Chief street style snapper Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist confessed yesterday during a talk at NYC’s SoHo Apple store that he’s less interested in shooting regular fashion editor-folk and more into uncovering lesser known wardrobe mavens. “I’m walking around the standing line or the back part of it trying to find — you know, I don’t want to say ‘the next Anna Dello Russo,’ — but the next person that piques my curiosity, that I don’t know,” he explained. Even without that je ne sais quoi, certain things could guarantee outfit-papping for New York Fashion Week…
1. A rad and mad hat. See how wild the media has gone for Pharrell’s hat? Well, the likes of Anna Dello Russo and Tavi Gevinson were doing it first. Remember how the wunderkind's pink bow obstructed the view of Dior A/W’10?
2. Stilettos in the snow. Considering the adverse weather conditions in NYFW, you’d think the FROW would step down to all-terrain boots. Hell no. They’ll get carried in by bouncers if they have to.
3. Wearing next next season. As in the Pre-Fall lines that aren’t yet available for six months, OR, by swiping it straight from the catwalks of Autumn 2014. Queen Roitfeld is particularly good at this (see MaxMara's teddy coat for starters).
4.Finding your fashion crew. The Russianistas are skilled in this department – their outfits (whether purposefully or not) are often beautifully matched, which makes for fabulous oh-we're-just-casually-crossing-the-road snapshots.
5. Go logo crazy. It’s going to be one of the biggest trends of spring/summer, but rather than a subtle Nike swoosh here or there, we’ll expect head-to-toe monogrammed ensembles to be off-catwalk catnip.