The increasing popularity of streetstyle blogs has seen the outfits worn by the attendees of catwalks shows become almost as important as the collections themselves. The fashion editors in particular have risen to the challenge and rock up with a new fabulous and (often ridiculous) ‘on trend’ outfit every day. Calling this streetstyle is something of a contradiction in terms as it’s unlikely most mere mortals would casually stroll down the street on a September morning wearing one of editor at large Anna Dello Russo’s (seen above on the right) stupendously over the top outfits.
The fact that they have access to either free or hugely discounted designer clothes must help, but imagine the stress of getting ready in the morning if you know there will be a bank of photographers waiting for you when you get to ‘work’. Or even worse imagine the shame when they don’t take your picture. Luckily we don’t have worry about such things and are happy to just sit back and watch as the world and his wife send their version of the master of street style photography Tommy Ton to the shows.
We feel it might be time for a bit if a reality check however and much as we love Tommy Ton’s images, the streetstyle that really inspires us, is of actual real people, who don’t look like their whole outfit cost as much as a terraced house in Doncaster. But hey ho maybe we just don’t take fashion that seriously!