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We are on the way of high ranking designer clothing brands that belongs to the clan of “F” fashion brands. Here are some of the most awaited fashion brands that well-known to some fashion cities especially to the major fashion cities such as in Paris, Milan, London, and in New York. We are already on the category of “F” fashion of UK Fashion Emporium. Here are the list of the high ranking fashionable “F” Fashion Brands.
In April 2007, Fila became a part of GLBH, Global Leading Brands House, a global fashion group which creates and develops the world class high-end fashion brands. Fila & GLBH reaffirmed the brand’s commitment to the sport so entrenched in its heritage with the signing of WTA Tour rising star, Agnes Szavay. Fila added the Stella Artois Championships, to its existing tennis event sponsorships of the Sony Ericsson Open, Pacific Life Open, Campbell’s Hall of Fame Championships and Italian Open. Fila’s new licensing agreement with The Championships at Wimbledon, brings Fila back to the grand stage where Bjorn Borg first put Fila on the map in the world of sport. Fila forged partnerships with J Records music label Polo Grounds Music to make sure Fila fashion appears on the hottest new artists in the music industry. Fila’s new partnership with Launch Pad PR is aimed to make Fila the product of choice of fashion forward starlets in Hollywood. New Collaborations with retailers such as Premium Goods, Supreme and Kitson keep the brand fresh by creating co-branded limited edition product.
Fiorelli was taken over by the Lunan Group in 1995. The ambition was to make Fiorelli the leading accessory brand in the UK, as well as one of the most recognized. By 2004 that ambition was realized. Today Fiorelli is the leading accessory brand in the UK and Republic of Ireland. The brand is a key supplier to all major department stores and good independent retailers in the UK. Fiorelli products are designed in London by a young, ambitious and forward thinking team of designers. The team travel constantly, taking their influences from a worldwide stage, not just the European catwalks. Innovation is integral to the team spirit.
Fruit of the Loom manufacture and markets men’s, women’s and boy’s underwear, printable T-shirts and fleece for the active wear industry, casual wear, women’s jeans wear and children’s wear. It was established in mid-nineteenth century by Robert Knight. Currently it is is owned by Berkshire Hathaway. In late 1990s, the company’s brands, which included BVD, Gitano, Munsingwear, and the namesake Fruit of the Loom, were among top brands world apparel market.
FUBU started out with men’s T-shirts, rugbys, hockey jerseys and baseball caps all with the FUBU insignia. In the last decade, it’s grown to include a full line of men’s, ladies’, and children’s wear as well as accessories, and footwear. Recently it launched FUBU Platinum, which is a collection that features the African-American 70s cartoon favorite Fat Albert and the Gang on sweaters, sneakers, jeans and t-shirts. Since its inception a decade ago, the FUBU brand has become synonymous with American hip hop culture and it’s catching on all over the world.
A range of cute t-shirts and hoodies for trendy men, women and children – Famous Forever are a casual wear fashion brand featuring retro cartoons and other memorabilia on their designs. The brand creates fun 80’s inspired t-shirts that unleash the inner teenager – and all prints are slightly distressed to further create the retro look. The materials used by Famous Forever are of a high standard and the prints come in a dizzying variety of themes. From Sesame Street to Care Bears, Twister to My Little Pony- iconic characters and logos from a bygone era come back to life through this cool label.
Named after a popular skating area in London, Fenchurch was primarily created for skaters by a group of friends who used to skate together. Already active producers of their own clothes, the friends decided to take it a step further and produce a line of clothing for people like themselves, seeking a style they could identify with. Created in 2000, the brand has now evolved and produces clothing for BMX riders, skaters, and trendy youths, and is largely recognized on the urban fashion scene. Fenchurch provides designer clothing lines for men and women and produce funky fashion wear including hoodies, jackets, footwear, luggage, and accessories. The Fenchurch Friendly line produces organic and fair trade clothing. The six branches of the distinguished logo represent what the group felt was lacking on the existing market, and have tried to offer their customers through their brand; original design, superior cut and shape, attention-grabbing graphics, affordable pricing, exclusive distribution, and successful customer relations.
