What Will Street Style Look Like in 2021?

If your New Year Eve’s felt anticlimactic at best and utterly depressing at worst, you weren’t alone. What’s the meaning of a new calendar when so little has changed? Six months ago, we were sure 2021 would be different. Surely we’d be prepping for Fashion Week by now. Unfortunately, that’s still a big no for most of us.

Through the last half 2020, we had to experience fashion shows virtually and vicariously through our friends in Paris, Milan, London, Shanghai, and Tokyo, where socially-distanced shows resumed. Once the schedules were out, the question remained: What would the street style look like? After years of multiple outfit changes and heels, what would editors and influencers wear to zig-zag around a city by foot, bicycle, or train? What feels appropriate in anxious times like these?

Aside from masks, which were the biggest visual change in our street style coverage, the trend was

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In Need of Some Street Style? Rei Shito’s New Book is Just the Fix

Rei Shito photographed taking pictures—on her iPhone!—at Paris Fashion Week.

Photographed by Phil Oh

Suffice it to say, 2020 street style isn’t what it used to be. With everyone living a WFH life, the idea of getting dressed up and hitting the town just doesn’t resonate for now. But Rei Shito’s new book, Style on the Street: From Tokyo and Beyond, lets us relive the best street style moments of the past decade. Published by Rizzoli, Style on the Street is a comprehensive look at Shito’s global archive.

Shito has chronicled New York, London, Milan, and Paris fashion weeks for 16 years and remains one of the best-dressed and most unmissable photographers outside the shows. “I started shooting in 2004 when Shoichi Aoki, the editor in chief of FRUiTS, asked me to be a street photographer,” Shito says, “suddenly, so it happened.” Since that serendipitous moment, Shito has traveled

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The Duchess of Cambridge Just Found the Perfect Coat On the High Street

The Duchess of Cambridge’s style is often considered a little bland for the fashion crowd—too many Breton tops, coat dresses and beige patent pumps for the street style set’s liking. Given that she’s representing the royal family on an international stage, Kate Middleton needs to look polished; select classic items she tends to choose will photograph well and won’t date after several months.

It’s not an easy task to tick all of these protocol boxes while also pleasing the fashion crowd. However, over the past few years, Kate has been making considerably more fashion-forward choices, favouring sharp tailoring, avoiding bold colours and experimenting with hair accessories. Rather than Queen Elizabeth–style coat dresses in primary hues, she started wearing outfits that have a little more flare. 

And adding to this collection of great outfits, is a host of chic summer dresses. Like much of us, the DoC had been isolating at … Read More

Hilfiger to Host Sustainable Street Style Livestream on Tuesday


Meet The Women Decolonizing Sustainable Fashion

It’s time to wake up. On Global Day of Climate Action, VICE Media Group is solely telling stories about our current climate crisis. Click here to meet young climate leaders from around the globe and learn how you can take action.As demand for sustainable fashion grows, so does the need to navigate its myths. Misleading information is everywhere, from corporate greenwashing to the notion that all women are empowered by eco-conscious choices. One of the most prevailing and dangerous misconceptions about green fashion is that it’s a movement conceived by the West and led by white people. Sustainable fashion has let down people of color time and time again, whether through spotlighting majority-white representatives, favoring Western branding as the prevailing and acceptable aesthetic, or absorbing the capitalist notion that it’s a lifestyle to buy your way into.With strong historical, spiritual, and ancestral relationships

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