Previewing the latest collections in runway shows where buyers and press take note of trends may be the main attraction of Fashion Weeks across the globe, but nowadays another kind of show is somehow eclipsing what is happening within the hallowed tents and halls.
Back in 2013, style editor Suzy Menkes ran an essay in the New York Times entitled “The Circus of Fashion” where she talks about the “black crows” – fashion enthusiasts gathered outside the various venues. She writes, “Today, the people outside fashion shows are more like peacocks than crows. They pose and preen, in their multipatterned dresses, spidery legs balanced on club-sandwich platform shoes, or in thigh-high boots under sculptured coats blooming with flat flowers.”
Today, what's happening outside seems to be as important as what's going on inside the heavily guarded venues. People now, and even some designers, look to the streets for inspirations just as much as the looks on the runway are pegged. And with the help of today’s technology, photographers like Adam Katz Sinding, Phil Oh, Yvan Rodic, and Scott Schuman have played the part in giving this style savvy group a platform to share their individual aesthetic.
Here we look to the streets of New York, London, Milan, and Paris as we decode each city’s street style secrets. Click on the next page to get started.