A major component of Fashion Week is the spectacle that takes place outside of runway shows and presentations. Sure, the catwalks pack their fair share of exciting trends, but it’s in the streets that you’ll find more practical and stylish ways to elevate your everyday looks. There, a seasoned mix of celebrities, industry insiders, and content creators typically command 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 Sept. 9, but designers like Christian Siriano and Latoia Fitzgerald started the party a couple days sooner, hosting runway shows for a star-studded guest list that included Janet Jackson and Cassie, respectively. Harlem’s Fashion Row also joined in on the prefestivities, organizing its 15th Anniversary Fashion Show and Style Award on Sept. 7, with Issa Rae and Janet Jackson as special guests.
Street style guests in New York embraced a range of saturated colors this season, likely inspired by the bright monochrome ensembles that populated the Christian Siriano, Michael Kors, and Sergio Hudson fall 2022 catwalks. Bold and vibrant print combinations were also spotted everywhere, nodding to a collective longing for summer to stay. Accessories were as exaggerated as ever — from whacky oversize sunglasses to extravagant feather headpieces. It was truly a feast for the eyes.
Ahead, view the street-style stars in action, photographed exclusively for POPSUGAR by Darrel Hunter, and check back for updates throughout fashion month.