Global Fashion Capitals
June 2 - November 14, 2015

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The globalization of fashion has given rise to new fashion cities that now annually host hundreds of fashion weeks around the world. Each city’s cultural identity and particular economic, political, and social circumstances combine to elevate its designers to international prominence. Through over 70 objects, Global Fashion Capitals explores the history of the established fashion capitals — Paris, New York, Milan, and London — followed by Tokyo and Antwerp, and the emergence of 14 new fashion cities. (Stockholm/Copenhagen, Berlin, Moscow/St. Petersburg, Kiev, Istanbul, Madrid, Sydney, Mexico City, São Paulo, Johannesburg, Lagos, New Delhi/Mumbai, Seoul, and Shanghai)

Global Fashion Capitals aims to broaden the understanding of what constitutes a fashion capital and to expand the dialog on the globalization of the fashion industry during the 21st century.

Ariele Elia and Elizabeth Way, curators
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