Dressing Well; Street Style Overtakes the Fashion Industry
I've always been fascinated with folks that can mix and match some thrift store gems with a designer label or two to create their own bold and unique fashion statement. It's an art that few people can pull off and, let's face it, most of us don't even try.
There has always been people with a heightened fashion sense, but over the last two decades because of the web and, specifically, sites like Facebook and Instagram, there has been an uptick in interest in what has become known as "street style," regular folks making fashion statements in cities around the globe, from New York to Milan to Sydney. Some fashion writers have noted that these individuals, especially those that we now call "influencers," are having a larger influence on the industry today. The relationship has become symbiotic with designers influencing street style and street style shaping future fashion trends.
The best street style photographers snap pictures of regular folks making fashion statements and shy away from influencers and others that get some remuneration for wearing a designers newest styles. Several years ago we featured the legendary street photographer Scott Schuman, better known as The Sartorialist. Schuman shoots fashionable people in Milan, New York, Florence, London, and Paris.
Illuminate: "The Sartorialist has been around for years and there still really isn't a more interesting street photographer of men's and women's fashion. The founder, photographer Scott Schuman captures clothing as its actually worn, not as its packaged for fashion industry websites and magazine covers."
Today there are many other photographers wandering the streets of the world's fashion meccas, cataloging folks making bold, unusual, or interesting fashion statements. One of our current favorites is Johnny Cirillo's Watching New York. He captures all the wonderful eccentricities of New York in his photographs. It's addicting. Enjoy!
By: Don Lam & Curated Content