Fashion Capital Orange County home to OC Fashion Week

‘Fashion capital’ refers to the cities that hold fashion weeks to showcase their industry. They are major influences on international fashion trends. Design is overwhelmingly concentrated in these superstar cities, as are design schools and fashion magazines, along with a local market of affluent consumers. When we talk of fashion capitals Paris, Milan, London and New York immediately come to mind.

There is no denying the retail, economic, and fashion spending power that Orange County packs. Although economically integrated with Los Angeles, Southern California’s wealthiest county stands alone as it continues to define its own fashion strength, revealing its own potential for Orange County to be the newest player among the prestigious group of fashion capitals?

OC Fashion Week® president Kathy Marino points out that if fashion capital status was based on retail spending, then Orange County would be a fashion capital too. (Read More on