Fashion Capitals

Name the top twenty cities in the world for fashion in 2015.
According to the Global Language Monitor
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: November 14, 2018
First submittedDecember 23, 2012
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Rank
City
1
Paris
2
New York
3
London
4
Los Angeles
5
Rome
6
Milan
7
Barcelona
Rank
City
8
Berlin
9
Madrid
10
Tokyo
11
Florence
12
Hong Kong
13
Sydney
14
Singapore
Rank
City
15
Shanghai
16
São Paulo
17
Dubai
18
Rio de Janeiro
19
Miami
20
Dallas
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Level 55
Feb 26, 2015
To be fair, it's really European fashion brands that everyone is after so I don't think any cities in Asia should be on here. Nobody cares about brand names from China, Singapore, Japan or Malaysia, they care about brands made in Italy, France, UK and Germany.
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Level 78
Mar 13, 2015
Are you serious? New designers are emerging from everywhere and becoming trendy.
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Level 83
Jun 20, 2016
I am sure there's plenty of Asians who are after Asian fashion brands. It says "world" after all.
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Level 76
Jun 27, 2016
@gzx5 This is not a quiz about brand names. It is a quiz about fashion influence. If you don't think cities like Tokyo and Shanghai are influential and trend-setting, I'm going to go out on a limb and say you don't know much about fashion.
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Level 73
Jul 15, 2016
This seemed a bit of a silly, subjective, exercise so I checked the method they use to calculate these rankings, and it says: The study is a Big Data textual analysis based on billions of webpages, millions of blogs, the top 375,000 global print and electronic media, and new social media formats as they appear. In other words, they simply count up fashion mentions as they appear on the internet.
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Level 78
Aug 2, 2016
This was silly and subjective as compared to what? Most popular Pokemon? Best 100 bands and singers? Many of the quizzes here are subjective. You make wonderful quizzes - how would you do this one to make it less "silly"?
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Level 73
Aug 2, 2016
Probably be clear what is this quiz is measuring here: "Which cities have attracted most fashion-related mentions on the internet in 2015"? I think the Global Language Monitor was silly claiming that a city being talked about on the internet makes it a fashion "capital".
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Level 79
Aug 7, 2016
agree with Jerry
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Level 68
Apr 23, 2020
Let's keep in mind that fashion is inherently subjective. It is essentially what people want their outer image to look like. The more people emulate a certain style in increasing numbers the more it becomes fashion. Measuring the number of times a certain brand, design, or fashion item from a certain city has been mentioned, pictured, or talked about on the internet is not a bad way to go at it.
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2016
I suspect it is about the amount of fashion $$$ passing through those cities, hence population and purchasing power are important factors and you get Dubai, Shanghai and ...
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Level 61
Nov 3, 2017
This is pretty much a quiz about culture. New York, Rome, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Dubai all have their own unique culture. I'm questioning Dallas because that is not the most cultural city, but everything else on here is. Saying Europe is the only place with fashion capitals is like saying Europe is the only place with culture, which is absolutely not true.
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Level 78
Mar 24, 2018
You may not consider Dallas to be a culturally important city, but it is definitely a fashion capitol. Dallas Fashion Week is a major event for designers and buyers from all over the USA, South and Central America. If you still don't believe it check it on Google with over 6 million results I think its safe to say fashion is important in and to Dallas.
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Level 80
Jan 11, 2020
Does anybody actually wear the stuff that is considered "influential"?
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Level 62
Jun 21, 2016
Great!! I made a quiz where you have to name the four fashion capitals and their respective countries, here.
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Level 62
Jun 21, 2016
The link to your source doesn't seem to work.
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Level 54
Jul 15, 2016
Missed Hong Kong and Florence... but got Dallas!
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Level 58
Aug 2, 2016
I'm surprised Seoul is not in the list, as Korea is now surpassing Japan as the pop culture and trend setting country in East Asia.
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Level 52
Aug 2, 2016
I was wondering where that was.
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Level 78
Aug 2, 2016
I was also surprised that Seoul isn't on the list.
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Level 44
Aug 2, 2016
I got Dallas, but missed Rome ...
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Level 79
Aug 2, 2016
How the fork do they rate such a thing?
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Level 79
Aug 2, 2016
somehow managed to get everything but Dallas just by guessing cities I hear associated with "fashion"
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Level 64
Aug 2, 2016
ew dallas but not chicago??? got to be kidding me
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Level 59
Aug 2, 2016
World capital of "If in doubt, overdress" and big hair.
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Level 65
Feb 14, 2017
Chicago isn't on here because people aren't in to the Derelicte look anymore. Jerseys with bullet holes in them, baggy pants, tattoos, etc
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Level 69
Aug 7, 2019
Great joke! Nothing quite like insulting an entire group of people just because they live in a different area from you. I bet you that most cities have a lot of people that dress as you just described.
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Level 44
Aug 5, 2016
Missed Berlin, Madrid, Shanghai, Florence and Sao Paolo, but I did get Tokyo in the dying seconds!
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Level 35
Aug 7, 2016
Okay, I'm surprised Dallas is on there.
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Level 73
Dec 24, 2018
And I always thought Milan was THE fashion capital
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Level 76
Dec 6, 2019
Very surprised not to see Pyongyang on here.
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Level 75
May 26, 2020
Where the hell is Jeddah? Are drone burqas out?