To me, fashion week isn't about what's on the catwalks. I prefer browsing the street style blogs around this time of year. A lot of people seem to begrudge fashionistas for going over the top with their street style choices. It does seem like the more bizarre the outfit, the higher the chance that you'll appear on vogue.com the next day. I don't know why that's necessarily a bad thing. Fashion is a serious industry, and this is one of the most important times of the year for designers, and followers of fashion. Wearing full astronaut gear to Somerset House does seem a bit ridiculous, but it's fun. It's the time of the year to go over the top and wear something crazy. If you're going to wear that three piece cat print pant suit, there is no better place. It's all about being brave and standing out and wearing whatever you want, and why shouldn't it be. You're surrounded by models being paid to look good, so you may as well put on something funky.
I love street style photography because it's real. That's not a model walking in head to toe Chanel. That's a real person who laughs with their friends, and trips over cobble stones and gets hair stuck in her lipgloss. That man polished those trainers at 6am this morning before standing up on a train for an hours commute. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy seeing what the latest trends are, and who Kendall Jenner ISN'T walking for. But I love seeing how those braving the New York snow stay warm and fashionable pals joking about their hangry juice-cleanse tantrums. Street style is better, because it's real style. What someone wakes up and chooses to wear for the day is so much more interesting to me than any designers new season collection.
Go grab your grandma's old curtains and tell everyone it's a cape.
Be back soon.