Wearing a label is fashion prostitution. Your body (bust or bottom) is not billboard. Your signature style is a unique statement that cannot be couched in a single, shallow brand.
If an item of clothing is truly worth the cloth its sewn from, it should stand on its own, sans stylized signature from the designer. You should be the defining mark on any ensemble. Clothes exist to enhance personal charm and charisma, not to initiate one into a supercilious status group.
Below I’ve collected labels from days gone by as well as days passing now, from fashion’s mass market to upper echelons:
Do you think labels reinforce personal brands or distract from them? Add your voice in the comments.