By and large, street style at the big fashion weeks is at least partially indicative of what’s going on within a certain sect of the industry. It doesn’t speak for “the people,” necessarily, since the events are inherently exclusive but you can read between the lines to pick up on micro-trends indicative of a greater movement.
The phenomenon is shaped by attendees of all stripes. I’d posit that the more famous folks are normally not terribly reflective of the shape of things but the streetsnaps taken at Paris Fashion Week reveal an interesting shift that’s affecting all sorts of people.
For instance, just look at what Big Bang musician Taeyang and Fear of God founder Jerry Lorenzo wore: extremely normal, comfort-first variations of their typical uniforms (no
Taeyang, admittedly, was dressed in
This sets up the interesting dichotomy at play in the street style this season. There’s been an organic push for
Sure, some of the outfits are zhooshed up for effect (and because everyone wants their photo taken) but there’s a lot of pretty regular stuff walking the streets of Paris this year, like
There’s obviously plenty of luxury flexing in between the relatively normal outfits — lots of Louis Vuitton, in particular — and it’s not like we’ve never seen people
When I say that everyone’s dressing pretty “normal,” I mean “normal” within the context of fashion week, obviously.
Dare to compare with the looks at a pre-pandemic
Perhaps it helps that this is Paris Fashion Week Men’s and we ought to prepare for Women’s week to come through with the big fits. But, honestly, I’m fine with the wildest thing being some gold boots or a knit balaclava. It has a more personal touch, one that reads as unusually authentic for an event typically demarcated by high-effort dressing.