Fashion has a wide range of meanings and every city of the world has its own fashion and tastes. But when we talk about what is known as the mainstream fashion, there are three cities that come to my mind before anything else –London, Paris, and New York.
But its the Italian city Milan which is called the world of fashion, or the Fashion capital of the world.
Milan is the powerhouse for everything fashionable be it clothing, shoes, robes, or jewelry. It houses the brands like Armani, Prada, Valentino, and Versace. The Milan Fashion Week is one of the most important fashion events in the world. It is the perfect place to launch modelling career internationally.
London, is a major influential presence in the world of fashion since Elizabethan era. This does not mean that the Elizabethan clothing is the only thing London has given to the fashion world.
Major modern designer labels like Stella McCartney, Burberry, Temperley, Vivienne Westwood, and the late Alexander McQueen, have their base in London. The English capital also plays host to the London Fashion Week. With all this and a lot more, the fashion industry there supports more than 8 lakh jobs.
Paris is already famous as the Fashion capital of the world, and the other major brands choose to make any one of these cities as their headquarters, seeing the passion for fashion in the industry and also in the inhabitants there.
Paris is the dream destination for all aspiring models and fashion designers. The most famous fashion houses find their home here. These include Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior. Paris is often known as the New York of Europe for the fashion standards there.
Paris has innumerable opportunities to explore in the world of fashion.
New York is termed as “the most fashionable capital of North America”. It houses Betsey Johnson, Calvin Klein, Derek Lam, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, and Philip Lim –some of the greatest designers that also have taken their education in fashion from the top schools of New York.
NYC has thousands of fashion showrooms, and hundreds of fashion weeks and shows, which makes it the dream city for anyone who is into fashion.