Part of the fash-pack but struggling to identify yourself? Here are eight common ‘types’ regularly spotted outside the fashion weeks in Paris, Milan, London and New York. Take a look at our list and see which type you think you might be.
1. The sartorial sergeant
Wardrobe basics: Tailored trousers, with jackets to match.
Favourite shoes: Leather, block heeled and (very possibly) from Gucci.
Handbag choice: Think downsized briefcase.
Most likely to attend: Thom Browne, Calvin Klein and J.W. Anderson.
2. The off-duty model
Wardrobe basics: Basics in the truest meaning – jeans, polo necks and white T’s.
Favourite shoes: Something to run to and from shows in, also comfy: i.e. a sneaker.
Handbag choice: Often multiple bags tbh.
Most likely to attend: The shows she’s walking in and the shows between that too.
3. The polished & put together
Wardrobe basics: Cashmere frilled sweaters.
Favourite shoes: Slick, leather and definitely high.
Handbag choice: Luxurious leather. It arrived in a box with a ribbon and velvet-dust bag.
Most likely to attend: Marni, Miyake, Miu Miu and Moschino.
4. The girl gang
Wardrobe basics: Similar to your bezzies’, but not the exact same, y’know?
Favourite shoes: (As above.)
Handbag choice: Big enough for polaroid snaps of each other.
Most likely to
attend: be together.
5. The very-well matched
Wardrobe basics: Many, many colourful pieces: blazers, jerseys and skirts.
Favourite shoes: Shoes to match. (Duhhh.)
Handbag choice: Just a coordinating cell phone case.
Most likely to attend: Celine
6. The sportsluxe enthusiast
Wardrobe basics: Good-quality denim, puffer jackets and slogan printed sweats.
Favourite shoes: The latest sneaker you probably haven’t even heard of yet.
Handbag choice: Supreme moon bag, what else?
Most likely to attend: Rick Owens, Off White and Louis Vuitton.
7. The trendsetter
Wardrobe basics: Straight off the runway, high shine and also really luxurious (read: expensive) white shirts
Favourite shoes: Something bordering outrageous. This year’s version: the brightly coloured Balenciaga sock boot.
Handbag choice: Handbag worn in the wrong way, making it v. fashuun.
Most likely to attend: Gucci, Prada and anything from Demna Gvasalia.
8. The romantic
Wardrobe basics: Soft-floral dresses and wispy sheer blouses
Favourite shoes: Dainty high heels
Handbag choice: Basket bag (probably containing fresh roses) or velvet clutch
Most likely to attend: Dolce & Gabbana, Zac Posen and Rodarte