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Is Street Style More Important than a Runway Show?

Stylists Jason Bolden & Chriselle Lim discuss #NYFW's secondary stage — plus, see our Bravolebs on the move. 

By Jocelyn Vena

Sure, everyone is clamoring to know what the hot trends of New York Fashion Week are going to be, but real fashionistas know there's another place to spot cool looks: the street. In between shows, bloggers, models, and celebs are hoping to create a conversation around what they are seen wearing. And, there's a reason street style has emerged to be the secret superstar of NYFW.  

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"I think what's happened with it is the trickle-down effect and what people are realizing is what it's always been, but now it's just a little more publicized in that fashion has always started from that point," stylist Jason Bolden told The Daily Dish. "People have always been inspired by that, so now it's so in your face. They're really, really showing their point of view when it comes to style when they're relaxed and hauling ass to the next show. I think that's the filler before the next show. So when we're dying to see what's gonna air next and what people are doing next, I think that is the filler to be satisfied to actually see more fashion. I love the idea of how it's creating its own shows."


It's a concept that fashion blogger Chriselle Lim has seen grow in popularity as industry insiders are now also considered style icons along with the celebs and models. "Street style has really taken off in the last few years and I think it's mainly because people are so interested in what the real people are wearing outside the runways," she told The Daily Dish. "We're real; we're not models. I think the culture has definitely changed [where] it's as important [to see] what you're wearing [and] what you arrive in, so even bloggers and other influencers [have] eyes on them for content as well, not just the models and the celebrities anymore. Style is trickling downwards; it's coming from the street up to high fashion now."


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