7 TYPES OF STREET STYLE STAR YOU ALWAYS SPOT AT FASHION WEEK - AND HOW TO SNAP THEM
Which style tribe do you belong to? The question is more important than ever at London Fashion Week, where our favourite street style stars pose up a storm in their new season wares, vying for the attention of the fash-arazzi’s lens.
These are the stars you’ll always spot, plus tips on how to snap them…
1. THE PEACOCK
She’s the ultimate show pony, clashing her colours, prints, textures and fabrics in the most attention-grabbing combos she can possibly envisage. How to snap her? Easy. You, dear street style photographer, are the whole reason she got dressed in the morning.
2. THE MINIMALIST
Her uniform is achingly cool – a super-luxe grey cashmere jumper and black leather drainpipes, every single day of the week. Simples. How to snap her? She plays it coy, rarely cracking a smile from behind those discreet Celine sunglasses. But, really, she’ll halt in her heels for Tommy Ton’s lens as quickly as her more outrageously dressed counterparts.
3. THE LOGO-MANIAC
Moschino! Chanel! Dior! Fendi! She loves her labels and she wants everyone to know it. The return of logomania is her favourite ever trend and she’s celebrating by wearing all her brands at once. How to snap her? Get a camera with good focus to capture all of that text as she flashes by.
4. THE STYLISH SCRUFF
She’s made zero effort (no, really, she was out partying all night before that eye-wateringly early first show on a Sunday morning) yet her dishevelled hair, tracksuit separates and vagabond vibes are so 90s, so sports-chic, so… effortlessly hot right now. How to snap her? Strike up a convo about her favourite grunge poster girl, Kate Moss.
5. THE VIP
Ah the lesser spotted mega-star. You sense her arrival from the thunderous stampede of paparazzi surrounding her. Somewhere in the middle of the throng, she’s there, wearing a borrowed outfit from the designer she’s visiting and hiding from the flashes behind her oversized sunglasses. How to snap her? Hold your breath and try to shove your way through the entourage.
6. THE FASH ADDICT
She’s wearing top to toe ‘look 23’ from Gucci’s latest show and has already got ‘look 27’ laid out to wear tomorrow. She shops the shows as quickly as she sees them, placing her orders and writing her new season shopping list before the models have even left the runway. Fashion victim? No way, she’s just sooo this season. How to snap her? She’s a walking advert for her favourite brands and would love nothing more than to be Insta-tagged flaunting all their new season wares.
7. THE POWER DRESSER
She’s at the top of her game and she dresses the part – a sharp suit and heels from Monday through to Sunday. Fashion is her business, let’s not forget, and with show invitations coming in their dozens every day, she just hasn’t got time to go off her sartorial script. How to snap her? Don’t even try it. She’s already charging past you as she’s due at her next appointment.