The article discusses the beginnings of the fashion industry, which is believed to have started in the 15th century with the rise of luxury goods such as velvet and silk. During the 15th and 16th centuries, fashion designers and tailors began to develop a reputation for their skill and craftsmanship. Charles Frederick Worth is generally credited as being the first fashion designer to found a fashion house in the 19th century. Worth created the first ready-to-wear garments in the 1850s and established the first fashion brand. Worth's designs influenced the development of fashion in the 20th and 21st centuries, as fashion houses like Chanel, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton followed his example.