Fin is based in Oslo, Norway but uses global influences and resources in order to produce an exquisite and eco-friendly, luxury label for women. This Scandinavian design house produces primarily smart and dressy pieces with a sophisticated polish to each item. From start to finish, Fin, is totally carbon neutral and all fabrics are of the highest quality and ethically sourced from local farmers in India and Peru. The theme behind Fin is both timeless and sexy; clean lines, accentuated curves, beautiful silhouettes and attention to the finest of details. 100% organic cotton, hand spun silk and organic alpaca yarn are amongst the fabrics used by Fin in order to comply with their 100% ethical policy.
A premium fashion, denim and accessories brand for fashion conscious. Firetrap’s collections feature clean tailoring and urban twists, with strong premium denim ranges every season. Firetrap specializes in clothing, footwear and accessories, for men and women.
A menswear label featuring fashion-conscious casual tailoring; Five Four is a sought-after original label with progressive design and a modern edge. Founded in 2002 by fellow USC graduates Andres Izquieta and Dee Murthy, Five Four was envisaged as a brand with no boundaries – evolving over time with creative flair. ‘Five Four’ is taken from the saying ‘One’ or ‘One Love’ (5-4 = 1). The duo were raised in LA by immigrant parents, and the brand embodies their strong cultural identity – pursuing success through risk and conquering in a multicultural and evolving world.
What started out as a limited t-shirt series in the mid 90’s, soon developed into one of the most pioneering street wear labels in the UK. The brand now produces clothing lines for men and women, including jackets, sweaters, accessories, t-shirts, shorts, jeans, dresses, all splashed with musical influences. The brand was named after the founder, Lenny ‘Wolfman’ Grubbs’, favorite Champion Kickball team, Fly (No53). The collaboration between musicians, artists and fashion designers has had a huge effect on the connection between the label and certain celebrities seen donning the latest pieces. Loyal customers have included The Klaxons, The Streets, Oasis, The Coral, and many more.
Folk is a contemporary menswear line of classic and staple pieces with quirky detailing and the use of natural fabrics at the forefront of its design. The sister brand of Shofolk, Folk was developed in 2001 by designer Cathal McAteer with the aim of creating a menswear range that his friends could and would want to wear. This contemporary mix of menswear has been intentionally designed to ignore the trend driven, mass retail market and rather to focus on quality and unique pieces that will stand the test of time. As a result the pieces are stylish with distinct detailing that makes them as wearable as they are fashionable.
A unique Californian women’s casual wear line, featuring feminine flirtatious designs combined with gothic/rock flair. For stylishly casual women who like comfortable, well-cut and beautiful clothes. The label was set up by one of L.A’s hottest designers, Christie Whitley, in 2006. The brand features elegantly designed, beautiful clothes that are also wearable for everyday life. Casual yet delicate, romantic with a touch of rock glamor – the For Love and Liberty range is quite unique. The embodiment of Californian cool, the label has become increasingly popular with celebrities such as Paris Hilton, the Olsen Twins and Halle Berry.
A sophisticated yet playful Italian clothing label for fashion-forward and effortlessly cool young women. Fornarina designs feature denim, casual wear, accessories and shoes. Originally an avant garde Italian clothing and footwear label, Fornarina began in 1947. In 1998, after 40 years in the business, Gianfranco Fornari then left the business to his son, Lino, who transformed the label into what it is today. An innovative and cutting-edge designer, Lino revamped and relaunched the label and has achieved worldwide success in a relatively short period of time. The designs are quirky, pop-inspired and playful yet still maintain the high quality and sublime tailoring consistent with Italian clothing. With 54 flagship stores and dominance in many major retailers worldwide and online, the label is a major fashion player.
Established in 2006 by designer and buyer Faith and her husband Frank, Frank & Faith is an ethical design brand based in the UK. Frank & Faith is based in Dorset and as well as being fashion savvy it is also an affordable alternative for ethical products. Supporting small businesses and factories around the UK, all Frank & Faith items are manufactured in an ethical way and under fair and healthy working conditions. The Frank & Faith philosophy is to produce beautiful clothes that are ethically made; fabrics and yarns are completely organic, recycled or sustainable.
