German fashion was the oldest fashion and played important role in fashion Industry. Germany is a leading country in the fashion industry, along with France, Italy, Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan. German fashion is known for its elegant lines, unconventional young designs, and manufacturers of sports and outdoor clothing.

Berlin is the center of young and creative fashion in Germany, prominently displayed at Berlin Fashion Week. Düsseldorf is an important fashion trade center with Igedo. Other important centers of the scene are Munich, Hamburg and Cologne. Smaller places are also important design and production hubs of the German fashion industry, such as Herford, Metzingen, Herzogenaurach, Schorndorf, Chemnitz, Albstadt and Detmold