Designer clothes are equated to so much in our lives, including financial status, our sense of style and even our personal tastes. Not surprising, even our way of defining designer clothes vary from person to the next. Bearing the logos or labels of well known and respected designers, these clothes are usually original designs and found in specialty boutiques or the designer's own storefronts and websites. Keep reading for some of the most well known designer labels who have adorned our wardrobes for years
Ralph Lauren - A classic staple, the Ralph Lauren polo remains a traditional favorite in the design world. Easily recognized by the polo player logo, this global conglomerate offers men, womens and children's clothes. Over the years, it has unveiled lines of men and womens colognes and perfumes, sunglasses, shoes and other accessories.
Giorgio Armani - This world renowned designer leads the fashion world with "exuberant, head turning and sumptuous" collections. Superb clothing for both men and women, along with a line of handbags, perfumes and other accessories round out the label's offerings. Elegant, refined and unmatched, Armani raises the fashion designer's bar.
Dolce & Gabanna - The incredibly talented pair, Domenico Dolce and Stafano Gabanna, are a favorite among celebrities around the world. While working together in Milan, they were invited to participate in a "New Talents" launch in 1985. From there, they became a formidable duo that redefined women's wear. Today, Dolce & Gabanna has exclusive men's lines as well as the fashions that defined new trends in women's clothing. They are found in the UK, Italy, Japan and the U.S. and have expanded to include lines underwear, fragrances and accessories.
Prada - It is incredible the power one word has: Prada. It is synonymous with glamour, incredible living and luxury. Spectacular runway shows, trademark designs that influence every other designer in the world and a demand for perfection and discipline, the Prada name is so much more than its label. As with most designers in the upper fashion echelon, it offers fragrances, accessories and of course, handbags that are seen on the shoulders of celebrities the world over.
Calvin Klein - A bit more casual than the contemporary designs of Prada and Armani, Calvin Klein has been on the fashion scene for years; and for good reason. Quality, pride in the finished product and exceptional talent are hallmarks of this global design label. Calvin Klein, an American born designer, is a multi-award winning designer who has an impressive educational background in the world of fashion. Long since a leader in both men and women's clothing, Calvin Klein is considered the inspiration for new designers who have since followed.
While these are only a few of the most recognized names in designer clothes, there continues to be new talent that explodes onto the runways from New York City to Milan to Paris. Each with his own signature designs, you can be sure those worth their design salts will become household names and play significant roles in how the rest of us dress.