A major component of fashion week is the scene that takes place outside the runway shows and presentations. Sure, the catwalks pack their fair share of exciting trends, but it’s on the streets that you’ll find more practical and stylish ways to enhance your everyday look. There, a seasoned mix of celebrities, industry insiders and content creators usually capture the attention of photographers with their uniquely put together looks. It’s a visual phenomenon that happens every season, and spring 2023 was no different.
This year, Fashion Week officially kicked off in New York on September 9, but designers like Christian Siriano and LaToya Fitzgerald started the party days earlier, hosting runway shows for a star-studded guest list that included Janet Jackson and Kasey, respectively. . Harlem’s Fashion Row also joined the festivities, hosting its 15th Anniversary Fashion Show and Style Awards on September 7, with Issa Rae and Janet Jackson as special guests.
New York’s street style guests embraced a variety of saturated colors this season, perhaps inspired by the bright monochrome ensembles that Christian Siriano, Michael Kors and Sergio Hudson populated the 2022 catwalks. Bold and vibrant print combinations were also spotted throughout, nodding towards a collective desire to stay in the summer. Accessories were as extravagant as ever — from oversized sunglasses to extravagant feather headpieces. It was truly a feast for the eyes.
Ahead, see the street-style stars in action, photographed exclusively for POPSUGAR by Darrell Hunter, and check back for updates throughout Fashion Month.