The Secret to Fashion Week

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Fashion week is here! That means its time for all the designers to put on a fashion show and shows us what we can expect come Spring 2015! We all know the runway shows are great, but the real secret to fashion week isn’t inside the tents; it’s out on the street. Street Style has never been stronger, and this coming fashion month we can expect no less. While there are always questionable outfits and those who have no purpose in lurking outside a show in their craziest outfit other than in trying to get photographed and instantly become street-style-famous, it is impossible not to see dozens of truly stylish people everywhere you look. From the sometimes upwards-of-8 clothing changes Anna Dello Russo makes, to Ulyana Sergeenko and Mira Duma in couture, from the ever-constant bob and sunglasses of Anna Wintour to the uniform of black denim jeans, a button down, and sky high heels favored by Emmanuelle Alt, no outfit is ever boring. No matter if the outfit is flashing with sequins and neon lights or is just a beautiful, simple suit, there is beauty, whether conventional or unconventional, everywhere you look.

Both the inside and outside of fashion week are fun- whether you are seeing it in person or on a screen. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite designers who will be live streaming their shows, so you can get a feel for the inside, and a few of my favorite street style photographers, so you can get a feel for the outside too! And, because I’m feeling a little nostalgic about missing my first fashion week/month in almost four years, I thought I’d throw in a few of my favorite street style photos I’ve taken during New York, Paris, and London Fashion Weeks (I’m coming for you Milan!).

Enjoy!

For what’s happening inside:

Important Side Note: For literally every show happening, NowFashion is the place to be.

September 6, 5pm est- Alexander Wang

September 10, 8pm est- Proenza Schouler

For all the Street Style goodness:

Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist, for himself,  Tommy Ton for Style.com, and YoungJun Koo for The Cut.

And finally, from me!

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Kenzo Mania

One of the absolute highlights of this year was going to Paris Fashion Week in the fall, and one of the most prominent trends was the graphic tee. 

From superheros to Mickey Mouse, Backstreet Boys to Balenciaga Space Skylines the fashion elite could not get enough, and neither could the photographers. With people pairing Star Wars tees with pencil skirts, sports jerseys or t-shirts with snarling dogs with ladylike heels, the fun factor was upped exponentially. A great graphic tee, especially one that is a little out of place makes for a fabulous photo.

No brand filled the streets of Paris, New York, London, and Milan more than Kenzo. These pieces popped up even more often than the aforementioned Givenchy or Balenciaga tops. And really, good for Kenzo for making items that sell like hot cakes to people who will be photographed. (Or, good for Kenzo’s PR department for sending all those people their emblazoned items) In making a product cool enough for the coolest fashion elite, and in by branding the hell out of themselves, Kenzo has increased their awareness ten fold. The amount of attention paid to this brand has gone through the roof, and with good reason; designers and co-counders of Opening Ceremony Carol Lim and Humbeto Leon have totally revamped this company. I can’t wait to see what Kenzo and their loyal Street Style followers have in store for us next.