Top Trendsetting Cities for Fashionistas- Part 1

Top Trendsetting Cities for Fashionistas- Part 1

1. New York City
With its plethora of designer boutiques, up-and-coming trendy shops, and hot modeling scene, New York City is clearly one of the world’s fashion leaders. With its high concentration of design schools, the Big Apple is always at the forefront of fashion innovation. New York City also boasts a thriving garment district and is home to a multitude of innovative designers. Many New Yorkers are also fashion-conscious and have their own sense of style. Just people watch for a while and you’ll notice its distinctive urban aesthetic.

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2. London
London is one of the big four fashion capitals of the world along with New York City, Milan, and Paris. Recently, the city’s fashion scene has been immensely influenced by Kate Middleton as well as Alexander McQueen. These two have pushed London to the forefront of world fashion today. However, London has been a fashion-forward city for decades (remember the miniskirt revolution of the 60s?) and its styles have been adopted around the world. Burberry, Stella McCartney, and Vivienne Westwood are just some of the purveyors of the classy-to-edgy London look.

3. Milan
As one of the most important fashion capitals in the world, Milan has been a style leader since the Middle Ages. Its designers, labels, and fashion houses influence clothing, textile, and design directions in Italy as well as the rest of the globe. Shopping around the Piazza del Duomo and Quadrilatero Della Moda will thrill any fashionista with the latest prêt-à-porter picks. Home to such notable designers as Giorgio Armani, Valentino Garavani, Dolce & Gabbana, Miuccia Prada, and Franco Moschino, this city is the world’s hottest hub of haute couture.

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4. Paris
Historically one of the most important styles centers on the planet, Paris is one of the major cities for fashionistas to experience. The world has long looked to Paris for questions of style, even before the days of Coco Chanel. Names like Christian Dior, Givenchy, and Jean Paul Gaultier are the who’s who of the fashion scene. With its myriad of bespoke shops, boutiques, master tailors, and even super-chic department stores, Paris is one of the most influential fashion centers in the world.

5. Tokyo
Tokyo is one of Asia’s most fashion-friendly cities. From the innovative style gurus of Harajuku to its vast array of clothing boutiques, Tokyo is known for street apparel as well as high fashion. In many ways, Tokyo fashionistas are on the cutting edge of style, which makes this city ideal for fashion trendsetters. Beyond Harajuku, head to Ikebukuro, Ginza, Marunouchi, and Shibuya for the latest looks.

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