Since the mid-2000s, fashion has seen a radical change, informed by the street-style phenomenon made popular by people like Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist. Tasked with showing how real women around the world wear their clothes, Schuman, Tommy Ton, Phil Oh, and a host of other photographers have had a real impact on how the industry approaches trends – instead of the runway affecting street style, street style came to have significant influence over the runway. From there, we saw a sharp and lightning-fast rise in street-style stars – like Susie Bubble, Chiara Ferragni, and Anna Dello Russo – whose names became synonymous with tastemaking and trendsetting. Globalization and the internet have brought worldwide style to our fingertips, whether it’s worn by bloggers and well-known personalities or by the average woman on her way to work.
Savoir Flair’s round-up of recent street style photographs shines the spotlight on trends in Shanghai, Paris, Seoul, London, and Sao Paulo for a broader look at the fashions that are making a splash around the world.