If someone ever asks you, as a trivial question, when and where biking became a permanent part of fashion, or more accurately fashion weeks, the answer is 2015 Copenhagen. Sure Bill Cunningham is inseparable from his bike or Catherine Baba can’t be thought of without her bicycle but it has never been this crazy before. Almost every attendee had a bike no matter how high their heels were and it made my “not being able to ride a bikeness” a lot worse. Copenhagen fashion weeks always make me feel inadequate in so many ways. Speaking of which, here are some amazing street style looks from Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring 2016 guaranteed to make you jealous.
And boy it strikes BAD. I’m giving the credit for this comeback to Leandra Medine, Pernille Teisbaek and Marianne Theodorsen (with honorable mentions to Pandora Sykes and Hanne Gaby Odiele) because they literally turned this into a trend (THE trend of the season, to be more accurate) all by themselves. People should think twice before undermining the influence of fashion bloggers from now on, eh? And it’s just too freakin versatile: on your neck, head, wrist, ankle, waist, attached to your bag – they work in so many ways. I remember in 2005 I used to wrap a bandana around my wrist and wear my watch over it, wish I hadn’t stopped doing that.
I confess that while I was on vacation – meaning I was sleeping on the beach somewhere around the Aegean coast of Turkey – I missed a lot of the fashion week stuff going on, including the menswear fashion shows and the street style spectacle so now I’m trying to catch up. As it’s Friday and we all need some street style inspiration for the weekend (I know I do) I decided to make a “best of” post of all the street style looks that I missed: Paris, Berlin and most recently, New York Men’s Fashion Week. You know you’ll find what you’re looking for among these 55 gorgeous outfits.
I remember the days when haute couture collections didn’t require a fashion week frenzy, when only the people working in the industry knew the dates of the shows. And those (mostly) dresses showcased on the runways were just like scenes out a fantasy for most people, even objects of mockery for the non-fashion folk. Nobody seem to understand what HC is for other than red carpet events and galas. Then came the age of street style, and those impossible dresses started to adorn the real women on real streets in between shows (though it’s safe to count streets of Paris somewhat magical) and everything became more fun. To me, wearing a couture gown on a regular weekday morning is ten times more fairy tale-y than Kate becoming Princess Catherine, so here I share with you my favorite street style looks from Paris Fall 2015 Couture Fashion Week.
Behind every successful fashion week outing, let it be for womenswear or menswear, there is a serious women’s street style scene making even the least involved pretend to be interested in boy’s clothes. Not for me though, for me these pretty girls are the bonus (and quite frankly the reason we are getting this much street style coverage on menswear fashion weeks as opposed to before) to the men street style providing year long inspiration, but a very favorable bonus since it’s the time industry leading women channel their androgeny the most. Here are my favorite snaps from London & Milan Menswear fashion weeks + Pitti Uomo (Paris and more to come!).