The Artist and the Art
Christian Audigier is a French fashion designer and entrepreneur. Originally from Avignon, France, he has designed for such brands as Affliction, Lee,
Liberto, Kookai, Von Dutch and Naf Naf. He made his first mark as a fashion jeans designer. One of his most notable achievements was being the
primary force behind the rise of Von Dutch, and making the Von Dutch hat a style trend.
Christian Audigier has also teamed up with a small cooperative in France, Montpeyroux Estates, to release a line of fine wines. The innovative bottles
are wrapped in Christian's distinct tattoo design, by art director and photographer Barry Sutton. Along with Pure Management, Audigier is a partner in
a namesake nightclub in Las Vegas, located inside the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Buy discounted clothing lines by visiting any online
wholesale clothing shops.
His most recent ventures include the high-end Ed Hardy brand based on the work of Don Ed Hardy, Smet in unison with Johnny Hallyday, and his own
namesake Christian Audigier. In 2002 Hardy was approached by Ku USA, Inc. to produce a line of clothing based on Hardy's art and a licence
agreement was signed. Within two years, the collection had drawn the interest of Saks companies. Hardy and Ku USA formed Hardy Life LLC, which
holds the trademark ownership as well as the copyrights to all his images.
In 2004, Christian Audigier licensed the rights to produce the high-end Ed Hardy clothing line, which is based on Hardy's imagery. Audigier has
attempted to replicate the marketing techniques employed by Von Dutch Originals, by marketing directly to celebrity clients and by opening stores in
high profile fashion districts. Get the hottest trends of Ed Hardy clothing by visiting an online clothing shop.
There are currently at least fourteen Ed Hardy stores, located in Waikiki, Dubai, Kuwait, Tel Aviv, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tucson,
Houston, Montreal, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Tokyo, Singapore, Berlin, Riga, three in Australia and two stores have