Monthly Archives: June 2014
The Top Global Fashion Capital Rankings are listed below, in the format: Position, City, Change from 2012, and comment.
- New York (+1) — The Big Apple is back on top of the fashion world by slipping past Paris by .5%.
- Paris (+2) – The Top Global Fashion Capital for Haute Couture is surprisingly strong in pret-a-porter, also.
- London (-2) – London has enjoyed a fabulous two-year run and is now secure in its place in the top echelon for global fashion.
- Los Angeles (+5) – Zut alors! Tinsel Town in the Top Four? The result of the melding of the Red Carpet, the Industry (film, of course), and West Coast cool.
- Barcelona (-2) – Espana, again, places two Fashion Capitals in the Top Fifteen. Barcelona also wins the Top Fashion Capital for Swimwear.
- Rome (0) — Rome may have Seven Hills but Italy now has Three Fashion Capitals (and Milan is No. 2).
- Berlin (+3) – Berlin continues its steady rise moving deeper into the the elite ranks.
- Sydney (+7) – Sydney towers over OZ distancing (and distinguishing) itself, once again, from Melbourne.
- Antwerp (+2) – Ah Antwerp, reverberations of the avant garde Antwerp Six continues into the 21st century.
- Shanghai (+12) – As China further emerges onto the world stage, Shanghai leads the fashion charge.
- Tokyo (+9) – Tokyo made a leap in 2013 that many consider long overdue.
- Milano (-4) – Milan was the Top Global Fashion Capital back in 2009 and remains a strong contender for the top spot year-after-year.
- Florence (+3) – Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli — A proud heritage to a thriving fashion industry in 2013.
- Madrid (-9) – Still strong in 2013, further cementing its place among the elite Fashion Capitals.
- Sao Paulo (-8) – Again, the Queen of Latin American Fashion Capitals.
- St. Petersburg (+35) – Russian comes into 2014 with two Fashion Capitals in the Top Twenty, with Petrograd surprising Moscow.
- Moscow (+18) – Apparently a rising tide does, indeed, raise all ships as Moscow comes back strong from 2012.
- Singapore (+1) – Basically standing in place (and a good place to stand) but now trailing both Shanghai and Tokyo.
- Miami (+20) – Miami is, indeed, more than swimwear; and the fashion world apparently recognizes it.
- Hong Kong (-8) – Down another eight spots this year but still a strong global presence.
- Prague (+24) – Prague continues its well-deserved ascension up the Fashion Capital ladder.
- New Delhi (+26) – A major move for Delhi, the result of ‘sticking to the knitting’ (its traditional strengths) and focusing on them.
- Krakow (+10) – Krakow continues it curious and continuous expansion of influence.
- Warsaw (+19) – Warsaw, too, is finding its stride as a major regional player.
- Dallas (+21) – The Big D is now the top US regional Fashion Capital.
- Melbourne (-5) – Still solid but falling further behind Sydney in the race for the OZ title.
- Cape Town (+27) – In a major surprise, Cape Town leaps over Jo-burg or, rather, Jo-burg falls behind the Mother City.
- Rio de Janeiro (-11) – Rio, which has the upcoming World Cup and Summer Olympics in 2016, needs to keep pace with Sao Paulo.
- Chicago (+21) – The City of Big Shoulders continues to reach out as a global fashion contender.
- Buenos Aires (-17) – Buenos Aires’s native-born son, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has won a major fashion award, as the city itself flourishes as a regional Fashion Capital.
- Dubai (-3) – A burgeoning global presence and the No. 1 Fashion Capital in the Middle East.
- Toronto (+21) – Makes a major move to take the lead in Canada, over Toronto (by one) and Montreal (by 15).
- Vancouver (-2) – VanCity is developing its own, distinctive fashion sense, finding admirers the world over.
- Las Vegas (-10) – Las Vegas is attempting to build a brand-new fashion infrastructure.
- Amsterdam (-8) – Creative impulses continue to flow outward from the Netherlands.
- Stockholm (-4) – Stockholm is now the Nordic Fashion Capital, with good reason.
- Johannesburg (-19) – Jo-burg, continues in its role as a major regional center influencers.
- Vienna (-1) – The ancient imperial citadel continues to exert its classic fashion sense.
- Bali (-25) – Bali is a serious Fashion Capital for Swimwear, a strong annual contender.
- Boston ( 4) – Boston brings a classic sense of traditional American design with flashes of innovation.
- Mexico City (+6) – Finding its footing as a major Latin American Fashion Capital
- Houston (+7) – One of the three Texas cities to emerge in recent years.
- Copenhagen (-13) – Copenhagen and Stockholm continue to contend for leadership in the Nordic World.
- Monaco (-19) – Monte Carlo is, well, Monte Carlo.
- Mumbai (-7) – Over the last few years Delhi has surpassed Mumbai as the Fashion Capital of the Subcontinent.
- Atlanta (+9) – Atlanta, is now the Fashion Capital, as well as the Capital of the New South.
- Santiago (-21) – A solid, yet idiosyncratic, fashion presence in the sphere of Latin American Fashion.
- Montreal (+4) – An Old World presence in a thriving New World metropolis.
- Caracas (-26) – Working hard to maintain its traditional yet advanced fashion sensibilities.
- San Francisco (-9) – Continues to thrive as one of the two centers of outer (and odd) fashion in the US.
- Abu Dhabi (-11) – There are more vibrant outposts of fashion that are contending to replace Abu Dhabi on this list.
- Bangkok (-23) – Bangkok’s fashion reputation reflected the decline of civil order in Thailand.
- Austin (-11) – The other thriving center of outr (and odd) fashion in the US.
- Frankfurt (-18) – Berlin’s towering fashion stature overshadows Frankfurt am Main.
- Seoul (-21) – The emerging Fashion Capital continues to build on its distinctive sense of Asian style.
Courtesy : http://www.languagemonitor.com
The process to remove unwanted crease & wrinkles & to produce crease in wanted/required area to give the garment a smooth, lusturious & fine appearance is known as pressing.
Pressing is also known as “Ironing”.
In technical sense, ‘pressing can be defined as a process which changes the geometric fibre structure of the area being pressed by the controlled application of heat, steam & pressure’.
In this sense, removing a crease from a garment involves the same change of fibre lay as that required to open a seam or to press a hem.
Pressing is a crucial process which imparts the final finish to a garment & present the garment attractively to the final customer. Read the rest of this entry