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==Annual fashion capital rankings==
 
An annual ranking of the leading fashion capitals is produced by Global Language Monitor, a US-based company that tracks trends through language use worldwide. The 2017 top-sixty three fashion capitals, according to its rankings, are listed below.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.languagemonitor.com/fashion-capitals/new-york-bests-paris-for-2017-top-global-fashion-capital-title/|title=New York Bests Paris for 2017 Top Global Fashion Capital Title |publisher=Languagemonitor.com |date= |accessdate=11 September 2017}}</ref>
 
   
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! style=”width:50px;”| Rank (2017)
 
! City
 
! style=”width:50px;”| Last
 
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|1 || [[File:Flag of USA.svg|20px]] [[New York City]] || 2
 
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|2 || [[File:Flag of France.svg|20px]] [[Paris]] || 1
 
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|3 || [[File:Flag of Spain.svg|20px]] [[Barcelona]] || 7
 
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|4 || [[File:Flag of Italy.svg|20px]] [[Milan]] || 6
 
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|5 || [[File:Flag of Italy.svg|20px]] [[Rome]] || 5
 
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|6 || [[File:Flag of UK.svg|20px]] [[London]] || 3
 
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|7 || [[File:Flag of Netherlands.svg|20px]] [[Amsterdam]] || 23
 
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|8 || [[File:Flag of Germany.svg|20px]] [[Berlin]] || 8
 
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|9 || [[File:Flag of USA.svg|20px]] [[Las Vegas]] || 23
 
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|10 || [[File:Flag of United Arab Emirates.svg|20px]] [[Dubai]] || 17
 
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|11 || [[File:Flag of Singapore.svg|20px]] [[Singapore]] || 14
 
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|12 || [[File:Flag of Hong Kong.svg|20px]] [[Hong Kong]] || 12
 
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|13 || [[File:Flag of Italy.svg|20px]] [[Florence]] || 11
 
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|14 || [[File:Flag of USA.svg|20px]] [[Los Angeles]] || 4
 
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|15 || [[File:Flag of Spain.svg|20px]] [[Madrid]] || 9
 
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|16 || [[File:Flag of Indonesia.svg|20px]] [[Bali]] || 40
 
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|17 || [[File:Flag of South Korea.svg|20px]] [[Seoul]] || 56
 
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|18 || [[File:Flag of the Czech Republic.svg|20px]] [[Prague]] || 33
 
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|19 || [[File:Flag of Brazil.svg|20px]] [[Rio de Janeiro]] || 18
 
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|20 || [[File:Flag of Argentina.svg|20px]] [[Buenos Aires]] || 29
 
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|21 || [[File:Flag of USA.svg|20px]] [[Washington, D.C.]] || 54
 
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|22 || [[File:Flag of Russia.svg|20px]] [[Moscow]] || 22
 
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|23 || [[File:Flag of Japan.svg|20px]] [[Tokyo]] || 10
 
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|24 || [[File:Flag of Chile.svg|20px]] [[Santiago]] || 43
 
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|25 || [[File:Flag of Austria.svg|20px]] [[Vienna]] || 34
 
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|26 || [[File:Flag of China.svg|20px]] [[Shanghai]] || 15
 
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|27 || [[File:Flag of India.svg|20px]] [[Mumbai]] || 38
 
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|28 || [[File:Flag of Australia.svg|20px]] [[Melbourne]] || 49
 
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|29 || [[File:Flag of Sweden.svg|20px]] [[Stockholm]] || 46
 
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|30 || [[File:Flag of Thailand.svg|20px]] [[Bangkok]] || 50
 
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|31 || [[File:Flag of Poland.svg|20px]] [[Warsaw]] || 42
 
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|32 || [[File:Flag of Denmark.svg|20px]] [[Copenhagen]] || 36
 
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|33 || [[File:Flag of USA.svg|20px]] [[San Francisco]] || 37
 
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|34 || {{flagicon image|Flag of Australia.svg}} [[Sydney]] || 13
 
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|35 || {{flagicon image|Flag of Brazil.svg}} [[São Paulo]] ||16
 
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|36 || {{flagicon image|Flag of Belgium.svg}} [[Antwerpen]] || 25
 
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|37 || [[File:Flag of RSA.svg|20px]] [[Johannesburg]] || 48
 
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|38 || {{flagicon image|Flag of USA.svg|20px}} [[Dallas]] || 20
 
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|39 || [[File:Flag of USA.svg|20px]] [[Austin]] || 45
 
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|40 || [[File:Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg|20px]] [[Abu Dhabi]] || Debut
 
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|41 || [[File:Flag of Russia.svg|20px]] [[St Petersburg]] || 35
 
