Sydney, Australia (WiredPRNews.com) — New York, Paris, Rome, London and Milan seem to be dominating the fashion world but players on the B-list such as Dubai and Sydney are also coming up strong, according to an annual survey of top fashion cities.
The list is compiled by Global Language Monitor which is a non-profit organization tracking the words and phrases used frequently in the media, Internet and the entire blogosphere. New York topped the list in 2008 for the 5th consecutive year; Rome retained the 2nd spot and Paris was third. Milan overtook London for the 4th rank, pushing up to the 5th position. More surprises came when smaller fashion cities came up as Sydney jumped to 7th rank from 12th and Dubai to 12th from 24th.
The newcomers include New Delhi at 24th position and Madrid at 15th. Stockholm, Sweden also made its entry being the single most Nordic city in the list and Cape Town in South Africa also made a new entry. Tokyo retained its position as the Asian Fashion industry’s capital at 10th position but it slipped from its 6th position last year. Hong Kong is just one rank behind Tokyo. Some of the dropped cities from the list include Bangkok and Sao Paolo.
The director of Global Language Monitor, Millie Lorenzo Payack, said that the recent fashion trends are dominated by the Big 5 cities including London, New York, Milan, Rome and Paris especially as far as the viewpoint of electronic media, print media and Internet is concerned but sector tier cities are also coming up strong. The list of 25 top fashion cities include:
- Los Angeles,
- Las Vegas,
- Buenos Aires,
- Mumbai and
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