Launched in India in 1993, Allen Solly brought about a completely new concept to menswear in India — Friday Dressing. In the years that followed, the brand, with its Anglo-American heritage, proved to be the most innovative of the Madura Fashion & Lifestyle's brands; it is one of India's most popular and easily recognised brands in the branded premium apparel segment.
Convention is not a word that exists in the brand's vocabulary, and from the beginning, the brand not only broke the rules of formal workplace dressing, but also re-wrote them. The dull world of business dressing with its greys and whites was shaken up by Allen Solly, which unapologetically added vibrant dashes of colour to its formal wear lines. The approach paid off, spawning many imitators. Nevertheless, the unconventional, yet unmistakable Allen Solly Man never lost his place in the spotlight.
Today, the brand appeals to that section of consumers who are young and want to create their own world. Offering clothing that spans casual, work and evening wear, the brand's personality is well-reflected through its 'My World, My Way' campaign.
Allen Solly has several product innovations to its credit and loyal consumers swear by the brand's comfortable and fashionably-styled cotton trousers and bright, colourful shirts.
The brand then went a step further, launching a collection of shirts and trousers called 'The Uncrushables' – a wrinkle-free wardrobe in an unconventional 'solid' palette.
And the brand is not only for men. Allen Solly's nod to women in the workforce came in 2001, when the brand came out with a line of women's formal wear. A few years later, they rewrote their own rules again, by bringing in their casual chic collection for women. Allen Solly's apparel is well known for its superior quality and it has consistently won industry awards and consumer recognition for its clothing.