Nowhere else in the world does fashion quite so sexily as Italy but Franklin & Marshall owe their exquisite designs to more than just their country of origin. Specializing in young fashion for men and women, Franklin & Marshall are all about fusing classic vintage embellishments with modern shapes and designs for maximum style status. The Franklin & Marshall collections feature the latest raw materials with recognizable motifs, bold block colors and palpably preppy overtones. The result is an altogether enviable mix of neat sports and casual wear that’s less geek chic and more gym class hero.
Tennis legend Fred Perry created the sweatband in the 1940’s, and proceeded to design well-fitting tennis clothing which became immediately popular with top players. Previously, tennis wear was baggy and poorly designed. His designs became synonymous with world class players and Wimbledon due to clever marketing and sponsorship. The brand evolved from the initial sports clothing and became popular with various youth subcultures such as the Mods. The label was the first ever sports to street wear crossover label, and has continued to make both types of clothing. The famous Fred Perry shirt is a design classic and has helped to maintain the visibility and popularity of the brand.
Offering both casual and formal/party wear French Connection is constantly changing and innovating in order to stay one step ahead of the high street and keep up with new design led trends. The core clothing range for men and women has developed into toiletries, accessories, footwear, sunglasses and optical, as well as a new kids wear range.
Full Circle is the expressive and designer led high street brand targeting men and women between 25 and 35 years old. Showcasing grown-up inventive twists on classic and flattering shapes Full Circle has something for everyone with an eye for a fresh, new trend. Full Circle doesn’t do things by halves and every print, weave and shape is as individual as the person wearing it. Their range includes everything from slouchy denims to dressy gloss shirts and that’s just the designer menswear! Accessories and footwear are also available in abundance from Full Circle and they are equally as show stopping as the clothing garments. This is a serious range of fun items with much to shout about.
Façonnable is a French high-end retailer specializing in tailored men’s and women’s clothing. The company started humbly as a small custom tailor shop that Jean Goldberg opened in 1950 on Rue Paradis in Nice, France. By 1958 the small tailor shop was making custom tuxedos for Hollywood stars that were in the Cote d’Azur for the annual Cannes Film Festival. In 1961 Jean Goldberg’s son, Albert, took over the shop and renamed it Façonnable, a variation of the word “Façonner,” which means “to create.” Under his watch the company expanded and in 1973 opens its first boutiques in Monte Carlo, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Lyon, and Marseilles, however it was not until 1984 that Façonnable opened an outlet in Paris.
Fendi is an Italian fashion house best known for its “baguette” handbags. It was launched in 1925 as a fur and leather shop in Rome, but today is a multinational luxury goods brand owned by LVMH. Karl Lagerfeld is the creative director.
Fiorucci is an Italian fashion label founded by Elio Fiorucci in 1967. The first shop exposed Milan to the styles of Swinging London and American classics such as the T-shirt and jeans. By the late 1970s and early 1980s this would be reversed, and the New York store would become famous for the fashions it introduced to the United States. Known as the “daytime Studio 54”, it attracted trendsetters from Andy Warhol to a young Madonna.
Franck Sorbier is a Paris fashion house that achieved haute couture status in 2005. After working successfully for Chantal Thomass and Thierry Mugler, the French fashion designer Franck Sorbier, who was born in 1961, presented his first collection in 1987. Then, some major stores, such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus in the United States, Seibu in Japan, noticed him. In 1995, The renowned French jeweller and watchmaker Cartier gave him the opportunity to present his winter 95/96 collection in a prestigious place, the “Carrousel du Louvre”. In 1996, he became a member of the French Federation of Couture and Ready-To-Wear,supported by Jean-Paul Gaultier and Sonia Rykiel. In 1999, Franck Sorbier designed glasses for Vuarnet sunglasses. He presented his first Couture collection this same year.
Fuchsia is an American fashion company and design house run by Veronica Scott and Lawren Pope, based San Diego, California. Fuchsia specializes in women’s fashion, handbags, and accessories.
Frost French is a fashion label run by the British movie actress Sadie Frost and Jemima French. Frost French is a UK designing duo. They describe their designs as classical with a twist of pop, Frost French was established in 1999. Frost French have being showing in the U.K during London Fashion Week for nearly four years. Autumn/Winter 2007 show marked their 8th season on the runway. They have also appeared on Project Catwalk season 1, episode 3.