Please let me know if it had the same effect on you as it did on me but ever since the beginning of Paris Fashion Week with fantastic street style looks and even more amazing collections (such as Céline, Louis Vuitton, Jacquemus, Balenciaga etc), I’ve been shopping (and therefore selling) more than ever. I felt the immediate need to update my entire – too classic, too minimal, too comfortable – wardrobe and get plaid jackets, long sleeved sweaters, heeled boots, stirrup trousers (yep, they’re back), asymmetrical skirts as far as the eye can see and basically anything metallic or knit that will help me layer the shit out of my clothes. Anyways here are 130 of the best looks from PFW streets because if I’m going down, I’m taking everybody with me.
There is one thing remarkably characteristic about Milan fashion week street style, something that distinguishes the city deemed out of touch by many from the other major fashion capitals, and that is the overwhelming dominance of Italian women. You never see the same example in New York with American women, in London with British women or in Paris with Parisian women (I love how Paris is like a country on its own) – fashion weeks are occupied by bloggers and editors from around the world but in Milan, it’s always about Italians. Case in point: Gilda Ambrosio, Giorgia Tordini, Linda Tol and Erika Boldrin ruled MFW so much that no one will remember anyone else but them, and maybe Yoyo Cao.
There’s one mystery I can’t seem to resolve about fashion and cities: when I was living in Milan 6 years ago, I hated the way people dressed on the streets. I wasn’t inspired by anyone, I couldn’t even find 5 people to shoot as an assignment for the school. Then I visited my best friend in London for 3 days and I lost my mind, especially around Portobello Market, I wanted to personally thank people for being so stylish and inspiring. From that moment on London became “the” fashion city in my mind with a natural and unique sense of style. The thing I can’t understand is the fashion week street style scene of London when that creativity disappears completely and turns into Oxford Circus at night if it wasn’t for some of the A-list bloggers and editors. Either the actual London folk hide away from fashion people or the photographers don’t know what to take photos of because I refuse to believe London got boring. Anyways, I could fish out 65 good looks from …
Started off as a boring one but made the ending with some splash (and dreadlocks on white girls, and floral dresses, and sequins, and gold shoes and looots and lots of Vans sneakers that makes this fashion week somewhat relatable) New York Fashion Week hence the street style that comes with it is over as of today. Throughout these 7 days I saved around 450 photos of street style and managed to narrow it down to 120 best looks in case you are as tired as me jumping through one website/instagram account to the other just to catch up. Enjoy, take some rest before the London craze starts oh and one more thing, IS EVERYONE PREGNANT NOW?
There are two things I never forget/neglect doing even when on the zennest of vacations: putting on sunscreen and following fashion week street styles. I’ve given myself a break from everything else these two weeks, in Turkey with my friends at weddings and with my family at the seaside, but I simply can’t ignore the street style scene of Stockholm Fashion Week, always serving perfect inspiration right before fall shopping sessions and fashion month. Thank you beautiful Scandis for always being this cool.