Streetstyle vs. Catwalk fashion

May 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, London, Milan, New York, Paris, People, womenswear


Each fashion season we all get very much inspired by the collections presented on the catwalk. After New York, London, Milan and Paris we have new creative ideas and we have picked up the trends we will probably be wearing a season later. So there’s no doubt fashion designers create trends or at least a certain style.

Yet it’s also true that a big part of  fashion starts on the street. What people wear in their daily lives is a starting point for fashion too. Whether it’s your grandma walking her dog in a floral printed skirt, your father in one of his suits or your neighbour is a pair of old school jeans. Every kind of streetwear can be the beginning of a fashion trend.

During the fashion weeks our team always spots the most fashionable people outside the fashion shows. They wear clothes not everyone dares to wear. Their streetstyle is often bright-colored, crazy-shaped and remarkably printed. Not to mention their shoes and accessories.

To show you that streetwear can be an inspiration for fashion designers we selected six outfits that were seen in the streets as well as on the runway.

The leopard print (Paul Smith) has been a huge hit for many seasons. No wonder we still saw it on the runway and on the street. Yet the fact that snake prints are taking over was already visible in the streetstyle as well. A snake-printed coat (seen at Pucci) seems to be the new must-have of the season.

Another popular trend: ruffles. You can chose for the plain ones, but as we saw at Valentino big floral details can be very cool too. And as Balmain showed: you can never go wrong with a pair of skinny pants and a tight, shoulder accentuated jacket.