Whether it be clothing jewelry or shoes, women all over the world are known to become weak around the knees whenever they encounter anything related to fashion. However, in today’s world of metro sexual men, the same can definitely be said for males as well, and this has resulted in the expansion and immense boom in the fashion and retail industry. Fashion and design houses have managed to become more than just manufacturers or sellers of clothing jewelry or shoes; they have literally become parts of conglomerates, with giant heavy weights such as PPR (formerly known as Pinault-Printemps-Redoute), LVMH and Richemont owning a large number of luxury fashion brands being sold all over the world. Women have always been symbols of fashion and beauty and it was high time that the men joined in too!
These multinational holding companies added to other smaller companies and independent design houses have made the world of fashion into a multibillion dollar industry, with revenues reaching astronomical heights every year. While some fashion and design houses such as Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent are at the high end of the fashion retail market, there are other brands owned by the same corporations that manufacture, market and sale clothing jewelry, watches, shoes, sports gear etc targeted for a different class and type of customer.
In America, while there is a great demand for French and Italian designers of clothing jewelry and other luxury imported fashion items, there is also a great appreciation of home-grown design houses and in the past few years, many famous celebrities and do-gooders of the society have taken it as a duty to promote and only wear American designers and fashion houses. Some of the most famous American designers at the moment are also among the most applauded and well respected in the world of fashion. A very famous and well respected American designer is Donna Karan, who apart from her signature DONNA Karan collection, is also known for her DKNY brand, under which many products such as handbags, watches, sunglasses etc are manufactured and sold. Other extremely famous American designers include the classical designers such as Michael Kors. His clothing lines feature designs which have a simplistic beauty to them and are known for their minimalist designs and cuts and he is known for exceptional designs on his clothing jewelry and accessories range. Other famous American designers include young legends such as Marc Jacobs whose Marc by Marc Jacobs line is carried in almost 200 retail stores in over 80 countries around the world.
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However, although most fashion houses usually carry a range of fashion items including clothing jewelry and other fashion accessories such as handbags, scarves, shoes etc, there are some designers who specialize in only a single fashion accessory. Examples include the extremely esteemed jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz who is known all over the world for her exquisite gold, diamond and platinum designs for rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. another great American jewelry designer is Neil Lane who has an immense reputation for his designs which include specialized wedding rings, engagement rings and wedding jewelry.