French Connection is the pivotal example on how creative advertising can entirely reinvent yourself. When you’re perusing the racks and thought you glimpsed at a garment that blatantly displayed one of the seven words you can’t say on TV, look again. On a closer inspection you’ll find FCUK is an acronym for French Connection United Kingdom. The fashion retailer was founded in 1972, but eventually fell into dry spell. In 1997 the creative and controversial advertising of the acronym instantly propelled the brand back into a highly sought after label and remains relevant on the high street today. Besides shirts displaying clever uses of the acronym, French Connection has a wide assortment of men’s and women’s lines. Style for both is clean and simple across a wide range of shirts, dresses, jumpers, jeans, jackets, shoes and accessories, which are all priced affordably.