The best of Street Style at TOPSHOP London Fashion Week 2017

If only you were here to see the thriving mass of people waiting outside Topshop runway show. The Topshop runway show is one of the most anticipated shows of the LFW schedule since they were welcomed into the LFW schedule in year 2005. It was messy and ridiculously dangerous to shoot any street style on the busy main road, but somehow we managed avoid on coming traffic for the love of photography. Hey, at least the upside was that I saw Kate Moss and her daughter, 14-year-old Lila in tow arriving at the show which was a highlight of my day.

 

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There isn’t really any right or wrong answer on how to dress for street style, just as long as you are feeling it, then you know you have a winner. It’s always about putting pieces together and seeing what works and what doesn’t, making minor tweaks, and trust me your room will be a complete mess by the end of it.

The reason I enjoy capturing street style photography is because I love getting style inspiration from the streets. I get excited when I see someone interpreting a trend their own creative way, and that’s what makes fashion so much more interesting. Before I forget can I please emphasise or even apologise that if you see me on the street and I don’t stop you to take your snap, it doesn’t mean that I don’t dig your outfit it’s because:

  1. I may be looking for something specific for my client (ie, WSGN)
  2. I’ve taken a whole heap of street looks that has started to look the same same earlier in the day so I’m looking for that look with that extra edge
  3. I may have already taken your picture and you didn’t see (but this only happens during fashion week. I will only snap if you give me your consent!)
  4. I completely missed you 🙁

All in all, be happy and stay true to your style. Style is the outer, it’s what inside really counts. Don’t dress to be snapped but because it’s gives us confidence – it really shows!

Thank you so much Melissa Singer from FairFax Media for the feature alongside with the incredible Melbourne Street Style photographer, Liz Sunshine of Street Smith!

Read our online feature here.

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Melbourne Central Guest Level Street Style 2016

Here’s that time again where I got my camera out to spot my favourite Melbourne Central’s shopper’s looks, just in time for VAMFF next week!

Looking forward to seeing you all xx

 

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Want to know what understated elegance looks like? Well look no further. Adam has just arrived from England and brought along a slice of Euro-chic with him. His blue and white stripe t-shirt, navy chinos and white kicks are staples needed in everyone’s summer wardrobe.

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Sarah’s impeccable fits is super modern and chic. A white ribbed knit, black trousers and white leather sneakers are versatile staples that are a perfect base for layering. For example, we can throw on a smart fitted blazer, or a cropped leather jacket, or even long vest to add substance to this basic look.

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Boys, its time to fold away your skinny jeans and chinos for a pair of wide legged trousers. Wide legged trousers are becoming increasingly popular in the fashion realm; they allow unrestricted movement whilst ensuring comfort. I love Jerry’s pairing of a cropped shirt, which maintains a balance of proportions.

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Elka reminds me of a modern cowgirl in the best way possible. I love her denim jacket tied around her waist to show off her waistline and it creates a nice contrast of colour to the black corduroy overall worn underneath.

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Now if this look ain’t fly, I don’t know what is. Niu Niu’s choice of denim overalls and Marc Jacob flatform derbys are playful and cool at the same time. They also capture the essence of street wear, just like what her sweatshirt says.

 

 

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There is nothing I enjoy more than an effortless look like the one Lori has put together. The loose trench coat paired with cuffed light denim and white converse kicks are great for casual hangs and outings. The look is the perfect reflection of the everyday Aussie girl.

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I appreciate the reinforced pattern’s on Jun Gyu’s bomber zip-up and t-shirt. They make great examples of what I consider ‘’elevated-basics.”

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Dapper gents alert! Adrian’s look encapsultated Melbourne’s booming menswear appreciation. The light blue open collared shirt screams summer and the pin and pocket square adds a nice splash of colour to his cream double-breasted jacket.

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Fringes on fringes, from the hem, to the bag to the last detail on Cynthia’s pair of loafers. Cynthia may not be a dancer but the fringing compliments her movement as she waltz across the streets of Melbourne.

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Yeezus himself would most likely nod to Josh’s street steeze. Black on black is a classic combo, but it could also get a little tiring. Josh keeps it 100% with a pair of distressed denim and the red bomber makes the outfit lens-catching.

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Accessories are where it’s at to turn a simple outfit into a great outfit. The indigo bandana tied around Anna’s neck and round sunnies are cute tidbits that we can draw style inspiration from.

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Sophia’s pin-strip overalls and denim shirt is a fun and quirky match. However you are probably just like me, I can’t stop looking at her cute Charlotte Olympia loafers!

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The back of Yolanda’s denim shirt says ‘London, Paris and Berlin’ – three of the worlds undisputed fashion capitals. She’s putting Melbourne on the map with her funky street fit. I love her knitted dress that is styled with white sneakers, and a white cap worn backwards. Her pink Furla bag is definitely an eye-catcher.

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Terri keeps it cozy in her loose trench and voluminous trousers. Her tribal necklace and neutral sliders are great additions.

 


 

Images by KAREN WOO

Words by JERRY SHIEH

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Here’s our Street Style campaign shoot as directed and photographed by Yours Truly for Ballettonet xx

 

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Model // RACHEL SKILLING represented by SILHOUETTE MODELS

Stylist // DANIEL PACIOCCO

Hair and Makeup // AIMMEY PHAM