February 7th, 2013
Show season is in full swing today with the first shows of New York Fashion Week. But besides the clothes, there’s also new style inspiration galore. We round up seven of the brightest street style stars around.
1. Allison Williams
New season, new ‘It’ girl. For Autumn/Winter in New York, that honour falls on the head of Allison Williams. Certainly one of the more fabulously fashionable of the ‘Girls’ pack, the daughter of anchorman Brian Williams has become one of the most sought after street stylers of fashion – and she’s also nabbed a lucrative deal with Simple Skincare.
2. Solange Knowles
The duchess in the royal house of Queen B, the fabulous Solange is a star in her own right. She models for Kenzo and Madewell, namechecks designer and underground labels in her music videos, and rocks a gorgeous fro alongside bright, colourful prints. No wonder she’s the envy of conventional socialites from the Upper East Side to Chelsea.
3. Leaf Greener
Leaf Greener is our street style girl crush. Not only is she the senior fashion editor of ELLE China, she packs some serious (and often whimsical) punch in her street style creations. Her Tumblr is filled with rare glimpses into fashion on the road: inspirational destinations, shoot breaks and incredible style. She’s cool, twee, and absolutely fabulous – fashion week just got a lot more interesting.
4. Michelle Harper
This wacky New York socialite understands the importance of personal expression. In addition to her quirky style, an effortless hybrid of elegance and absurdity, Harper is a corporate fashion powerhouse – she serves on the board of directors for the couture council of FIT, Tata Harper Beauty and Casita Maria. In other words, she owns Fashion Week.
5. Carine Roitfeld
While it can’t be denied that Carine Roitfeld is an integral fixture in fashion week celebrations, this will be her first time around as the global fashion director for Harper’s Bazaar. In our book, if it’s a new title, it’s a new start. The former French Vogue editor-in-chief always turns a few heads with her ‘erotic-chic’ style and coquettish mannerisms, and with a new job description in tow, she will certainly be one of the prized possessions of designers’ front rows.
6. Dree Hemingway
Fashion is an industry of lineage, and Dree Hemingway is no exception. But while she is the great-granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway, Dree has become her own source of stardom as one of the trendiest ladies on the front row. From darling pea coats to simple tees paired with skinnies, the actress knows how to work street style without looking forced – no easy feat.
7. Stephanie La Cava
Along with overflowing glasses, fashion week gets a double dose of cava thanks to this 28-year-old triple threat. Stephanie’s not just a stylist and socialite – she’s also a serious writer for publications such as Vogue, The Paris Review, and Interview. To name a few.
Words: Elise Marraro