French imagination, Italian craftsmanship and German tradition. Closed started as a denim brand back in 1978. The idea was simple and smart: to launch Italy’s first denim label, a brand that was to be a standard-bearer for effortless sportswear and radical design. French fashion designers Marithé and François Girbaud established ÇA – now Closed – with absolute confidence way back in 1968. Trouble wasn’t far away: a large textile chain was not particularly happy with their choice of name, ÇA had to be renamed. In 1978 the case was CLOSED and the name stayed. Since the beginning, Closed has remained a company with strong ties to its heritage. Striving for innovation decade after decade and always setting new standards. The company was sold to Hamburg-based business partners Hans Leplow and Günther Giers at the start of the 90’s. Clased was taken over in 2009 by Giers' son Gordon and his friends Til Nadler and Hans Redlefsen, who have established a dynamic vision of the company: to always create sophisticated, high-quality designs and to make every stage of the production process as sustainable as possible.