Whenever the name of the city of lights is mentioned, you cannot help your mind but to wander in the realms of beauty, arts, style and fashion. There is little wonder why Paris is one of the major and the most celebrated and talked-about centers of fashion. Paris is the home to the top designers of the world and acts as one of the centers of origin of most of the fashion trends in the world.
Paris was the headquarters to the operations of the French fashion legend Coco Chanel, one of the pioneers of fashion not only for France but for the entire world. She is largely responsible for the global fashion industry in the way we see it today, and we can owe our sense of style and fashion to her revolutionary ideas.
It is the undying and famous taste for art, style, color and beauty of the Parisians which has not only earned Paris its international fame of a center of art, fashion and style, but has also helped attract all the best works in the world to the Mecca of Fashion. The history of Paris is a witness to that, and there is hardly any surprise that you can find the most precious art and fashion collections in the same city.
Whether you talk about the latest trendy outfits, or the flashiest eye shades, or if you think of the most dazzling jewelry to the mind blowing fragrances, you will find that the entire world heads towards Paris to get a bite of this big fashion fruit. Famous fashion shows and the trend-setting catwalks by superb models are observed under a microscope by fashion experts and critics around the world, as every passing moment is history in the making in the field of fashion designing.
It’s an undeniable fact that people directly or indirectly associated with the fashion industry from around the world hold Paris as a prestigious benchmark for their industry. All the beginners dream of displaying their work in the City of Lights, while you can hardly find an exception among fashion designers who do not consider it to be important to hold an exhibition in Paris. In fact, it is widely regarded as a sign of ascendance in prestige for a designer to be featured in a major Paris fashion event.
Paris is the place where the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris has been established. They are the legal guardians of Haute Couture, an expression which is widely used in the world of fashion. Only the companies that are the member of the Chamber of Commerce of Paris can use the expression with their products and services, and must establish a running business in Paris.
Among other enlisted fashion houses in the Chambre de Commerce, the famous French designers Chanel, Givenchy and Jean Paul Gaultier are also present in Paris, while the list also includes international brands like Valentino and Giorgio Armani. This implies that Paris is home to more world renowned fashion designers than any other city in the world and all fashion stars pay special attention to their exhibits in Paris.
Paris is not only recognized for its fashion related activity for the media, but also features a number of institutes that offer training courses to students from all over the world. Whether you are affiliated with the fashion industry directly or indirectly, or are simply an enthusiast and a follower of the works from the best designers in the world, being there in Paris surely has a special meaning.
The greatest fashion event in Paris is actually among the greatest fashion events in the world, the Paris Fashion Week. The Paris Fashion Week displays the designer collections for the new season from among the top names in the fashion industry from around the world, featuring names such as Lanvin, Yves Saint-Laurent, Hussein Chalayan, Giorgio Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier and Vuitton in its illustrious history.
Paris will always be mentioned whenever we talk about the past and the present of fashion, and it will not be incorrect to state that the city will continue to play her role in shaping the future of fashion. As the City of Lights continue to inspire people from around the world for creating articles of style and fashion, Paris will always remain their center of attention. Truly, the city is the Mecca of Fashion.
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