What makes fashion iconic: a specific design? Longevity and evolution of a brand? The cultural climate in which a piece or a style is born?
The most influential fashion brands and designers stand the test of time, having occupied distinctive places in the history of fashion. These icons have enjoyed the unique experience of influencing a generation (or more). Whether it’s bohemian sparkle, wartime-inspired practical sets or the indomitable little black dress, these looks have made a lasting impact. But despite their heights, styles inevitably come and go.
Regardless of the lifespan of the brand or whether they cease to exist now, they have meant something to those who have worn them, from the celebrities who have worn couture for awards and galas to those of us who hold them. still hanging in our wardrobes to wear for work or play. To remember and celebrate these labels, Thrilling has compiled a list of 10 once iconic fashion brands that no longer exist. The collection was curated using sources including Smithsonian Magazine, Vogue and the New York Times.
Read on to learn more about some of the biggest names in fashion history and find out what made them disappear.