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There are many who say that Paris is the Fashion capital of the world (or London is the fashion capital of the world). But the fact is that these cities are one of the several fashion centres around the world.
Fashion Capitals of the World
Generally, the four cities considered to be “traditional fashion capitals” of the world are: Paris (France), London (UK), Milan (Italy), and New York City (USA).
Its because, these cities not only have a strong fashion industry, they also have unique street fashion. Each of these cities host hi-profile fashion events and are responsible for many of the trends you see in fashion today.
No wonder, these cities are also home to several top fashion professionals.
Which is the No. 1 Fashion City
No doubt Paris, London, Milan, New York City, are all major centers for fashion. However, there’s always a debate as to which city among these four is the No. 1.
London Fashion Week
There are many who see London as the No. 1 Fashion Capital of the world, but here’s why many place Paris ahead of other cities:
- Paris is home to some of the biggest fashion conglomerates are headquartered in Paris (LVMH, PPR, Hermes, Chanel)
- The Paris fashion week runs for 2 weeks (among the longest), and is the most followed by fashion magazines’ editors and the only one to produce “haute couture”
Paris, the world’s fashion capital
Other Fashion Hubs
Besides the ‘big four’ cities, there are also other global cities where the fashion culture is quite strong and can be termed a ‘fashion capital’. These cities are Los Angeles, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rome, Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney, Dubai and others.
Japanese Street Fashion
So if New York is the fashion capital of America, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires may be considered the fashion capitals of ‘Latin America’.
These cities are the major hubs for fashion designers and manufacturers of fashion.