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KENNETH COLE Productions, Inc.

is an American fashion house founded in 1982 by Kenneth


Cole. Wanting to preview his line of shoes at Market Week at the New York Hilton, but unable to
afford the purchase of a hotel room or showroom to display his items, Kenneth Cole inquired
about parking a trailer two blocks from the Hilton Hotel. When discovering that permits for
trailers were only granted to utility and production companies, Cole changed the name of his
company from Kenneth Cole Incorporated to Kenneth Cole Productions, and applied for a permit
to film the full-length film, "The Birth of a Shoe Company". In two and a half days, Kenneth Cole
Productions sold forty thousand pairs of shoes, while chronicling the beginning of the company on
film.In 1994, Kenneth Cole went public, and has been included on Forbes annual list of 200 Best
Small Companies four times. Kenneth Cole designs men's and women's footwear, men's and
women's clothing, and also accessories under the Kenneth Cole Reaction Line.Overall, Kenneth
Cole Productions sells clothing and accessories under the following lines: Kenneth Cole New
York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, and Unlisted. The company now operates over 90 retail and outlet
stores worldwide, and sells in catalogs and websites. Kenneth Cole controls almost all of the
voting rights and 45% of the company.
THOMAS PINK is a retail luxury clothing business started in London in 1984, by three Irish
brothers James, Peter and John Mullen. Now part of theLVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey)
group, Thomas Pink is a leading international luxury shirt brand with flagship stores in
Londons Jermyn Street, Madison Avenue, New York and Rue Francois Premier, Paris.
Altogether there are more than 90 stores around the world in USA, France, Mexico, U.A.E,
Hong Kong, Australia, China, South Africa, India and in the UK. As well as shirts for men and
women, Pink carries silk ties, tailoring, knitwear and accessories. In 2011, a newly designed
Thomas Pink store concept was implemented in Washington DC, Edinburgh and Harrods London,
as well as the brand new refurbishment of the website.
The company was named after Mr Pink, an 18th century London tailor, who designed the hunting
coat worn by Masters of Foxhounds, whippers-in, huntsmen and other hunt staff. The coat was
made of scarlet cloth but was always referred to as PINK, after its originator.
BROOKS BROTHERS is the oldest men's clothier chain in the United States and is
headquartered on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York City. Founded in 1818 as a family
business, the privately owned company has been owned by Retail Brand Alliance since 2001 and
now also features clothing for women.
On April 7, 1818, at the age of forty-five, Henry Sands Brooks opened H. & D. H. Brooks & Co.
on the northeast corner of Catharine and Cherry streets inManhattan, New York. He proclaimed
that his guiding principle was, "To make and deal only in merchandise of the finest body, to sell it
at a fair profit, and to deal with people who seek and appreciate such merchandise."[1] In 1850,
his three sons, Elisha, Daniel, and John, inherited the family business and renamed the company
"Brooks Brothers."
On April 7, 1818, at the age of forty-five, Henry Sands Brooks opened H. & D. H. Brooks & Co.
on the northeast corner of Catharine and Cherry streets inManhattan, New York. He proclaimed
that his guiding principle was, "To make and deal only in merchandise of the finest body, to sell it
at a fair profit, and to deal with people who seek and appreciate such merchandise."[1] In 1850,
his three sons, Elisha, Daniel, and John, inherited the family business and renamed the company

"Brooks Brothers."
Although today many people consider Brooks Brothers a very traditional clothier it actually
introduced many clothing novelties to the American market throughout its history as a leader in
the American menswear industry:Ready-to-wear in 1859In 1896, John E. Brooks, the grandson of
Henry Sands Brooks, applied button-down collars to dress shirts after having seen them on
English poloplayers.English foulard ties, introduced by Francis G. Lloyd in the 1890s before he
was made president of the corporation.
In its early history, Brooks Brothers was most widely known for introducing the ready-towear suit to American customers. In the mid-nineteenth century, Brooks Brothers outfitted United
States PresidentAbraham Lincoln and considered him a loyal customer.[2] At his second
inauguration, Abraham Lincoln wore a coat specially crafted for him by Brooks Brothers. Handstitched into the coat's lining was a design featuring an eagle and the inscription, "One Country,
One Destiny." He was wearing the coat and a Brooks Brothers suit when he was assassinated.
[3] As a supplier of soldiers' uniforms during the Civil War, Brooks Brothers became a target of
outrage for its allegedly shoddy production. With a contract from New York state to supply
uniforms for the New York Volunteers, Brooks Brothers took shredded and sometimes decaying
rags, glued them together and stitched them into uniforms. They would fall apart in the rain and
were the subject of ridicule from other regiments.[4]

