There’s a certain reverence that surrounds fashion week – or more realistically fashion month – but word on the frequently-snapped pavement is that it’s not all designer heels and perfectly curated Instie snaps. But what’s it like to really partake in the sacred sartorial schedule?
“Don’t be fooled by fabulously styled bloggers, buyers and influencers uploading outfit post after outfit post on Instagram, or the models walking the most elaborate and fantastic runways,” explains photographer India Hartford Davis. “From New York, to London, Milan and then ending in Paris, fashion month is extreme and the only way to make it through as a street style photographer is to keep your camera charged, SD card ready and enough coffee to last a lifetime!”
Australian-born India may have studied politics and history, but a long-held adoration for fashion stayed with her throughout. Now, she channels this into both photography and stylist arms of her brand. But with the world’s fascination squarely focused on the streets of host fashion week cities as much as the runways, it’s fitting that India has honed her talents and timing to perfectly capture the street style set as they make their way between shows. And what has she managed to capture this time around?
“The street style this SS17 season has been flirty, inspiring and at times just too cool for school.” Click through the gallery to have a closer look at the designers India thinks will make their mark this season.