Fashion is something that can translate all across the globe and with so many fashion capitals in the word, there’s plenty of cities to explore in style.
By: Abbinaya Narayanan
Some cities seem to have it all: culture, history, food and, if you’re lucky, fashion. Fashion capitals around the globe have long attracted aspiring designers and admirers of style, especially during trendsetting fashion weeks and other prominent shows. If you love the art and passion of the fashion world and want to experience it first-hand, take your next vacation to one of these posh fashion capitals.
Visiting New York as a Fashion Capital
At the top of the list, New York is one of the most prominent fashion capitals of the world. There are over 75 fashion trade shows a year and designers from all over the world come to participate in New York Fashion Week, which takes place in February and September.
First, visit many of the original stores of designers and brands you love that started out in the Big Apple. For example, Coach started in New York City in 1941. You can visit the historic headquarters and flagship store and pick yourself up one of the hottest handbags of the season. If you haven’t had your fill of fashion history, visit the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see more than 35,000 costumes and accessories from around the world, some dating back to the 15th century. Times Square is one of the biggest attractions filled with fashion stores and more. If you are a high school student or a college student, visit the famous Fashion Institute of Technology, where upcoming designers go to get a fashion education.
Experiencing Fashion in London
London consistently remains at the top of the list for most fashionable cities. It has a reputation for being one of the world’s most fashionable cities and continues to impress with its jaw-dropping designers and shows. To get your Brit fashion fix, Vogue News suggests taking a fashion tour with qualified tour guides who know the inside scoop of the London fashion scene. The guides will give you a rundown of the city’s fashion history and then take you to some exclusive sites such as the Queen’s dressmaker’s studio and Vogue’s headquarters in Hanover Square. If you are interested in pursuing a career in fashion, The London College of Fashion is one of the top fashion colleges with a top ranking in the fashion educational industry.
Travel to Milan for Fashion
The fashion in Milan is one that is so unique and vibrant. With signature style trends ranging from gold jewelry to oversized blazers and jackets, Milan is a great place to visit for fashion. Since the 16th century, Milan has been at the top of the list for fashion. Along with the aesthetics of art and culture this city has to offer, there are so many fashion venues too with countless fashion shows for tourists to see.
If you want an authentic fashion tour of Milan, visit the Fidenza Village, which features many outlet stores. Next, book a fashion tour of the fashion capital with free wine tasting for an unforgettable experience that mixes food and fashion, the two must-haves of Milan. If you want a more laidback tour, take a self-guided audio tour located in Museo del Novecento.
Visiting Paris as a Fashion Capital
Paris is the city of love, lights and fashion – a perfect trifecta. Any time is an ideal time to be in Paris, but for style fans nothing beats Paris Fashion Week. The hottest designers from around the world showcase their up-and-coming catalogs and lucky attendees get a first glimpse of the new season’s styles. The spring fashion week in Paris is in March, but if you can’t make it, there are fashionable sights to see all over the city. One must-see stop is the Palais Galliera, an iconic museum of fashion located in a Renaissance-inspired palace. You can view clothes from every decade and every trend in the world of high fashion.
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