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The brand embodies fashion for the corporate and reflects the current expression of elegance in today's context. Van Heusen believes that the design drivers for the brand are fashion and sophistication.
The brand covers all aspects of an individual's clothing needs, be it corporate wear, casual wear, party wear or ceremonial wear, making it a complete lifestyle brand in the truest sense. The core audience is professionals and corporate executives - men and women who are successful, focused, articulate, well-traveled, confident and have a sense of style about them. They pursue success just as they do their other interests and passions, learning and exploring everything that comes their way.
Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, a division of Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd, is one of India's fastest growing branded apparel companies and a premium lifestyle player in the retail sector. After consolidating its market leadership with its own brands, it introduced premier international labels, enabling Indian consumers to buy the most prestigious global fashionwear and accessories within the country.
The company's brand portfolio includes product lines that range from affordable and mass-market to luxurious, high-end style and cater to every age group, from children and youth to men and women. Madura Fashion & Lifestyle is defined by its brands — Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly, Peter England and People — that personify style, attitude, luxury and comfort.
Madura Fashion & Lifestyle reaches its discerning customers through an exclusive network comprising more than 1,300 stores, covering 1.9 million sq ft of retail space, and is present in more than 1,300 premium multi-brand stores and 300+ departmental stores.
Established in 1988 by Madura Coats Limited, Madura Fashion & Lifestyle has its origins in the erstwhile Coats Viyella Plc, Europe's largest clothing supplier. In December 1999, Aditya Birla Nuvo, an Aditya Birla Group company, acquired Madura Fashion & Lifestyle to become the undisputed leader in the readymade menswear industry in India. In 2000, the company became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aditya Birla Nuvo.
The history of Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH) can be traced back in part to Dramin Jones, a Prussian immigrant who founded D. Jones & Sons, which became the largest shirt maker in the United States by the 1880s. Separately, in 1881, Moses Phillips and his wife Endel began sewing shirts by hand and selling them from pushcarts to local Pottsville, Pennsylvania, anthracite coal miners. This grew into a shirt business in New York City that placed one of the first ever shirt advertisements in the Saturday Evening Post. Jones merged with Phillips after Dramin Jones's death in 1903. Later Isaac Phillips met John Van Heusen, resulting in both their most popular line of shirts (Van Heusen) and the subsequent renaming of the corporation to Phillips-Van Heusen in the 1950s.
PVH Corp. ("PVH") has grown exponentially from its 1881 roots to become a global company with over $8.0 billion in estimated 2013 revenues through a combination of strategic acquisitions and by successfully growing our brands globally across the wholesale, retail, e-commerce and licensing channels throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Over the last decade, PVH has made several acquisitions that have redefined the identity, performance and long-term growth potential of the Company – first with the acquisition of Calvin Klein in 2003, then with the addition of Tommy Hilfiger in 2010, and most recently with the February 2013 acquisition of The Warnaco Group, Inc. ("Warnaco"). Through these transformative acquisitions, PVH has secured its position as one of the largest branded lifestyle apparel companies in the world, with a diversified portfolio of iconic lifestyle apparel brands, led by Van Heusen, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.
The humblest of beginnings mark the foundation of Van Heusen. Moses Phillips begins selling hand sewn shirts from a small wooden handcart, laying the foundation for a company which would later be called