Fashion Week Street Style: the Outlandish & the Original
New York’s fall runway shows kicked off with every fashion lover’s worst nightmare – a snowstorm. Dumping 25 centimeters on the fashion capital, the storm was followed by days of wind, rain and chilly temperatures, which left a trail across Manhattan of frozen fashionistas with windswept hair. The wild weather caused much angst for attendees as they made their all-important outfit selections. The day I spent at the Lincoln Center, the rain had stopped but the cold remained, so everyone was layering up with furs, wool coats, designer “it” bags, and a mélange of vibrant prints.
The scene outside the Lincoln Center was full of fashion VIPs, snap-happy photographers and others who don’t actually attend the shows, but treat the outdoor plaza as a weeklong photo op. They style themselves specifically to capture the attention of waiting photographers, hoping to be featured on fashion websites and street style blogs around the world.
Although there was a lot of fantastic styling, my personal favorite has to be Elle magazine accessories director, Kyle Anderson, who worked the much-coveted oversized bag from Chanel’s SS13 collection. Also spotted was the editor of L’uomo Vogue, and contributing fashion editor at W magazine, Giovanna Battaglia.
Overall, there were just as many hits as there were misses, but no one can say any of those photographed weren’t original. Here’s a selection of my favorites.