Everyone gets excited about fashion week. You don’t even have to be Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City or a resident of NYC to get into all that comes with fashions’ most coveted holiday’s. There is a whole calendar dedicated to the upkeep and scheduling of fashion weeks, all around the world.This week saw another closing of the most coveted designers all aligned in Paris, presenting some of the hottest trends and pieces this season. But with it came a lesson, fashion weeks are actually filled with street style!
We spend so much time and focus discovering new trends at fashion shows that it’s easy to forget that celebrities and key shakers and movers are all coming out in their best street style to receive these shows, and we can all definitely take note.
Street style has always existed but the twentieth century, especially a millennial generation, brought with it many changes in the way in which we view pretty much everything socially. Long story short, back in the day you had to be a member of the upper class to have any real impact on society to be taken seriously, even in fashion. Dress and appearance were a direct reflection of stature so there wasn’t much wiggle room for improvisation.
With Jazz, Blues, Folk, all those musical experiences and an increased appreciation for the arts people learned to dress themselves differently. There was still high fashion and couture. The designers were influenced by art, and that art became evident in their showcases. Well, just like today, fashion will always trickle down and transcend class and status. There aren’t many people not guilty of trying to recreate what we’ve seen but may not be able to afford. I know, Meryl Streep gave us this history lesson in The Devil Wears Prada; yet, its nice to know that we actually have our own ability to influence the climate of fashion. Especially with the use of social media.
Check out these amazing looks seen throughout Paris fashion week that are all about street style.