On disgustingly wet days like this, when you're so fed up you don't even bother wiping off the mascara that's leaked under your eyes, you need a little joy in your life. And that joy is Fashion Week Street Style.
Street style isn't what it used to be. When it first became a thing, it was 'regular' fashion week attendees in their carefully considered but not for the cameras ensembles. Now, Fashion Week Street Style posers are stars in their own right. The average Vogue reader probably would never have heard of Miroslava Duma, for instance, if she wasn't constantly snapped outside the venues for fashion shows.
My favourite people to street style stalk are magazine editors going about their daily business. I like to believe that's what they would really wear even without the threat of Scott Schulman lurking around to steal their likeness and gush over how 'real' they are. The worst are wannabe social media influencers who either dress up in wacky 'fashion' clothes or in really basic trendy outfits and do that pretend walking with head down and hand up to head pose. Ignore those ones.
Various fashion weeks have been on in various cities for many, many weeks now, the most recent being Paris Haute Couture. Celine Dion was the surprise 'winner' (thanks, for the most part, to her new stylist Law Roach), and sure, her outfits were copyable.
Celine does Fashion Week with Anna Wintour
Olivia Palermo, Kirsten Dunst, Alexa Chung and loads of other celebrities put on a good style show, too, but Fashion Week street style stars are the people on the street. Some models (who aren't Gigi or Bella or Kendall or Cara), editors and guests you wouldn't recognise at first glance.
Would you try something like any of these ensembles from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin for any reason this summer?