TIME Explains: How Fashion Weeks Went Local

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For nearly a century, the fashion weeks in New York City, London, Milan and Paris have held a monopoly on setting the style agenda each season. But in the last decade, more and more smaller cities are staging their own versions of the event, using the big four as a model, but not necessarily a blueprint. Learn how fashion weeks are going local in the video above, and read more about local fashion weeks in “Off the Runway” from this week’s issue (available to subscribers here).

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