Paris was known as the fashion capital of the world until quite recent times. But with the emergence of fashion weeks and prominent brands outside Paris, other cities have caught up. Fashion, today, is an amalgamation of a number of different schools. And while Paris continues to hold on to the top spot, other prominent hubs command an equal amount of respect.
Cities like Milan, Vienna, Rome, Bordeaux, etc. are the modern Mecca of fashion. At a time when fashion has diversified into many styles, each of these cities holds its reputation in the industry. In the present article, you will get to know about the five most fashionable cities in the world.
- Paris, France
There can be no list without the inclusion of the city that pretty much is the bar when it comes to fashion. With a history of being the birthplace of iconic brands like Dior, Hermes, and equally iconic designers like Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Paris is the king of the fashion world. Aspiring designers and prominent faces flock to the city in search of recognition and inspiration.
Paris Fashion Week is still the most prominent event in the world of fashion. New designs and patterns debut at this stage, international supermodels walk the ramp, and the top photographers from around the world capture this event. All in all, Paris is the grandest stage when it comes to fashion.
- London, England
If Paris is the king, then London is no less than the queen of the fashion world especially when it comes to street fashion, London is the place to look up to. Having an outlet in the city is one of the prerequisites to being called a luxury fashion brand—such is the charm and calling of the place.
Vivienne Westwood and Jimmy Choo are some of the names that London is home to. Being a global hub of culture, the city has seen the rise to fame of designers from around the world. Alongside its impeccable taste for street fashion, London is also home to the London Fashion Week.
- New York City, New York
The only city from the USA to make it to the list, New York is another iconic destination in the world of fashion. They say that if you can make it in New York, then you can make it anywhere, and it is true. New York is the city that you should go to if you have been looking forward to learning about fashion.
The Fashion Institute of Technology and the Parsons School of Design are two of the most respected names in the industry. The alumni of these institutes go on to make their mark at the iconic brands we were talking about. And not to be left behind, New York Fashion Week is another milestone yearly event that commands the attention of the world.
- Milan, Italy
Modeling agencies, designers, and magazine editors often scout the city in search of their next masterpiece. Milan is one of the most fashionable cities in Italy, and that in itself is an achievement. Italy being home to cities like Rome, Venice, Florence, Naples, etc it is tough making a name for yourself amongst such competition. Milan Fashion Week is another annual event that no one wants to miss out on.
Milan is home to the royalty of fashion; brands like Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, etc. were born here. Editors of Italian Vogue and Vanity Fair are some of the most respected voices in the industry, and all of them are based in the city.
- Rome, Italy
There can never be enough said about the city of Rome. Looking at its vast and rich cultural history, it has so much to offer. Along with art and architecture, fashion is another dimension that makes Rome the global city it is today.
When it comes to fashion weeks, Rome Fashion Week is the final of the big five. Holding the amount of prestige that it does, the world’s most luxurious brands make it their annual stop. Since we are talking brands, then there is nothing that you will not find here, Valentino, Prada, Missoni, Marni, Versace, D&G, etc. all of them have their headquarters in Rome.
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