10 Famous Clothing Brands From India With Foreign Names
These clothing brands from India are popular worldwide but are often mistaken as foreign due to their names. How many of these you know were Indian?
Clothing business is always going to be in demand, atleast as long as us humans are alive and not going back to caveman era.
Gone are the days when going to actual stores was the only option for shopping for clothes. The online clothing industry has made it so much easier for the customers and the company itself. Research shows that the online clothing industry is continuously growing every year.
According to Statista, the retail ecommerce industry was worth $102.5 billion and would probably cross $153.6 billion by 2024.
Anyway, today we are not going to dive into how to build a successful clothing brand, that’s for another day. Let’s see which clothing brands from India are popular worldwide and have a foreign name.
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Top 10 most popular Indian clothing brands
1. Allen Solly
Allen Solly is a brand inspiring the birth of an entirely new consumer class. Launched in India in 1993, its edgy positioning, smart communication and great fashion created the ‘smart casuals’ category in India.
Allen Solly was launched in India by Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, a Division of Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Limited. It is among the topmost brands in India and it scored the highest amidst all brands in its segment by the Economic Times Brand Equity survey.
The brand is a pioneer for western wear for women in India and redefines work wear in India with its ‘Friday Dressing’ fashion concept. It is one of the fastest growing clothing brands from India in the industry and is the only brand with extensive men, women and kids presence across the country.
2. Peter England
Although Peter England was originally a foreign brand but not anymore. It was founded in 1889, Londonderry, Ireland to provide British soldiers with fine Khaki trousers during the Boer War.
The brand was acquired by Aditya Birla Group in 2000 and quickly went on to become India’s Leading Menswear Brand. The brand was listed in top 5 most trusted brands in apparel category for 7 consecutive years. And keeping in sync with the youth, Peter England offers apparel that cater to every fashion occasion of a young professional’s life.
With a strong foothold in formal and causal menswear segments, Peter England also offers innovative collections in denims, linen, festive wear, Indies kurtas, accessories, and more.
We all have literally grown up seeing our dads wearing Raymond’s suits at almost every party.
Raymond is not just one of the largest clothing brands from India but also the world’s biggest exporter of suiting fabrics. Since its inception in 1925, Raymond continued its position as the undisputed leader of the Indian textile industry.
The success of the company lies in it’s ability to envolve and keep up with the changing times. Raymond also owns sub-brands like Park Avenue, Parx, Color Plus, Raymond Fine Fabrics etc. It offers suiting, shirting, denims and custom designing.
Every Indian woman has worn a Kurti from W at least once.
W is a part of the fashion conglomerate TCNS CLOTHING CO. LIMITED which has successfully launched and scaled up many brands and product innovations for Indian women.
The brand caters primarily to the work and casual wear requirements of modern Indian women who have an independent mindset.
They have a data-centric approach, supported by innovative and institutionalized design process and experienced design team. This approach allows them to develop new and differentiated trends in the market. Keeping pace with the ever-evolving demand of the fashion-conscious genre, they have also explored trendy minimalist occasion wear.
Mufti was launched in 1998 with one driving ambition, to provide an alternative dressing solution, that didn’t conform to the ‘uniform’ codes of mainstream fashion.
Mr. Kamal Khushlani started manufacturing shirts and fell in love with fabrics and colors, he became an expert in conceiving beautiful products conveying both international codes and Indian spirit. Soon all Bollywood stars were seen sporting Mufti.
The millennium saw the launch of stretch jeans by Mufti, a unique product with a perfect fit, which was later adopted by the world.
6. Van heusen
This is also one the many clothing brands(from India) acquired by Aditya Birla Group.
Van Heusen brings fashion-forward power dressing to today’s multi-faceted professional’s wardrobe. Catering to men and women, Van Heusen represents sophisticated elegance that reflects today’s expression of style.
Breaking the norms of conventional nine-to-five dressing, the brand’s range of garments focus on self-expression and individualism. With power-packed details and fine fabrics, Van Heusen has successfully defined the way women and men dress for the corporate world.
The collections range from formal wear, party wear, casual wear and ceremonial wear with ranges that spread across shirts to suits for men, and dresses to blazers for women.
7. Monte Carlo
As we all know the brand is well known for it’s woollen wear.
Monte Carlo Fashions Ltd was launched in 1984 by Oswal Woolen Mills Ltd, the flagship company of Nahar group. The launch was a significant step in the evolution of branded garment industry in India.
Monte Carlo has pushed the envelope on high street fashion. The products offered under brand Monte Carlo, apart from Woolen knitted garments, include T-Shirts, Shirts, Linen Shirts, Denim, Trousers, Dresses, Shorts, Tunics, Sportswear & much more for men, women and tweens (8-14 years age group).
The main objective of the Company is to stand up to the buyers’ expectations with consistent quality backed with R&D divisions equipped with latest technology, a team of highly qualified technocrats and adhering to timely schedules.
8. Park Avenue
Raymond group owns the popular apparel brands of clothing like Parx, Park Avenue and ColorPlus. Park Avenue along with Raymond brands are among the most trusted brands of India. The brand is popular for it’s grooming products along with the apparel.
The Park Avenue range includes Fragrances, Body Care Solutions, Shaving Systems and Hair Care Solutions for the grooming needs of today’s man. Park Avenue products are developed using international standard fragrances and a high level of research to ensure that the products stand the test of quality and consistency.
Ochre and Black Private Limited is one of India’s leading fashion houses today. The company owns and operates two brands each with their own distinct identity. AND with its line of chic contemporary western wear for women; Global Desi, a vibrant and free-spirited brand of boho-chic ensembles.
AND’s brand vision focuses on providing the modern Indian woman with stylish and comfortable wear that is in sync with her persona. AND’s collection of clothing for women includes the entire spectrum of western wear – tops for women, dresses for women, and ladies’ gowns.
Provogue is a Mumbai based clothing retail company. The Provogue Brand was developed and launched in 1998 as a Menswear fashion range of contemporary clothing.
Provogue has always projected its brand through Iconic Brand Ambassadors and is today proud to have superstar Hrithik Roshan and Sonakshi Sinha representing its brand through their youthful style, passion and vibrancy, which reflects the brand’s core values.