahim Latif
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The Top 10 Fashion Houses are Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior,Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Givenchy, Chanel, Sabyasachi, Valentino,Prada, and Yves Saint Laurent
1) Alexander McQueen
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Singer Lady Gaga was well known for sporting stunning Alexander McQueen couture in her early music videos, such as ‘Bad Romance’. She displayed the sophistication, uniqueness, and detailed work this label incorporates into their masterpieces. Known for its top-notch designs, the Alexander McQueen brand has mastered the artistic approach towards couture. The range of colours and textures they use to create its clothes, bags, and shoes are worthy of museum display. They are best known for their ultra-special ‘Voss’ collection, which the designer was invited to display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
2) Christian Dior - The classic Christian Dior brand is well known for its “J’adore” and “Miss Dior” fragrances. The fashion house creates astounding couture, shoes, perfume, makeup, watches, and accessories for men and women. A perfect example is Jennifer Lawrence’s red-carpet “Corolle” gown, a line created and inspired by the editor and chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Carmel Snow. In his time, Christian Dior was known to be the best at creating silhouettes and shapes in design, a quality that is clearly visible in the pieces created by this brand.
3) Fendi - Fendi is known for its immaculate hotels and for the furry feel in its coats and other products. The Italian brand produces elegant fragrances and scents, trendy sunglasses, and most importantly, on trend couture and bags. The brand was founded in 1925 and has been creating great quality fashion ever since. One of the people who played an important role in the company was none other than Karl Lagerfeld, and when combined with other designers’ astounding work, he is responsible for making this unique fashion hub.
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4) Dolce & Gabbana - Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana first came into existence in 1985. Conceptualised by the masterminds Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana after a stint in the same fashion house in Milan, the two established a designer consulting studio which eventually grew to become ‘Dolce & Gabbana’.Redefining luxury, the brand aims to bring authenticity and unconventionality to the table. Their signature styles featuring the ‘la bella figura’ tailoring, leopard print, lingerie and lace, have all been elevated by incorporating an attitude of playful mischief. The brand then introduced the world to their men’s collection, and later expanded into the world of fragrances, underwear,handbags, shoes, swimwear, jeans, and eyewear. Their sleek and sexy designs coupled with their consistency has helped D&G create a legacy, and has attracted the attention of film stars like Sophia Loren, Monica Bellucci, Isabella Rossellini, Scarlett Johansson, and others.
5) Givenchy - The French luxury fashion and perfume house Givenchy has been part of fashion royalty for a long time. Founded by iconic designer Hubert de Givenchy in 1952, the eponymous label has been an arbiter of glamour and sophistication. It has been donned by the likes of Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, Lauren Bacall, and Audrey Hepburn. The simple black satin dress and matching gloves adorned by Hepburn in her movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s has become one of the most iconic outfits in fashion and cinematic history. Givenchy’s very first collection, which showcased easy separates such as classic skirts and blouses, successfully attracted the aristocratic clientele. The designer soon went on to create ready-to-wear womenswear and menswear, accessories, and fragrances. The rest, as they say, is history.
6) Chanel- Touted as one of the best-known fashion labels today, Chanel has created a benchmark since its inception in 1909. Coco Chanel’s timeless designs, a little black dress, and tailored suits set trends before trends even existed. Although Chanel started by selling hats, the brand soon branched out into jersey sweaters, flannel blazers and women’s trousers – all of which went against the 20th century’s idea of culturally appropriate womenswear. Her infamous little black dress changed the game, as did her two- or three-piece suits and beaded dresses, redefining high-fashion. Chanel created wave after wave, with Chanel No.5, her chain-link belts and quilted leather bags, branding it as the epitome of class with an edge.
7) Sabyasachi- One of India’s leading contemporary designers, Sabyasachi Mukherjee turned his eponymous label into an empire at a very young age. His design philosophy is fairly simple: “Personalised imperfection of the human hand.” Having grown up in Kolkata, the rich culture and his surroundings, antique textiles, gypsies, and deserts have been a lifelong inspiration for this genius. His fusion of unusual fabrics with texturing and detailing, patch-worked with embellishments and paired with his brilliant colour palette is what makes him one of India’s leading designers. He eventually stepped into the world of Bollywood by styling for movies such as Black, Guzaarish, Babul, Raavan, and Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. Mukherjee is also a common name on the red carpet.
8) Valentino - Italy-born Valentino Garavani started studying fashion at a young age, and established his own eponymous line in 1959 in Rome. In some of his early work, the brilliant shade of red Valentino used in his products attracted much attention and praise. The colour soon got the nickname ‘Valentino red’. Within a few years, Garavani was designing for the world’s best-dressed women, most famously Jacqueline Kennedy, and his designs soon became the pinnacle of Italian couture. Big names such as Queen Paola of Belgium, Begum Aga Khan, and movie stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett and more fell in love with his classic silhouettes and romantic red-carpet gowns, making Valentino iconic in its own way.
9) Prada- Italian luxury fashion house Prada has always been a name to lookout for. Specialising in handbags, travel accessories, ready-to-wear, shoes, perfumes and other fashion accessories, its minimalistic style and creative influences keep the brand on the top of the charts. Founded in 1913 by Mario Prada, the label started with bags and suitcases, and eventually branched out. The mantle was then handed to Mario’s grand-daughter, Miuccia Prada, and has only exuded fashion brilliance since its formation. Their unique approach to style and constant innovation in terms of materials and designs has led to the brand becoming one of the most prestigious and widely recognised labels in the world. The amalgamation of quality and attention to detail along with its edgy style makes every Prada design one-of-a-kind.
10) Yves Saint Laurent- Created by Algerian-born designer of the same name, Yves Saint Laurent’s designs have been sitting atop the fashion world for a long time now. Since the brand was brought to life in 1962, it has grown enormously, having perfectly mastered menswear, perfumes and womenswear. The brand had its first hit with its women’s tuxedos and the famous smoking suit, ‘Le Smoking’, brought the brand exceptional recognition. Their signature style features a very classic approach, playing up the flirty and sassy aspects. Whether it’s the detailed tank tops or full-bottomed skirts, Yves Saint Laurent’s classic femininity always ensures that it stays on top of the charts.
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