When it comes to fashion, it is widely accepted that the London, New York, Paris and Milan are the ‘big four’ fashion capitals of the world. These cities are the major players in the fashion industry in terms of the latest trends and important fashion events. Fashion conscious cruisers hoping to visit the fashion capitals of the world may be disappointed to know that apart from New York, these cities are not cruise ports and therefore inaccessible on cruise holidays. However, there is a way to immerse yourself in the world of fashion during a cruise, at a number of cruise ports that are also lesser known fashion capitals of the world, brimming with style and elegance as well as regular fashion events and exhibitions. Read on to learn about a number of fashionable ports with your reach on a fabulous all-inclusive cruise getaway.
The city of Kobe is often associated with fashion and cosmopolitanism, more so than any other Japanese city. In fact, the phrase, ‘if you can’t go to Paris, go to Kobe’, is a popular tagline for the region. The city also hosts its own biannual Kobe Fashion Week, which focuses on the Kobe Collection. The first Kobe Fashion Week was held in 2002 and the event has gone from strength to strength since then. Kobe also boasts its very own Fashion Museum, which celebrates the Japanese fashion industry. The museum contains wonderful exhibits including valuable garments, historic fashion magazines and around 28,000 fashion related books from all over the world.
Montreal is regarded as one of Canada’s most trendy cities and has earned the right to call itself a fashion capital. This bustling metropolis is home to a number of popular fashion magazines including the world-famous Mode Magazine. The city also hosts its own annual Montreal Fashion Week, an event that generates a lot of buzz in the fashion world and attracts top models and designers from all over the world. Montreal’s avid followers of fashion are what make the city so trendy, which means the future is looking bright for the city’s already pulsing fashion industry.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
It won’t surprise many people to know that Monte Carlo in Monaco is regarded as one of the world’s top destinations for fashion. The city is a popular holiday destination for an abundance of well-known celebrities and high-profile trend-setters, which mean that the latest fashion trends are often on display in the area. Monte Carlo is not only a top celebrity hang-out, it also hosts a number of glamorous fashion events, attended by throngs of eager fashion patrons hoping to get a glimpse of the latest style.
The affluent and modern city of Dubai is not often associated with the fashion world. However, the city is a prominent area for fashion events including the recent Dubai Fashion Week, which was launched back in 2005 by international fashion show producer Marc Robinson. This exclusive event is invitation-only and has seen the launch of famous brand such as Estinna and well-known models including Aditya Redij and 2008’s Miss India, Simran Kur Mundi.
Sydney is the proud host of Australia’s Fashion Week, the country most prominent fashion festival. The city earned the title of Australia fashion capitals by becoming the nation’s most cosmopolitan and diverse area. A number of fashion industry leaders and commentators are also based in Sydney, which makes the city the best place to go Down Under for your fashion fix.
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