Top 10 Fashion Cities of 2007: New York Leads, LA, Vegas in Top 10
New York is the top fashion city in the world an annual survey conducted by the California-based Global Language Monitor has concluded. Two other American cities from the west also finished with very high marks. Los Angeles, California finished just below Tokyo, Japan and ranked at number seven.
And Sin City proves that what happens in Vegas as far as fashion is considered doesn't stay in vegas but has a great impact as Las Vegas Nevada cracked the top ten of the world wide survey and finished at a respectable ninth spot.
A report from GLM notes that the Top Fashion Cities of 2007 have been named by the Global Language Monitor in its annual global survey. Topping the list for 2007 are New York, Rome, Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, and Singapore.
Breaking into the Top 25 were Berlin (No. 11), Shanghai (No, 14), Moscow (No. 16) and Dubai (No. 24). Other notable rankings included Shanghai at No. 14, Sydney and Melbourne at Nos. 12 and 15 respectively, and the Fashion Quartet of South America: Santiago, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Palo, and Buenos Aires. No. 25 was Krakow making the ranking apparently because of it emerging status as center of neo-Bohemian influence.
"The ranking is surprising in a number of ways, most of which relate to the changing nature of the Global Fashion Industry, said Millie Lorenzo Payack, Fashion Correspondent and Director of the Global Language Monitor. "Cities that recently would have been considered fashion backwaters – or worse, are now emerging as significant regional hubs."
This exclusive ranking is based upon GLM's Predictive Quantities Index, a proprietary algorithm, that tracks words and phrases in the print and electronic media, on the Internet and throughout the blogosphere. The words and phrases are tracked in relation to their frequency, contextual usage and appearance in global media outlets.
1 New York - Far and away No.1 by every index
2 Rome - Beats out Paris, London and Milan
3 Paris - Heartbeat of the fashion world
4 London - Pulsing with creative energy
5 Milan - Perennial contender for No. 1
6 Tokyo - Gaining global influence
7 Los Angeles - Will Posh spice impact Ranking?
8 - Hong Kong - No. 1 in South Asia
9 - Las Vegas Emerging as vibrant fashion center
10 - Singapore - Strong regional hub
11 - Berlin - Big fashion push & its working
12 - Sydney - OZ scores two in the Top 20
13 - Barcelona - Regional center grows in stature
14 - Shanghai - China breaks into the Big Time
15 - Melbourne - Gold Coast is golden for fashion
16 - Moscow - Lenin would not be amused
17 - Bangkok - Realizing its dream
18 - Mumbai - Indian fashion influences globe
19 - Santiago - Major strides for a proud nation
20 - Rio de Janeiro - More than Carnivale and Ipanema
21 - Sao Paolo - Money and fashion DO mix
22 - Buenos Aires - Seat of Classic Beauty returns
23 - Johannesburg - A first for Africa
24 - Dubai - Dubai? Yes, Dubai,
25 - Krakow - Neo-Bohemia thrives
California-based Global Language Monitor analyzes and catalogues the latest trends in word usage and word choices, and their impact on the various aspects of culture. Currently, GLM is attempting to count the number of words in the Global English Codex. The Million Word March currently stands at 994,258.
A worldwide assemblage of academics, professional wordsmiths and bibliophiles, supports the GLM to help monitor the latest trends in the evolution (and demise) of language, word usage and word choices.
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