Fashion is an international industry. Inspirations come from thousands of miles away and are constantly evolving.
However, cities around the world have lived up to their reputation. These four most popular fashion cities are best known from getting their reputation from the 4 main iconic fashion shows that happen yearly.
Designers and celebrities travel from around the world to each of these cities to attend these fashion shows and get a glimpse of what’s trending and what’s not. However, the fashion doesn’t just lie on the runway.
One of the world’s most famous and largest department stores, Harrods, can call London their home, selling high end fashion, fragrances, accessories and much more. London is also home to some of the best fashions schools and many people from all over the world travel to attend them. After graduating from school, most designers end up setting up shop and even manufacturing in London.
Milan has long been known as “The Fashion Capital of the World, having a long history of fashion and glamour and known for hosting events such as Milan Fashion Week. Every year the world focuses on famous designs such as Prada, Armani, Valentino, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace, along with any new rising stars.
Not only is it the fashion shows that stun the world, but also the street style in New York itself.
If you’ve experienced or have previously visited New York, then you understand that just a simple day on the street will draw attractions, in fact, many designers and photographers do just that to get inspiration for their work and even portfolio.
The worlds famous fashion show, New York Fashion Week, which is around the months of February and September every year, is attended and watched by many people from all parts of the world.
Paris is home to many famous design schools and headquarters tons of fashion brands. Most of the department stores in Paris are famous for fashion designs such as Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton and many others which are also based in Paris. Like Milan, Paris fashion shows also host Paris Fashion Week.
These four fashion capitals have been leading the fashion industry for decades and continue to do so. The life that fashion designers live may seem glamorous and worry free, but reaching their way to the top is an extremely bumpy ride for many.
Aisha is a clothing designer who focuses on women’s fashion. Her passion for international fashion and islamic clothing has given her the opportunity to travel abroad. She develops inspiration from cities all over the world. In 2012 Aisha and her husband were blessed with their first child.