From New York to Paris, there’s an unmistakeable energy found in the street-style set. Although there’s nothing quite like the fevered anticipation of a runway show, where designers spend anywhere from $15,000 to $60,000 for a 20-minute spectacle, sometimes grand-scale perfection doesn’t inspire as much as it overwhelms. Street style, on the other hand, offers spontaneous, accessible wardrobe lessons. Each of these cosmopolitan cities has its own sartorial tone, visible on the backs of its inhabitants. Inside each story, shop the looks with offerings available through H&M.
For spring/summer 2019, vibrant colors, mixed prints and blinged-out statement accessories prove the New Yorker uniform is anything but black.
Updating the classic pantsuit, the women of Wall Street usher in a new era of power dressing.
DIY sparkle and bold choices make up some of the looks at New York’s 2018 Pride Parade.
Haute athleisure, urban beachwear and splurge-worthy streetwear are spotted on passersby in SoHo, New York.
Laid-back hipster defines the tone of these looks spotted on passersby in the Williamsburg neighborhood of New York.
From posh to punk, these early spring looks speak to the renegade style that defines New York’s historic West Village.
For autumn/winter 2018, couture handbags, miniature cat-eye sunglasses and colorful puffers give New Yorkers a distinct winter style. On the catwalks, while the #MeToo movement stayed in the shadows, Marc Jacobs and Chromat define a rugged femininity.
For autumn/winter 18, fur makes a comeback on the streets of Paris. On the catwalks, Virgil Abloh generates buzz and Junya Watanabe continues to go rogue.
Luxe-wear and streetwear find common ground on the streets of Milan. On the catwalks, Alessandro Michele’s gruesome Gothic runway spectacle commands attention.
From vivid color blocking to fantastical coats, Londoners pull out all the stops for fashion week. On the catwalks, it’s the end of an era for Burberry, and the Queen makes a historic front-row appearance.
How do looks seen on the streets of Paris compare with those seen in Milan? What gives New Yorkers an unmistakeable edge? Could you spot a Londoner from her style? This round-up speaks to such sartorial musings.