Top 10 Fashion Cities of the World
The Top Ten Fashion Cities, 2010 ranking, last year’s rank, and commentary follow
1. New York (+1) – Reclaims the top spot which it sees as its rightful place. 2. Hong Kong (+5) – The highest ranking ever for an Asian city. 3. London (+2) – The first time, the No. 2 ranking goes to anyone other than the Classic Four (New York, Paris, London and Milan). 4. Paris (-1) – No. 1 in our hearts by No. 4 in the eyes of the media. 5. Los Angeles (+1) – Film is playing an ever more important place in the world of fashion. 6. Milan (-5) – Milan Fashion Week was widely considered a disappointment. 7. Sydney (+2) – Sydney and Melbourne are energizing the fashion world from Oz.
Top Fashion Cities & Clothing Capitals 2010
Top Fashion City of the Year Each July, the Global Language Monitor (GLM) ranks the Top Fashion Cities of the Year ranked by Internet presence in a global survey. New York has regained the title of World Fashion Capital of 2010, after being bested by Milan in 2009 according to the annual survey. Topping the list for 2010 are New York, Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Los Angeles. Milan, Sydney, Miami Barcelona and Madrid followed. This was the first time the two Iberian cities were ranked in the Top Ten
8. Miami (+5) – strength in swimwear propels Miami into the Top Ten. 9. Barcelona (+5) – Once again, take the top spot in Iberia. 10. Madrid (+11) – Impressive leap into the Top Ten.
Top 30 Global Fashion Cities and World Capitals
11. Melbourne (+14) – Sydney strides ahead; Melbourne even more so. 12. Shanghai (+2) — Hong Kong and Shanghai both outpace Tokyo. 13. Sao Paulo (-5) – No. 1 in Latin America, again. 14. Tokyo (-2) – Maintaining a relatively strong message while slipping a bit. 15. Singapore (+5) – Strong fashion infrastructure helps it keep pace. 16. Las Vegas (-6) – Hard economic times make a dent in Vegas’ standing. 17. Amsterdam (NL) – Move on to the list for the first time. 18. Berlin (+1) – Hard work helps it main spot in the Top Twenty. 19. Rio de Janeiro (-1) – Strong Latin presence yet slips further behind Sao Paulo. 20. Moscow (+2) – Back in the Top Twenty where it belongs.
21. Dubai (-10) – Transformation of Burg Dubai into Burj Khalifa mirrors the local fashion industry’s trajectory for the year. 22. Rome (-18) – Steepest decline for the survey, ever. 23. Cape Town (NL) – Nice debut for a city known for its multicultural beauty. 24. Buenos Aires (0) – Remains No. 3 in Latin America reflecting its glorious past. 25. Johannesburg (NL) – A big year for South Africa with two debuts in the Top Twenty-five. 26. Prague (+3) – Proud city further strengthens its fashion credentials. 27. Vienna (NL) – Strong debut for the capital of the old Hapsburg Empire. 28. Mumbai (-12) – Mumbai falls out of the Top Twenty, but Delhi falls further. 29. Mexico City (+1) – Tops in Central America, again. 30. New Delhi (-13) – Though strengthening its fashion infrastructure, falls further behind Mumbai
Others in the ranking in order: 31. Santiago (-8) Making fashion strides while slipping a bit. 32. Bali (NL) – Solid debut for the Indonesian Archipelago. 33. Stockholm (-7) – Once more, tops in Scandinavia. 34. Copenhagen (NL) – Debuts right behind Stockholm. 35. Bangkok (-8) – Falling further behind in the fashion race. 36. Warsaw (NL) – Moves into the top tier in 2010. 37. Chicago (NL) – The Second City makes the list for the first time. 38. Toronto (NL) – Toronto edges Montreal for the top Canadian entry. 39. Krakow (Cracow) (-11) – Maintains a rather unique and creative niche in the industry. 40. (Tie) Dallas (NL) – There are more than cowboys in this emerging regional capital. 40. (Tie) Atlanta (NL) – More than CNN is making an international impact from Hot ‘Lanta.
Fashion Capitals - Regional Rankings
Fashion Cities - Regional Rankings 2009
Asia and Oceania: Hong Kong, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, Melbourne, Bangkok
Europe: Milano, Paris, Rome, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Madrid, Stockholm, (Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Frankfurt)
India: Mumbai, New Delhi
Latin America: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Buenos Aries, Mexico City
Middle and Eastern Europe: Moscow, Krakow, Prague
Middle East and Africa: Dubai, (Johannesburg, Cape Town)
North America: New York, LA, Las Vegas, Miami, (Dallas, Toronto, Montreal, Atlanta)