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The World’s Leading Cities for Fashion

The World’s Leading Cities for Fashion

Fashion Week kicked off in New York City this week. And shoppers in cities across the world celebrated Fashions NightOut  yesterday. Top Fashion Countries In The World So it’s a good time to look at the world’s leading cities for fashion and fashion design.

The Global Language Monitor (GLM), a media-analytics company based in Austin, Texas, released This Year. Ranking for the top fashion capitals of the world yesterday (see the table below). GLM’s rankings track language usage from the Internet. Blogs, and news media, as well as social media platforms such as Twitter.

London, England, tops the list for the second year in a row, besting New York which lost the spot in 2010. GLM’s fashion director. Bekka Payack, explained that “London’s two-year run has been has been propelled by the confluence of two rather extraordinary circumstances. The emergence of the former Kate Middleton as a top fashion icon, and the recent completion of what have been hailed as an extremely successful Summer Olympics.”

Top Fashion Countries In The World
British fashion showcased at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Barcelona tops Paris for third and Madrid is fifth, giving Spain two cities in the top ten. The United States also has two top ten cities, with Los Angeles taking ninth place, as does Italy. Which has Rome in sixth and Milan in eighth. Italy is the only country with three cities in the top 20 (Florence is in 16th place).

Top Fashion Countries In The World

Of the 55 on this year’s list, Antwerpen, Belgium, saw the biggest gain, climbing 33 places from last year to take 11th place. Mexico City, ranked 22nd last year, fell to 47th place in 2012, the largest loss.Top 20 Global Fashion Cities

2012 Rank City 2011 Rank 2011 to 2012 Change
1 London, England 1 0
2 New York, U.S. 2 0
3 Barcelona, Spain 7 +4
4 Paris, France 3 -1
5 Madrid, Spain 12 +7
6 Rome, Italy 13 +7
7 Sao Paulo, Brazil 25 18
8 Milan, Italy 4 -4
9 Los Angeles, U.S. 5 -4
10 Berlin, Germany 10 0
11 Antwerpen, Belgium 44 +33
12 Hong Kong, China 6 -6
13 Buenos Aires, Argentina 20 +7
14 Bali, Indonesia 21 +7
15 Sydney, Australia 11 -4
16 Florence, Italy 31 +15
17 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 23 +6
18 Johannesburg, South Africa 41 +23
19 Singapore 8 -11
20 Tokyo, Japan 9 -11

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