Hegemonic narratives of fashion established four traditional ‘fashion capitals’ in the cities of Paris, New York, London, and Milan. However, several other cities around the world have developed their own fashion industries and become important players in the fashion systems that surround them. This reading list explores the rise and (at times) fall of a number of fashion cities beyond the traditional fashion capitals that continue to dominate the writing of fashion history.
About The Author
Laura specializes in the history of art and fashion in the early modern Spanish World. She is a doctoral candidate at the College of William and Mary and received her MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design. Her dissertation explores the adoption and adaptation of European fashions, their fusion with local Indigenous elements of dress, and their representation in portraits and pictures of types in the Viceroyalty of New Granada in the second half of the eighteenth century.