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Top fashion cities with ranking ! (2013)

Fashion

The Top Global Fashion Capital Rankings are listed below, in the format:  Position, City, Change from 2012, and comment.

  1. New York (+1) — The Big Apple is back on top of the fashion world by slipping past Paris by .5%.
  2. Paris (+2) – The Top Global Fashion Capital for Haute Couture is surprisingly strong in pret-a-porter, also.
  3. London (-2) – London has enjoyed a fabulous two-year run and is now secure in its place in the top echelon for global fashion.
  4. 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.
  5. Barcelona (-2)  –  Espana, again, places two Fashion Capitals in the Top Fifteen.  Barcelona also wins the Top Fashion Capital for Swimwear.
  6. Rome (0) — Rome may have Seven Hills but Italy now has Three Fashion Capitals (and Milan is No. 2).
  7. Berlin (+3)  – Berlin continues its steady rise moving deeper into the the elite ranks.
  8. Sydney (+7)  –  Sydney towers over OZ distancing (and distinguishing) itself, once again, from Melbourne.
  9. Antwerp (+2)  – Ah Antwerp, reverberations of the avant garde Antwerp Six continues into the 21st century.
  10. Shanghai (+12) –  As China further emerges onto the world stage, Shanghai leads the fashion charge.
  11. Tokyo (+9) – Tokyo made a leap in 2013 that many consider long overdue.
  12. Milano (-4)  –  Milan was the Top Global Fashion Capital back in 2009 and remains a strong contender for the top spot year-after-year.
  13. Florence (+3)  – Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli — A proud heritage to a thriving fashion industry in 2013.
  14. Madrid (-9) –  Still strong in 2013,  further cementing its place among the elite Fashion Capitals.
  15. Sao Paulo (-8)  – Again, the Queen of Latin American Fashion Capitals.
  16. St. Petersburg (+35)  –  Russian comes into 2014 with two Fashion Capitals in the Top Twenty, with Petrograd surprising  Moscow.  
  17. Moscow (+18)  –  Apparently a rising tide does, indeed, raise all ships as Moscow comes back strong from 2012.
  18. Singapore (+1)  –  Basically standing in place (and a good  place to stand) but now trailing both Shanghai and Tokyo.
  19. Miami (+20)  –  Miami is, indeed, more than swimwear; and the fashion world apparently recognizes it.
  20. Hong Kong (-8)  –  Down another eight spots this year but still a strong global presence.
  21. Prague (+24)  –  Prague continues its well-deserved ascension up the Fashion Capital ladder.
  22. New Delhi (+26)  –  A major move for Delhi, the result of ‘sticking to the knitting’ (its traditional strengths) and focusing on them.
  23. Krakow (+10)  –  Krakow continues it curious and continuous expansion of influence.
  24. Warsaw (+19)  –  Warsaw, too, is finding its stride as a major regional player.
  25. Dallas (+21)  –  The Big D is now the top US regional Fashion Capital.
  26. Melbourne (-5)  –  Still solid but falling further behind Sydney in the race for the OZ title.
  27. Cape Town (+27)  –  In a major surprise, Cape Town leaps over Jo-burg or, rather, Jo-burg falls behind the Mother City.
  28. Rio de Janeiro (-11)  –  Rio, which has the upcoming World Cup and Summer Olympics in 2016, needs to keep pace with Sao Paulo.
  29. Chicago (+21)  –  The City of Big Shoulders continues to reach out as a global fashion contender.
  30. 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.
  31. Dubai (-3)  – A burgeoning global presence and the No. 1 Fashion Capital in the Middle East.
  32. Toronto (+21)  –  Makes a major move to take the lead in Canada, over Toronto (by one) and Montreal (by 15).
  33. Vancouver (-2)  –  VanCity is developing its own, distinctive fashion sense, finding admirers the world over.
  34. Las Vegas (-10)  –  Las Vegas is attempting to build a brand-new fashion infrastructure.
  35. Amsterdam (-8)  – Creative impulses continue to flow outward from the Netherlands.
  36. Stockholm  (-4)  –  Stockholm is now the Nordic Fashion Capital, with good reason.
  37. Johannesburg (-19)  – Jo-burg, continues in its role as a major regional center influencers.
  38. Vienna (-1)  –  The ancient imperial citadel continues to exert its classic fashion sense.
  39. Bali (-25)  –  Bali is a serious Fashion Capital for Swimwear, a strong annual contender.
  40. Boston ( 4)  –  Boston brings a classic sense of traditional American design with flashes of innovation.
  41. Mexico City (+6)  –  Finding its footing as a major Latin American Fashion Capital
  42. Houston (+7)  –  One of the three Texas cities to emerge in recent years.
  43. Copenhagen (-13)  –  Copenhagen and Stockholm continue to contend for leadership in the Nordic World.
  44. Monaco (-19)  –  Monte Carlo is, well, Monte Carlo.
  45. Mumbai (-7)  –  Over the last few years Delhi has surpassed Mumbai as the Fashion Capital of the Subcontinent.
  46. Atlanta (+9)  –  Atlanta, is now the Fashion Capital, as well as the Capital of the New South.
  47. Santiago (-21)  –  A solid, yet idiosyncratic, fashion presence in the sphere of Latin American Fashion.
  48. Montreal (+4)  –  An Old World presence in a thriving New World metropolis.
  49. Caracas (-26)  –  Working hard to maintain its traditional yet advanced fashion sensibilities.
  50. San Francisco (-9)  –  Continues to thrive as one of the two centers of outer (and odd) fashion in the US.
  51. Abu Dhabi (-11)  –  There are more vibrant outposts of fashion that are contending to replace Abu Dhabi on this list.
  52. Bangkok  (-23)  – Bangkok’s  fashion reputation reflected the decline of civil order  in Thailand.
  53. Austin (-11)  –  The other thriving center of outr (and odd) fashion in the US.
  54. Frankfurt (-18)  –  Berlin’s towering  fashion stature overshadows Frankfurt am Main.
  55. Seoul (-21)  –  The emerging Fashion Capital continues to build on its distinctive sense of Asian style.

 

Courtesy : http://www.languagemonitor.com

Pressing

PressingPressing:

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

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