Street Style in the World’s Fashion Capitals

London Fashion Week autumn/winter 18
London Fashion Week autumn/winter 18 | Chiara Dalla Rosa / © Culture Trip
Photo of Jill Di Donato
Fashion Editor25 October 2018

Culture Trip’s on-the-ground photographers capture street-style looks from the world’s most fashionable cities.

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.

New York

Laurence Broderick, opera singer/actor/model, and Jonzu, model/stylist | © Jena Cumbo / Culture Trip

For spring/summer 2019, vibrant colors, mixed prints and blinged-out statement accessories prove the New Yorker uniform is anything but black.

In front of the Stock Exchange in the Financial District | © Jena Cumbo / Culture Trip

Updating the classic pantsuit, the women of Wall Street usher in a new era of power dressing.

Revelers at the 2018 New York Pride Parade | Rachel Fisher / © Culture Trip

DIY sparkle and bold choices make up some of the looks at New York’s 2018 Pride Parade.

Outside Balthazar Bakery | Rachel Fisher / © Culture Trip

Haute athleisure, urban beachwear and splurge-worthy streetwear are spotted on passersby in SoHo, New York.

Bedford Avenue and North 7th Street | Rachel Fisher / © Culture Trip

Laid-back hipster defines the tone of these looks spotted on passersby in the Williamsburg neighborhood of New York.

Outside The Cage at West 4th Street | Chris Luttrell / © Culture Trip

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.


Paris Fashion Week autumn/winter 18 | Rachel Moyer / © Culture Trip

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.


Milan Fashion Week autumn/winter 18 | Camilla Ferrari / | © Culture Trip

Luxe-wear and streetwear find common ground on the streets of Milan. On the catwalks, Alessandro Michele’s gruesome Gothic runway spectacle commands attention.


London Fashion Week, autumn/winter 18 | Chiara Dalla Rosa / | © Culture Trip

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.

Best of

Bella Hadid outside Spring Studios, New York Fashion Week autumn/winter 18 | Felipe @sightonsight / | © Culture Trip

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.

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