Fashion/Apparel Cluster Comparison <br />GTA<br />NYC<br />L.A<br />By: Stephanie Appelton <br />MRK625 Winter 2010<br />
Greater Toronto Area Cluster<br />Fashion cluster in Toronto employs about 50,000 people<br />More than 550 apparel manufa...
GTA Cluster Members & Support<br />FILC- Fashion Industry Liaison Committee<br /> –acts as convergence center<br />TFI- Th...
Fashion Events & Exposure<br />L’Oreal Fashion Week<br />One of  kind Show<br />Fashion Cares<br />Toronto Alternative Wee...
GTA- Schooled in FashionThese institutions offer programs that specialize in fashion <br />Ryerson University<br />Interna...
Media<br />Magazines that offer Canadians the inside scoop<br />TV shows that give behind the scene look at the fashion in...
New York City Fashion Cluster<br />Employs over 175,00 people- making it NYC’s largest industry <br />Fashion manufacturin...
NYC Cluster Members & Support<br />Fashion Center Business Improvement District<br /><ul><li>to improve upon the vitality ...
NYC Cluster Events & Exposure<br />NCY hosts over 75 major trade shows on an on going basis<br /> - too many to name <br /...
Fashion Schools & Programs<br />Pratt Institute<br />School of Art & Design <br />Parson’s School of Fashion<br /> - ranke...
International Academy of Design
The Fashion High School</li></li></ul><li> NCY Cluster Media <br />Some of the world’s best known fashion publications ori...
GQ Magazine
Woman’s Wear Daily</li></ul>New Paper Columns<br />- Fashion sections in The New York Times and the New York Post<br />
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  1. 1. Fashion/Apparel Cluster Comparison <br />GTA<br />NYC<br />L.A<br />By: Stephanie Appelton <br />MRK625 Winter 2010<br />
  2. 2. Greater Toronto Area Cluster<br />Fashion cluster in Toronto employs about 50,000 people<br />More than 550 apparel manufacturers’ shipments total $1.4 billion in Toronto<br /> Fashion hub located in 35 block area in downtown Toronto (King-Spadina)<br />$2.6 billion in annual sales generated from its 4,600 fashion retailers-proves performance in the GTA industry<br />
  3. 3. GTA Cluster Members & Support<br />FILC- Fashion Industry Liaison Committee<br /> –acts as convergence center<br />TFI- The Toronto Fashion Incubator<br />- Aids fashion entrepreneurs in developing their creative designs and business skills<br />AIDC- The Apparel Industry Development Council<br />- Aids in enhancing & diversifying skills of garment works in Ontario <br />FDCC- The Fashion Design Council of Canada <br />-Brings awareness and enhances knowledge to the Canadian design industry through global participation<br />
  4. 4. Fashion Events & Exposure<br />L’Oreal Fashion Week<br />One of kind Show<br />Fashion Cares<br />Toronto Alternative Week<br />Canada’s Next Top Model<br />Project Runway Canada<br />
  5. 5. GTA- Schooled in FashionThese institutions offer programs that specialize in fashion <br />Ryerson University<br />International Academy of Design<br />Seneca College<br />George Brown College<br />The Sewing Studio<br />Coco Fashion Design<br />
  6. 6. Media<br />Magazines that offer Canadians the inside scoop<br />TV shows that give behind the scene look at the fashion industry<br />
  7. 7. New York City Fashion Cluster<br />Employs over 175,00 people- making it NYC’s largest industry <br />Fashion manufacturing represents approx. 29% of all the manufacturing jobs<br />Generate $10 billion in sales<br />Wholesale buying leader, hosting 75 major shows-more than any other city in the world<br />Headquarters of over 800 fashion companies<br />
  8. 8. NYC Cluster Members & Support<br />Fashion Center Business Improvement District<br /><ul><li>to improve upon the vitality of Midtown Manhattan’s Fashion District by promoting the area as a strategic business location for fashion and non-fashion related business alike</li></ul>Garment Industry Development Corp.<br />- Non-profit organization founded in 1984 by industry unions providing marketing, buyer referrals, and training and technical assistance to New York apparel manufacturers and workers<br />Metropolitan Museum of Art<br /><ul><li>Houses fashion collections & hosts large shows</li></ul>Fashion Institute of Technology(FIT)<br /><ul><li>Center of excellence</li></ul>FGI- NY Fashion International <br />- a global, non profit, professional organization with 5000 members in the fashion industry<br />
  9. 9. NYC Cluster Events & Exposure<br />NCY hosts over 75 major trade shows on an on going basis<br /> - too many to name <br />Theme of many Hollywood movies & hit TV shows<br />- Devil Wears Prada (movie)<br />- MTV reality shows<br />- America’s Next Top Model<br />Multiple Fashion Weeks (semi-annual)<br /> * Some show cases Ready-to-Wear<br />* Some show case Couture <br />- Generates $773 million annually<br />
  10. 10. Fashion Schools & Programs<br />Pratt Institute<br />School of Art & Design <br />Parson’s School of Fashion<br /> - ranked among the world’s best design schools<br /> - Today’s top designers graduated from here<br /> Also...<br /><ul><li>The Art Institute
  11. 11. International Academy of Design
  12. 12. The Fashion High School</li></li></ul><li> NCY Cluster Media <br />Some of the world’s best known fashion publications originate from NYC<br /><ul><li>VOGUE
  13. 13. GQ Magazine
  14. 14. Woman’s Wear Daily</li></ul>New Paper Columns<br />- Fashion sections in The New York Times and the New York Post<br />
  15. 15. L.A’s Fashion Cluster<br /> The industry is worth $24.3 billion, and it is still booming with potential.<br />Its strength is in entertainment and design, therefore, it is able to maintain its competitive advantage in product design and marketing.<br />contemporary wear, active wear and surf wear are their main focus.<br />
  16. 16. Los Angeles Fashion Events<br /><ul><li>Los Angeles is known for a vibrant yet contemporary style of fashion
  17. 17. California is one of the leaders in eco-friendly textile manufacturing. Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) ranked California in their published database.
  18. 18. Although L.A. does have a niche market in quick-turn fashion-forward merchandising, the market is not large enough to induce employment growth</li></li></ul><li>Fashion Schools In Los Angeles<br />The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising<br />Is located in the heart of the city that dominates the Entertainment, Fashion Retail, Manufacturing, Interior and Graphic Design industries<br />Promotes leadership and originality through quality education, ensuring excellence among their students<br />Produces many innovative fashion designer that draw international attention to the already infamous L.A. fashion district<br />
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