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Global Fashion Capitals

Fashion & Textile History Gallery
June 2 – November 14, 2015


The globalization of fashion has given rise to new fashion cities that now annually host hundreds of fashion weeks around the world. Each city’s cultural identity and particular economic, political, and social circumstances combine to elevate its designers to international prominence. Through over 70 objects, Global Fashion Capitals explores the history of the established fashion capitals—Paris, New York, Milan, and London—followed by Tokyo and Antwerp, and the emergence of 16 new fashion cities: Stockholm/Copenhagen, Berlin, Moscow/St. Petersburg, Kiev, Istanbul, Madrid/Barcelona, Sydney/Melbourne, Mexico City, São Paulo, Johannesburg, Lagos, Mumbai, Seoul, and Shanghai. Global Fashion Capitals aims to broaden the understanding of what constitutes a “fashion capital” and to expand the dialogue on the globalization of the fashion industry during the 21st century.

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Image: Ricardo Seco, Dreams, Spring/Summer 2015, Mexico City/New York. Photo courtesy of Laura Garza.


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