DIESEL S.p.A. is an Italian design company. It is best known for prt--porter clothing aimed at
the young adult market. The company is owned by its founderRenzo Rosso, and is based in the
former Laverdabuilding area in Breganze, northern Italy.
In 1978, the company was founded by Renzo Rosso and his mentor Adriano Goldschmied. Renzo
said that they learned marketing from the US, creativity from Italy, and systems from Germany.
[1]In February 2007, the company launched a major intimates and beachwear division for men
and women that is carried in the retail and department stores. In November 2007, Diesel Black
Gold was announced. The company has around 6,000 employees in 18 subsidiaries
across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Its products are available in 5,000 retail outlets, of which
400 are Diesel-branded stores. Annual sales were approximately 1.2 billion in 2005, and 1.3
billion in 2009. Revenue is largely derived from denim sales, but also extremely successful and
influential ranges of accessories and children's wear - Diesel Kid. Production of denim jeans is
based mainly in Italy. The biggest store is located in Milan, Italy.
In recent years, Diesel have expended its brand outside of traditional fashion by collaborating with
well established manufacturers to produce special edition items. Indeed, a collaboration
with Fiat has seen the launch of a special edition Fiat 500, the Fiat 500 by Diesel, in 2009. Diesel
also collaborated withAGV to launch a motorcycle helmet collection. Diesel Home, a collection of
textile(Zucchi), light fixtures (Foscarini), kitchen items (Scavolini), bedroom and living room
furniture (Moroso) has been launched. In 2010, Diesel collaborated with Pinarello to produce a
special edition bicycle. In 2012, in collaboration with audio company Monster, Diesel launched a
headphone, the Vektr. Recently, Diesel and motorcycle company Ducati announced the launch of a
special edition Monster 1100 evo, the Monster Diesel.
QUIKSILVER, Inc. is an Australian company based inHuntington Beach, California, one of the
world's largest manufacturers of surfwear and otherboardsport-related equipment. Its logo,

designed by the company founder Alan Green and John Law inTorquay, Victoria, Australia in
1969,[1] inspired byHokusai's woodcut The Great Wave off Kanagawa[2]consists of a large wave
with a mountain on a red background.The company also produces a line of apparel for young
women, under the brand Roxy. Its logo consists of two copies of the Quiksilver logo, one
reflected, forming a heart. Quiksilver has another line of apparel for women under the brand
Quiksilver Women.The company's DC and Hawk brands are also synonymous with the heritage
and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, and its beach- and water-oriented
swimwear brands include Raisins, Radio Fiji and Leilani. Quiksilver also carries a line of highend apparel and accessories under its QuiksilverEdition brand.[3]In 2005, the company
launched The Quiksilver Foundation, a charitable foundation which works to provide
environmental, educational, health and youth-related projects to boardriding communities around
the world.The company now offers snow and surf travel packages to exotic locations such
as Samoa, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Peru and Costa Rica.
ROXY In 1990, Quiksilver launched its sister brand for young women, Roxy. The brand is aimed
at those who enjoy coastal and mountain-based sports and lifestyles. It was differentiated from the
main Quiksilver line "for fear it would damage the men's brand", according to Randy Hild, the
company's senior vice president of marketing. Roxy was chosen because it sounded like a punk
band or club (likely Roxy Music and The Roxy respectively), and is also the name of the
daughters of both CEO Bob McKnight and founder Alan Green.About 30% of Quiksilver's sales
come from the Roxy line. Since inception, Roxy has grown to be the largest action sport fashion
apparel company for young women. In addition to apparel, it now also produces
accessories, homewares, hard goods (snow and surf), wetsuits, footwear, books, and perfumes. It
has sub-brands for its children's ranges, namedRoxy Girl and Teenie Wahine.In the Spring of
2013, the "DVF loves Roxy" collection was released as a one-time limited edition collaboration
line of swim and beach wear as well as accessories.

STEVE MADDEN (born 1958) is the founder and formerCEO of Steve Madden Ltd.,
a footwear company.Born
in Far
Rockaway,
Queens,
Madden
grew
up
in
adjoining Lawrence in Nassau County, New York.[1]Steve Madden, Ltd. was named "Company of
the Year" for 2006 at the Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York City on December 5,
2006. Madden said, in accepting the award, that he was going to use it as a stepping-off point for
improving his company's image.
In 1990, Madden started crafting shoe designs from his Queens-based factory and the Steve
Madden brand was born. With sheer guts, years of experience in the footwear industry, and
unique creative designs, Steve Madden formed his own successful enterprise. The turnover of the
company is USD 500 mn in 2009.
Steve Madden brand has always been a favorite among Hollywood. Celebrities
like Rihanna, Kate moss, Heidi Klum, Lady Gaga, Katy perry are consistently
spotted in Steve Madden shoes.
TIMBERLAND LLC is a US-based global manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear with a
focus on footwear. Timberland footwear is popular for hiking, mountaineering, and casual wear.
The Company also sells apparel such as clothes, watches, glasses and leather goods.

In 1918, Timberland founder Nathan Swartz began his shoe-making career in


Boston, Massachusetts, as an apprentice stitcher.
In 1952, Swartz bought half an interest in The Abington Shoe Company in
Abington, mainly doing contract work for other manufacturers.
In 1955, Swartz bought the remaining interest and brought his sons into the
company.
In 1960, the Swartz family introduced the then innovative injection-molding
technology into the footwear industry. This enabled the production of virtually
waterproof boots made in colder temperature form or in tropical weather form
depending on the customer,By connecting the soles to the leather uppers
without stitching.

