Sunday, November 23, 2008

TOP 25 FASHION CITIES IN THE WORLD















Atlantis Hotel Launch in Dubai



Plaza Leading to Red Square in Moscow





Faena Hotel and Universe in Buenos Aires



The Global Language Monitor has brought out its list of the world's top 25 fashion cities:

  1. New York (1) - 5th year in a row and probably supported by the ease of internet access!
  2. Rome (2) - Expected but thought that Milan would take this spot!
  3. Paris (3) - In terms of our fashionistas probably is NO. 1 but not in the survey!
  4. Milan (5) - Hmmm it reigns over London....
  5. London (4) - Still within the Big 5 but slowly dropping.....not surprisingly if you saw the last collections at fashion week.......
  6. Los Angeles (6) - Not suprising considering it hosts Chanel's Cruise collection launches...
  7. Sydney (12) - Fashionable??????? Not convinced. Fab location and social life but fashion?
  8. Las Vegas (9) - Elvis regalia reigns supreme and 60 sec marriages.......go figure....
  9. Berlin (11) -This should have been higher up........such a cool city!
  10. Tokyo (6) - Capital of Asian luxury brands.......
  11. Hong Kong (8) - Poor step cousin to Tokyo!
  12. Dubai (24) - Hype, more hype and even more hype.......advertising pays!
  13. Shanghai (14) - This should be higher up........although the polluted air could be keeping fashionstas at bay........
  14. Singapore (10) - Hmmmm again I think its about the advertising and hype....
  15. Madrid (New) - Hmmmm not convinced of this at all thought that Rio would hit it here
  16. Moscow (16) - New luxury market capital.........would have thought that it would have gone higher?
  17. Santiago (19) - Is this for real? Although with the amount of investment in this part of the world it does make for a serious contender....
  18. Melbourne (15) - Geez another Australian city........
  19. Stockholm (New) - In fashion? Most boring fashion ever........fashionable furniture and clever interior concepts yes but fashion?
  20. Buenos Aires (22) - Hmmm not convinced that it has such a strong fashion presence however with new design hotels like the Faena Hotel and Universe it just might be deserving of this position.....(its awesome hotel by the way and I highly recommend it!)
  21. Johannesburg (23) - Joburg improves two spots......a climber which bodes well for SA!!!
  22. Mumbai (18) - Great entry and with the introduction of more luxury brands into the Indian market this should head up on the the list in the future....
  23. Cape Town (New) -Hot new entry! Love this and its a firm prediction that this will push out JHB in the future....
  24. New Delhi (New) - The Indian capital makes a fashionable entrance and trust me will be moving on up in this list in years to come
  25. Barcelona (18) - huge drop for this city that will surely be taken over by Rio and Sao Paolo in years to come........
Having 2 cities from South Africa is certainly a great endorsement!

8 comments:

Jacqueline Carlisle said...

I really liked finding this post, it was very informative. The pictures were great.

Anonymous said...

Thanx! Exacly the info I needed. Altough, I want Milano to be no.1

Anonymous said...

Sydney above Melbourne, ha. What a joke...

v said...

Of course Australia is high.
Although i thought melbourne would beat out Sydney.
As an Australian who owns a boutique in SOHO NY i can state for a fact that Australians beat out most of the world when it comes to unique style. This is probably because we all think we are so far away that we all travel the world extensively and pick the best from around the world. PS a lot of Power players in fashion are Aussie. Creative Directors and the like of Uk Vogue/ Harpers. And just look at who heads up Project NY. x

Anonymous said...

Abuja and Lagos should make it to the list. Nigeians are very stylish

rodanigh said...

This definitely seems like a list of fashion availability rather than street style.
On a personal note, Melbourne should be much higher up and definitely before Sydney. Having been to many of these cities/countries, you'd be surprised what Australia has to offer.

Anonymous said...

Why are you so critical of Australian cities? Australia actually has some of the best and unique fashion in the world. We have designers like Sass & Bide and Fashion in Australia is a $14 billion industry.

Anonymous said...

Milano is a high level Fashion! So it can only stands out at all times!