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Germany is a leading country in the fashion industry, along with France, Italy, the USA, the UK, Spain, Japan, China and others. German fashion is famed for its elegant lines as well as unconventional young designs and the great variety of styles.
Berlin is the center of young and creative fashion in Germany, prominently displayed at Berlin Fashion Week, while Düsseldorf helds Europe's largest fashion trade fairs (with Igedo). Other important centers of the scene are Munich, Hamburg and Cologne. Also smaller places are important design and production hubs of the German fashion industry, such as Herford, Metzingen, Herzogenaurach, Schorndorf, Albstadt and Detmold.
German fashion is popular in celebrity circles and with high fashion models.
Globally renowned fashion designers from Germany are e.g. Karl Lagerfeld, Hugo Boss, Wolfgang Joop, Jil Sander, Michael Michalsky, Etienne Aigner, Tomas Maier, Rudolph Moshammer, Torsten Amft, Dorothee Schumacher, Gabriele Strehle, Anja Gockel, Willy Bogner, Rudolf and Adi Dassler.
Famous fashion brands include BOSS, adidas, PUMA, Escada, JOOP!, MCM, Bruno Banani, Jil Sander, Strenesse, Triumph, Talbot Runhof, Kaviar Gauche, Rena Lange, Schiesser, Closed, Reusch, Valisere, Jack Wolfskin, Ulla Popken, Buffalo, Rohde, Zalando, Dr. Martens, P&C, Marc O'Polo, Tom Tailor, s.Oliver, Drykorn, Esprit and Wunderkind.
There is a range of fashion models from Germany that made it to international fame, such as Claudia Schiffer, Heidi Klum, Diane Kruger, Eva Padberg, Toni Garrn, Julia Stegner, Kirsten Dunst, Tatjana Patitz, Manon von Gerkan, Nico, Uschi Obermaier, Franziska Knuppe, Lena Gercke, Sara Nuru, Barbara Meier, Nadja Auermann, Claudia Ciesla, Aslı Bayram, Shermine Shahrivar, Evelyn Sharma, Marten Laciny, Nico Schwanz and Lars Burmeister.
Media related to German fashion at Wikimedia Commons
- Stern Magazine Style-Extra - Deutsche Mode (German)