Bill Cunningham’s “On the Street” has become a style index for the fashion crowd, actually, for any crowd willing to gander. It’s one of the earliest predecessors of modern street style and paved the way for guys like Scott Schuman, William Yan and Tommy Ton. The man is quite simply a legend and can’t stop (won’t stop) season after season.
What struck me about this edition is how many voices of menswear are represented. There are the outlandish crew in the top left, the printed crew on the lower left, some trailblazers in the middle, the heritage group on the top right and then there’s a few other sprinkled throughout. The point this makes, the point that I find interesting, is that menswear runs the gamut. Granted, nobody I know has ever said otherwise, but to see it all in one place is a good thing.
Leave it to Bill Cunningham.
I do love me some On the Street
note: On the Street is what prompted my interest in fashion and retail merchandising