Paris once again the world's undisputed fashion capital

AFP


When Paris fashion week begins on Monday, it will do so in a city that is once again the undisputed fashion capital of the world.

New York, Milan and London have all tried to take its crown, but more than ever Paris remains fashion's reference point, analysts insist.

An exodus of American designers to Paris left New York fashion week earlier this month a withered shadow of its former self.

The loss of Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Thom Browne and Altuzarra to Paris prompted a bout of soul-searching in the US fashion industry which had felt that momentum was on its side.