Why is New York considered the fashion capital of the world?
Being accorded the status of the fashion capital of the world is a matter of immense pride and joy for any city and so is for the ever-fashionable, New York City at this point of time. As per one of the most recognised surveys of the world, the Global Language Monitor study, New York has been honoured with the title of the Top Global Fashion Capital. The annual study that tracks all fashion-related words and expressions on the internet and blogosphere, around 2,50,000 news portals and the widespread social media is well-renowned. Thus, coming from it, the city is beyond exhilarated on having bagged the title, leaving behind cities like Paris and London on the second and third spot respectively, while Milan, surprisingly gets pushed down to the 12th position in the list.
However, New York scoring the first position in fashion comes as no surprise to the world for it has always been on the forefront with its fashion game right on point. It is the city of origin for almost all new fashion fads and where several trends are born, banking upon its massive pool of creative talent from a huge number of fashion designers, retailers and creative heads of all noteworthy brands and fashion houses. The city stands central to fashion and is a major hub for the industry having over 5,000 fashion showrooms, which is unparalleled by any other city in the world. It is the place where novel ideas are invented, moulded into styles that become defined as popular trends and get followed all across the globe; it’s where it all begins.
Well, for any city it’s not just about the fashion giants it has but more about its fashion flow amongst the classes as well as the masses for they constitute, both, the primary audience and the primary consumer base for all things fashion. New York City is forever seen pulsating with a fashionable streak in its people with a stylish energy running in the air alongside its image for having a creative yet systematised and analytical approach towards fashion.
From celebrities to socialites, from the working women professionals to the school and college going youth, the New York City streets are like a live runway for all its wonderful women and even men, making it look like a scene from a high-end, glossy fashion magazine. Not to brag but it does stand true that the New Yorkers are found much more in keeping with what’s in vogue and are seen updated with their style quotient as compared to any other city in the world and thereafter, are deservedly spotted at the uppermost position in the fashion list.
It is a sheer delight for the New York City, having garnered the prestige of being ‘the’ fashion capital of the world and thus, being in a envious position to be the ultimate exporter of its fashion sense to one and all at a global stance and also, for having a chance to demonstrate being a tremendous generator of income, employment and wealth in the fashion segment as a whole.