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|42 || [[File:Flag of South Africa.svg|20px]] [[Cape Town]] || 41
 
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|43 || [[File:Flag of Mexico.svg|20px]] [[Mexico City]] || 53
 
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|44 || {{flagicon image|Flag of USA.svg}} [[Portland, Oregon]] || Debut
 
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|45 || [[File:Flag of Germany.svg|20px]] [[Frankfurt]] || 51
 
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|46 || {{flagicon image|Flag of USA.svg}} [[Boston]] || 24
 
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|47 || {{flagicon image|Flag of Malaysia.svg|20px}} [[Kuala Lumpur]] || Debut
 
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|48 || [[File:Flag of RSA.svg|20px]] [[Johannesburg]] || 37
 
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|49 || {{flagicon image|Flag of Monaco.svg}} [[Monaco]] || 21
 
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|50 || {{flagicon image|Flag of USA.svg}} [[Atlanta, Georgia]] || 47
 
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|51 || [[File:Flag of India.svg|20px]] [[New Delhi]] || 39
 
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|52 || [[File:Flag of Canada.svg|20px]] [[Vancouver]] || 52
 
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|53 || {{flagicon image|Flag of USA.svg}} [[Chicago, Illinois]] || 27
 
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|54 || {{flagicon image|Flag of USA.svg}} [[Houston, Texas]] || 30
 
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|55 || [[File:Flag of Canada.svg|20px]] [[Montreal]] || 47
 
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|56 || [[File:Flag of Senegal.svg|20px]] [[Dakar]] || Debut
 
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|57 || [[File:Flag of Lebanon.svg|20px]] [[Beirut]] || Debut
 
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|58 || [[File:Flag of Poland.svg|20px]] [[Kraków]] || 44
 
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|59 || {{flagicon image|Flag of Canada.svg}} [[Toronto]] || 28
 
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|60 || [[File:Flag of Nigeria.svg|20px]] [[Lagos]] || Debut
 
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|61 || {{flagicon image|Flag of USA.svg}} [[Columbus, Ohio|Columbus]] || Debut
 
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|62 || {{flagicon image|Flag of Ghana.svg}} [[Accra]] || Debut
 
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|63 || [[File:Flag of Venezuela.svg|20px]] [[Caracas]] || Hiatus
 
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===Commentary from Global Language Monitor About the 2017 edition of its annual fashion capital rankings===
 
The current 2017 rankings now include 63 fashion capitals. There are three new fashion capitals from West Africa: Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; and Lagos, Nigeria. There is one new fashion capital from East Asia: Kuala Lumpur. There is one new fashion capital from the Middle East: Beirut, Lebanon. Before the various insurgencies in the region, Beirut was known as the Paris of the Middle East. There are two new fashion capitals from North America: Portland, Oregon known for its ‘weird’ culture, much like Austin, Texas and Columbus, Ohio known in the fashion world as the manufacturing headquarters of Henri Bendel, Victoria’s Secret, the Bath & Body Works, Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F), and others.
 
   
====Commentary from Global Language Monitor individual cities in the 2017 edition====
 
   
No. 3 Barcelona — Moving into Big Four Territory is Big News by definition.
 
   
No. 4 Milano — Reclaiming its Big Four status; hmm, perhaps all that re-thinking and revamping just might be having an impact (we’ll see in 2018).
 
   
No. 6 London — Had a great run earlier in the decade, but not so great lately (If you consider the No. 6 spot not so great).
 
   
No. 7 Amsterdam — Moving up 15 spots is quite a move.
 
   
No. 9 Vegas — Back in the Top Ten, more evidence that the Red Carpet experience does indeed have an impact.
 
   
No. 10 Dubai — More evidence that billions of dollars Do, indeed, have an impact.
 
   
No. 17 Seoul — Finally making the move in Asia, not No. 1, but a respectable No. 3 regionally.
 
   
No. 21 Washington, DC — A move into respectability!?
 
   
No. 28 Melbourne and No. 34 Sydney — Trading Places
 
   
No. 44 Portland, OR — A very nice debut.
 
   
No. 47 Kuala Lumpur — Another solid debut.
 
   
No. 46 Boston, No. 48 Miami, No.53 Chicago, No. 54 Houston, and No. 59 Toronto — All down by twenty spots, or more.
 
   
No. 63 Caracas — On Hiatus due to Insurrection.
 
   
Methodology: For this analysis, the Global Language Monitor used its proprietary Brand Affiliation Index (BAI), the same technology used to measure global brand equity for the Olympics, World Cup, the Fortune 500, and others. This exclusive, GLM longitudinal-study encompasses the prior three years to better assess short-term velocity and longer-term momentum. 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. This is the eleventh edition of the survey, which was first made public in 2007.

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