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March 03, 2011 09:33 ET

Hit the Runway With Cheapflights.com's Top 10 Emerging Fashion Destinations

Move Over New York, Milan and Paris

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) - As the city of Miami kicks off its Fashion Week today, Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, further explores the expanding world of fashion with its list of Top 10 Emerging Fashion Destinations. The cities to make our list are going head to head with the fashion capitals of the world -- Milan, Paris, New York and London -- and adding to the list of runway worthy destinations.

Below are five destinations to make the list that are all home to up-and-coming designers and budding fashion scenes:

  • Miami -- Often referred to as the "Gateway of the Americas" due to its cultural and linguistic mix of North, South, Central America, and the Caribbean, Miami is a destination popular for many things. With some of the world's best beaches, nightlife, music, and architecture, the reasons for its popularity as a tourist destination are obvious, but its talent for 'cool' also lends it to being popular as a fashion destination. Miami Beach International Fashion Week takes place from March 3-6 2011, and is the world's largest Latin American fashion event. Showcasing 50 designers from around the world, it will, unsurprisingly, kick off with lingerie and swimwear followed by the style lineup featuring emerging designers such as Erin Healy, GooRoo Baby, and Somy Ali, among plenty of others. Search and compare cheap flights to Miami.
  • Beirut -- Recently, Beirut has been making plenty of headlines not for its politics, but for its culture, nightlife, swish hotels, beaches, and restaurants. Yet, it's less instantly recognized as a hub for style. Lebanese haute couturiers Elie Saab and Zuhair Mrad, both award winning, have showcased in none other than Milan and Paris during Fashion Week, taking away top designer titles over the Valentino's of the fashion world. Elie Saab in particular is famously known for dressing Hollywood royalty for the Oscars and is a favorite of Catherine Zeta Jones, Beyoncé, and Halle Berry. Search and compare cheap flights to Beirut.
  • Tokyo -- Japan's love for fashion needs no introduction with Tokyo posing as one of the East's fashion hubs, hosting Japan's Fashion Week, which this year takes place from March 18 - 25, 2011. With couturiers like Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto ranking among the style heavyweights, the country continues to produce more widely popular designers such as Junya Watanabe and Rei Kawakubo. Much like the country itself, Japanese style tends to be modern, cutting edge, quirky, sleek, and elegant. Search and compare cheap flights to Tokyo.
  • Singapore -- Known as one of the world's hubs for business, Singapore is also hailed as a great shopping destination, which makes it no big surprise that it should dedicate not only a week, but an entire festival to fashion. The Singapore Fashion Festival takes place annually from April through May, showing the latest and greatest from the world's top fashion talent. Tickets for the event go on sale in April and it's open to anyone and everyone. Highlights include runway shows and Oscar worthy after-parties. The destination has also produced some of its own top design talent such as Ashley Isham and Jonathan Seow. Search and compare cheap flights to Singapore.
  • Delhi -- Long standing as one of the world's most popular tourist destinations to experience culture, history, authenticity, and spirituality, India is also one of the modern world's centers for film and now fashion. The country's fabrics, patterns, and use of color have been making their way onto the world stage for the last few years as well as producing fashion heavyweights in the form of Delhi based designer Manish Aurora, who has shown in Paris Fashion Week, has his own label, and will soon be designing for Spanish label Paco Rabanne. Search and compare cheap flights to Delhi.

The next five destinations to make our list of Emerging Fashion Destinations and that are also celebrating their respective Fashion Weeks in the upcoming months include Cleveland, Toronto, Sydney, Dubai and Tokyo. To read all the details, visit http://news.cheapflights.com/2011/03/top-10-emerging-fashion-destinations/.

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