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Best And Most Influential Luxury Fashion Designers To Watch For In 2014: The CEOWORLD Global Top 10

Ralph Lauren

CEOWORLD magazine is honoring spirit, innovation, and culture in luxury fashion world by highlighting ten best and most influential luxury fashion designers you’ll be hearing a lot more about over the next 12 months. We’ve got it all!

Want to see who made our cut? The 5 main criteria used to compare the most Influential fashion designers in the luxury industry include recognition, reputation, catalog, material, and craftsmanship. Here is CEOWORLD magazine’s top 10 best and most influential luxury fashion designers to watch for in 2014:

1- Ralph Lauren -a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 44 years, its reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.

Recognition – 98%
Material – 98%
Craftsmanship – 98%
Reputation – 98%
Catalog – 98%
Overall Score = 98%

Ralph Lauren

2- Valentino Garavani – It  offers a wide range of luxury products for the contemporary woman and the man.  From Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter to an extensive accessories collection including bags, shoes, small leather goods, belts, eyewear, silks and perfumes, the brand is now available in over 70 countries worldwide.

Recognition – 96%
Material – 96%
Craftsmanship – 96%
Reputation – 96%
Catalog – 96%
Overall Score = 96%

Cesare Attolini

3- Cesare Attolini – Uncompromised expression, of an absolute quality, unique culture based on knowhow, untimely personalization and charm. Attolini garments are classic and elegant, true to their Old World inspiration, yet modern in their fit and esthetics.

Recognition – 95%
Material – 96%
Craftsmanship – 94%
Reputation – 97%
Catalog – 94%
Overall Score = 95.2%

Cesare Attolini

4- Gianni Versace –  Founded by Gianni Versace in 1978, Versace is one of the world’s leading international fashion brands and is a symbol of Italian style worldwide.

Recognition – 94%
Material – 93%
Craftsmanship – 93%
Reputation – 92%
Catalog – 95%
Overall Score = 93.4%

Gianni Versace

5- Giorgio Armani – The name Armani has been synonymous with unrivaled Italian style all over the world for over 30 years. Perhaps best known for revolutionizing fashion with his unstructured jacket in the Eighties, Giorgio Armani has continued to define the well dressed ever since. Giorgio Armani was established in Milan in 1975 and through his clear stylistic vision, coupled with a deep understanding of his client’s needs he proved instantly popular with the discerning Italian fashion savvy. “Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered”. Giorgio Armani.

Recognition – 93%
Material – 90%
Craftsmanship – 92%
Reputation – 91%
Catalog – 92%
Overall Score = 91.6%

Calvin Klein

6- Calvin Klein – one of the leading fashion design and marketing studios in the world. It designs and markets women’s and men’s designer collection apparel and a range of other products that are manufactured and marketed through an extensive network of licensing agreements and other arrangements worldwide.

Recognition – 90%
Material – 89%
Craftsmanship – 89%
Reputation – 89%
Catalog – 91%
Overall Score = 89.6%

Calvin Klein

7- Allegri
–  Allegri is a world-famous Italian outerwear brand, focused on research and testing of materials, since 1971 it has used more than 2000 different fabrics, both natural and synthetic fibers based. Born and headquartered in Vinci, the place where…

Recognition – 87%
Material – 88%
Craftsmanship – 86%
Reputation – 88%
Catalog – 98%
Overall Score = 87.4%

Allegri fashion

8- Pal Zileri – Pal Zileri is the most important collection designed and produced by Gruppo Forall, an italian company founded in the year 1970. Suits, jackets and overcoats that exalt the finest quality of the materials through tailoring. Attention to cut and finish satisfies the tastes of those who identify with classic style, yet seek the place of a new trend in elegance. Shirts, knitwear and “under-jacket accessories” complete the most “executive” part of the Pal Zileri collection.

Recognition – 83%
Material – 82%
Craftsmanship – 83%
Reputation – 88%
Catalog – 84%
Overall Score = 83%


9- Yves Saint Laurent – Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent is one of the world’s most prominent fashion houses. It was the first Couture house to launch, in 1966, the modern concept of luxury women’s prêt-à-porter, in a collection called Rive Gauche.

Recognition – 83%
Material – 82%
Craftsmanship – 83%
Reputation – 88%
Catalog – 84%
Overall Score = 83%

Yves Saint Laurent

10- Burberry – Burberry is mad for plaid. The 156-year-old company has long been associated with its gabardine-checked fabric, invented by founder Thomas Burberry.

Recognition – 80%
Material – 80%
Craftsmanship – 80%
Reputation – 82%
Catalog – 82%
Overall Score = 80.8%

Burberry fashion

Megan Batchelor
Executive features editor at The CEOWORLD magazine and lover of reality TV. I eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.