Just read a brilliant article on Business of Fashion that I thought I’d share with you guys. It sums up my views far more eloquently than I could!
It seems that street style (and indeed some bloggers) have sold out one step too far. I have no problem with bloggers taking product gifts, or getting paid for articles – in fact I’d love to do it myself. However, the bit I take issue with is wearing head-to-toe designer (especially if it’s all ONE designer) as I don’t think it shows any creativity or flair – it’s easy to look amazing if your outfit cost £3000!
“But is anything new being said when a street style star like Anna Dello Russo, editor-at-large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan, wears a head-to-toe look from Prada or Balmain? Can this really be construed as street style any longer?”
“What’s more, when street style stars actively court the camera — dressing to be photographed instead of dressing according to one’s own wishes — with carefully planned and executed ensembles, what we get is polish and poise with none of the instinctive and idiosyncratic gestures of true personal style. “
“When was the last time you saw a street style image featuring someone who looked as though they just tossed on something they had hanging in their closet and it came together in an unexpected or surprising way that’s genuine and perhaps changed your eye a bit?”
Would love to hear your thoughts on the subject…..!