Look online or in magazines any day and you can see celebrities wearing Christian Audigier clothing. Stars such as Britney Spears, Ludacris, Jessica Alba, Usher, Heidi Klum, and many more are frequently photographed wearing Audigier’s designs. Pretty much everyone knows who Christian Audigier is these days-he is one of the biggest names in the fashion world. Between his work with Von Dutch and his collaborations with Ed Hardy, Audigier has definitely made a name for himself.
Christian Audigier clothing is not just one clothing line, though-Audigier actually has seven highly successful clothing lines. Well, at least, that’s how many clothing lines he has so far-Audigier is so highly motivated and creative, it is always possible he may create another line. The lines he has currently are: ‘Ed Hardy,’ ‘Christian Audigier,’ ‘SMET,’ ‘Crystal Rock,’ ‘Chuck Boyd,’ ‘ C-Bar-A,’ and ‘Paco Chicano.’
Audigier wasn’t an immediate star in the fashion world, though. He gained a lot of his know-how from working first with several designer jean companies. When Audigier was younger, he dreamed of being a rock-and-roll star; so, he designed a denim collection inspired by the Rolling Stones. An executive at ‘MacKeen Jeans’ took notice of his collection, and that began Audigier’s career in denim. From there, he went on to work with ‘Diesel,’ ‘Bisou Bisou,’ ‘American Outfitters,’ ‘Fiorucci,’ and ‘Levi’s.’ However, he didn’t just work at these companies-he was incredibly valuable to them, becoming one of the leading forces in design at each. This led to him gaining the nickname of “The King of Jeans.” His experience with jeans and denim is evident in a great number of the Christian Audigier clothing designs that are being sold today.
Next, Audigier began to work with the Von Dutch Company. Many people in the fashion world credit Audigier with bringing Von Dutch to the forefront of the fashion world-without Audigier, they say, Von Dutch may not be on the fashion map. Nowadays, Christian Audigier clothing lines still sell trucker-type hats; however, they are much different. These hats have Ed Hardy tattoos artfully embroidered on them. Examples include Christian Audigier monograms, skulls and cross bones, cannabis leaves, and panthers. The tattoos on these hats are much like those on the other items sold in the Christian Audigier clothing lines.
After leaving Von Dutch, Audigier decided he wanted to work on a clothing line based around tattoos. So, he did a Google search for “famous tattoo artist” and found Don Ed Hardy. Audigier formed a partnership with Hardy and shortened his name to just ‘Ed Hardy’ for the name of the clothing line. Hardy’s designs were then placed on hoodies and t-shirts. Among all of the items being sold in the under the Christian Audigier clothing brand, these continue to be some of the best-selling items.
Not many clothing lines can say that they appeal to men and women of nearly any age; however, Christian Audigier can certainly say that about his clothing lines. Celebrities as well as people among all walks of life enjoy wearing his pieces. Christian Audigier clothing is not just about garments-it is about culture.