Fashion week has already begun early this year when London kicked start the 'process' with their version of the London Menswear Fashion Week (or London Collection Men) for yet another cycle. Then it was Milan for their Pitti Uomo and MFW, moving to Paris, and soon the fashion pack will shift across the Atlantic, leaving European continent to the States where the coveted NYFW will commence. It's always that four cities where the style and fashion really got big coverage, setting trends that will be worn by the fashionoholics for incoming seasons. If you do realize, most big labels not only did the typical two collections per year - it's now eight!
Spring/Summer, Autumn/Winter, Pre-fall and Cruise collection for both men and womenswear. Not to mention there's also Couture, which added to the growing number of already many collections that they do. No wonder the fashion business is a lucrative market and highly booming; while on the other hand, the designers seem to be restless and worn out these days. Their creative mind gotta work non-stop!
Yet, under the radar it seems that some other fashion cities also started to get attention, such as Sao Paolo, Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Tokyo. They equally got great talents, which has yet to gain acceptance from the global market at large.
Anyway. Mentioning the top fashion cities, I love that they have been immortalized into the statement tee by Asos. Simple, black & white and looking chic.
Fashion City tee - Asos. Selvedge skinny jeans - Uniqlo, watch - Calvin Klein Deluxe.
*something you probably don't realize: the highly booming the fashion industry is, the greater demand the material would be especially synthetic and technofabrics like pleather, viscose, acrylic, nylon, polyester, polyamide, microfibers, lurex, etc...etc. And that's when the best part of being in the fashion industry is also to be a Chemical Engineer - coz we involved in producing those material! We are as equally the fashion leader as the fashion designer! Something to ponder...