Culture and art policy analysis in fashion capitals: New York, London, Seoul, Beijing, and Jakarta

Dayun Jeong, Eunha Chun, Eunju Ko

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the status and policy of the fashion industry of fashion capitals worldwide, and to suggest a policy direction for each city to develop its fashion industry. To this end, we examined the status of the fashion industries which were selected as representative fashion capitals, based on the apparel industry development stage and global cities index, and analyzed their fashion policies to compare. The cities were classified into four stages: Jakarta, classified as the 1st stage, is an architect state, and Beijing, classified as the 2nd stage, is an engineer state. Seoul, the 3rd stage, is an architect state. The final stage, stage 4th, was divided into two states. London is a Patron state and New York is a facilitator state. This international comparative study is of great significance in that it has improved the understanding of the fashion policies and analyzed the institutional meaning and policy performance of these cities and provided information that could be used to promote their rationality and effectiveness. Therefore, it is expected that fashion capitals will be able to solve the actions to be taken to advance to the next stage through the analysis in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-94
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Global Fashion Marketing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Global Research Network program through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2017S1A2A2041810); the Brain Korea 21 Plus Project of Dept. of Clothing and Textiles, Yonsei University in 2020.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Korean Scholars of Marketing Science.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Strategy and Management
  • Marketing
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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