London has surpassed New York as Top Global Fashion Capital for 2011, Global Language Monitor, announced today. London and New York was followed by Paris, Milan, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong. Barcelona, Singapore, Tokyo and Berlin rounded top ten. New York had reclaimed the crown from Milan last year.
Modeling a bikini with a Union Jack design on an example of the Boat Show at Earls Court, London. In bikini with matching umbrella, designed by Renee Pezaro, is made of waterproof nylon.
Based on a system that tracks the frequency of words and phrases in print, online and social media, London moved up from third to first place in 2011, expelling New York from the top spot had remained in the study for several years. Model prepare backstage at the Ports 1961 Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at 2 East 63rd Street, February 16, 2011 in New York City.
The five global fashion capitals of Paris were rounded up at No. 3 The exclusive ranking is based on the GLM story tracking technology.
Milan finished fourth on the list that use tracker story that analyzes the Internet, blogosphere, the 75,000 print and electronic media, and new social media sources.
Los Angeles came in fifth. The list was expanded to 50 cities to recognize the growth of the regional capitals with their characteristic styles and contributions to the fashion industry.
Two men using cell phone while waiting outside a department store in Hong Kong August 16, 2011. GLM used words, phrases and concepts that are tracked in relation to its frequency, the contextual usage and appearance in the global media to compile the list.
Barcelona was seventh on the list. Top Movers for the pros included Bali (11), Rome (9), Berlin (8), Mexico City (8) and Singapore (7).
The five global fashion capitals of Paris were rounded up at No. 3 as Milan and Los Angeles, while Berlin and Singapore broke into the top 10 for the first time since the survey began eight years ago.
On the ninth Castle Tokyo. New Delhi slipping further behind Mumbai and Melbourne behind Sydney.
Berlin rounded up in the top 10 before that, had New York been a top fashion capital for five consecutive years.