In 1969, moved the base of its manufacturing operations to New Hampshire.


Paul & Shark Dama SpA company was founded in 1921 and in 1957 was the current owner took
over. In 1977, the company introduced the Paul Shark (PAUL & SHARK) brand with a distinctive
shark identity of its men's, reflects the free, casual and elegant style. Paul shark (PAUL &
SHARK) products entirely in Italy. Integration of the company's production structure, direct
control of the Paul Shark (PAUL & SHARK) every aspect of manufacturing. In addition to the
famous boutique company, the Paul Shark (PAUL & SHARK) of retail display products
throughout the world: from Boduofeinuo to London, from San Pablo to Las Vegas, from Paris to
Athens. Franchise is the traditional style of navigation mood mahogany furniture structure.
Paul shark (PAUL & SHARK) R & D Center: Textile research both committed to open up new
areas of sportswear, but also committed to the generation of high-tech fibers, including silk
sericin, resin treated cotton fabric, with a thin wind and breathable lining or thick-type jacket. In
order to ensure the quality of high-tech products, Paul shark (PAUL & SHARK) to the most
scientific way to test the new clothes and the latest fabric samples.
This is to create "research and development center" because: "Paul & Shark experimental ship"
the crew, the captain Beppe Zaoli leadership and command coordination, dressed in newly
developed models to test, in the Italian gondolas regatta . In the worst weather conditions, so that
the sample experienced the most severe test of clothing.
The crew will test regularly informed of the results of textile experts and experts in the company's
style, so that they can make the necessary changes.
This is to create "research and development center" because: "Paul & Shark
experimental ship" the crew, the captain Beppe Zaoli leadership and command
coordination, dressed in newly developed models to test, in the Italian gondolas regatta .
In the worst weather conditions, so that the sample experienced the most severe test of
clothing.
The crew will test regularly informed of the results of textile experts and experts in the
company's style, so that they can make the necessary changes

Stuart A. Weitzman (born in 1942; wife, Jane Weitzman) is the designer of the

international, high-end shoe company, Stuart Weitzman.


Stuart Weitzman's trademark use of unique materials (e.g., cork, vinyl, lucite,
wallpaper, and 24-karat gold), and his attention to detail, garnered him and his
company a global following. His shoes are sold over 70 countries.
Weitzman's father, Seymour Weitzman, started a shoe factory in Haverhill,
Massachusetts, in the late 1950s, "Seymour Shoes" (also sold under the label: "Mr.
Seymour"). Weitzman began designing shoes for his father's business in the early
1960s, when he was in his 20s.
Weitzman graduated George W. Hewlett High School in 1958, and the Wharton
School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1963. When Seymour
Weitzman died in 1965, Stuart took over the business with his older brother, Warren
Weitzman. They sold the business to a company in Spain in 1972, but Stuart
continued to design shoes for the company. In 1994, he bought back the business, but
continues to manufacture his shoe designs in Spain.
Since 2002, Weitzman has provided one-of-a-kind, "million dollar" shoes to an Oscar
nominee to wear at the Oscars. For the 2007 Oscar ceremony, shoes were designed for
and provided to Diablo Cody, who subsequently declined to wear them, stating that
she was not aware of nor interested in the publicity attendant with wearing the shoes
SUPERDRY SuperGroup plc is a British based international branded clothing
company, and owner of the Superdry label. Superdry products combine vintage
Americana styling with Japanese inspired graphics. It is listed on the London Stock
Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
Inspired by a trip to Tokyo in 2003, Superdry fuses design influences from Japanese
graphics and vintage Americana, with the values of British tailoring.
The result unique urban clothing, with incredible branding and an unrivalled level of
detailing. Such distinctiveness has gained the brand exclusive appeal, as well as an
international celebrity following.
Superdry.com sells safely and securely to over 100 countries worldwide, offering
great customer service and a hassle-free returns policy.
Superdry also has 79 standalone UK stores, as well as concessions in 71 department
stores. Internationally, Superdry has stores across the USA, Australia, Europe, South
America and Asia.
The business was established by Julian Dunkerton as 'Cult Clothing' in Cheltenham in
1985. It expanded during the 1990s and established stores in a number of UK
university towns and cities, from Oxford and Cambridge to Edinburgh and Belfast. It
opened its first store under the Superdry name in Covent Garden in London in 2004.
Superdry does not overtly advertise, or have store sales, and does not actively pursue

celebrity endorsement, but a Brad leather jacket worn by football player David
Beckham sold 70,000 from 2007 to mid-2009, becoming a best-seller for the
company.
The business floated on the London Stock Exchange in March 2010. Dunkerton
appeared in the Sunday Times Rich List 2010, and is said to be worth an estimated
180m.
The company issued a profits warning and placed its store opening plans under review
in February 2012; the share price quickly dropped by 18%.