4 Fashion-Forward Cities and Why Every Fashionista Should Visit Them

Calling all fashionistas: here are Josh’s top picks for fashion-forward cities. Get your wanderlust on… in style.

Our top picks for fashion-forward cities. Get your wanderlust on... in style.

Our travel expert, Josh Mark, is back to give us the low-down on some of the best cities to travel to for fashion-inspo. Self-proclaimed fashionistas: this one’s definitely for you.

Back in college, my best friends and I would make annual trips to NYC for a taste of high-fashion. Being born and raised in Montreal, we were lucky enough to have access to iconic brands that housed their boutiques within our city. Still, there was something so fresh and exciting about visiting the Big Apple on our Easter breaks.

4 Fashion-Forward Cities and Why Every Fashionista Should Visit Them with Josh Mark

Aside from the usual fashion-mecca suspects of New York, Paris and Milan, here are four more fashion-forward cities every fashionista must visit!

With a huge emphasis on healthy lifestyle and embracing the outdoors, it’s no surprise that Vancouver-based brands have managed to combine fashion and function. This city is home to Arc’teryx, Herschel Supply Co. and wings+horns, just to name a few.

ANTWERP (Belgium)
Many designers can credit their success to Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Some of the most successful fashion heavyweight alumni include Maison Margiela, Raf Simons, Dries Van Noten and Dirk Bikkembergs. With fashion superstars like those, Antwerp has proven that they are here to stay on the global fashion scene.

Our top picks for fashion-forward cities. Get your wanderlust on... in style.

SEOUL (South Korea)
Much of Seoul’s fashion aesthetic takes Western inspiration and kicks it up a notch with its own Eastern twist. This fashion scene is best known for its street style with the use of bold and flamboyant colors and detailing. The growing K-POP phenomenon has only helped push this city further into the fashion spotlight. Seoul’s most notable brands are Liful and Wooyoungmi.

TOKYO (Japan)
Known for its unusual and eccentric street wear aesthetic, Tokyo’s fashion scene pulls from within its own culture and heritage. Local brands like Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto and have shown staying power in the global fashion world with their own labels as well as collaborating with other mass-market brands.

Our top picks for fashion-forward cities. Get your wanderlust on... in style.

Have you visited any of these fashion-forward cities? Which one(s) would you like to add to your travel bucket list?

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  1. I think any of these cities would be a great experience for any fashionista. They should get more exposure, as I’m sure the fashion designs are pretty spectacular.

  2. My fashionista sister in law went to Seoul, I had no idea it was so fashion forward. Interesting line up!

  3. I’ve never been to any of these but would love to go! I can only imagine the fashion inspiration in each of these cities. And that carry on bag is just my style.

  4. I went to SE Asia and Tokyo earlier this year and absolutely loved it. It really is one of the big 4 fashion forward cities for fashionistas as well as those who are fascinated by diverse culture and delicious, unusual foods and sites.

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