So, yes. The point of fashion week is for our top fashion designers to wow us with their latest work (no pressure, guys). However, it’s important to bear in mind that what people are strutting on the sidewalk is just as important as what the models are showcasing on the catwalk. After all, these are real people wearing real clothes. You know, street style.
And not just any old members of the hoi polloi, either: the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week crowd is one of the biggest gatherings of the who’s who in the fashion industry. There’s Edwina McCann, editor-in-chief of Vogue Australia (you’d be hard-pressed to find a style authority more authoritative than her). There’s also the super influential voices like uber-popular stylista Margaret Zhang. Let’s not forget power couples like Dan Single and Bambi Northwood-Blyth. These two, by the way, are going to make sure you’re still your best-dressed self even while you slumber, courtesy of their newly-launched sleepwear line P. Jamé. And then there are the numerous fashion editors, writers, bloggers, and photographers.
So what’s the weather report on street style? It’s a mixed bag, honestly. There are the short, structured dresses, flowy skirts and pantsuits, and lots of white and cream. On the opposite side of the spectrum are those who came to work: the blacks and utilitarians, the uniforms. Anyway, have a look and see if you spot anything from fashion weeks past.
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