DALLAS, May 22, 2001 / Updated Jan 23, 2009 / FW/ — German clothier Hugo Boss was founded by Mr. Hugo Boss in 1923 as a family-owned clothing factory in 1923, manufacturing worker’s clothes.
Thirty years would pass before it makes its first men’s suit (1953) which would eventually be the heart of its business.
During the 1970s, it slowly evolved into creating high-end suits for men. The company enjoyed extreme popularity during the 1980s when it was the costumer for Miami Vice’s Don Johnson and Jan-Michael Phillip.
The company went public in 1985. Currently, Hugo Boss is part of the Marzotto Group, an Italian luxury group controlled by the Marzotto family.
Although Hugo Boss was a family business for a long time, no member of the Boss family is part of the existing Hugo Boss AG.
Hugo Boss shows its men’s collection at the Milan Menswear Show, and its women’s wear collection at Milan Fashion Week. For New York, the company shows both its men’s and women’s wear in one presentation.