Street style is, hands down, one of the best parts of Fashion Week. You get to ogle the inspiring outfits of fashion stars and regular (albeit extremely stylish) people alike essentially getting a guide to wearing this season’s trends in the process. Street style photography began with the New York Times Style Section photographer Bill Cunningham. He is a legend in the arena and his camera has captured the essence of New York City and its evolving fashion for decades (we particularly love this documentary about him). The phenomenon continued to grow thanks to The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman—getting your photo on his site was the ultimate nod of fashion approval. Now, there are hoards of street style photographers loitering outside show venues, but these shutterbugs stand out from the rest of the pack.
Strike A Pose
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The original. The legend. Look out for the biking shutterbug's signature blue jacket.
Photo: Cup Of Jo
Schuman is responsible for popularizing street style photography—being featured on his site is the ultimate fashion nod.
Photo: The Sartorialist
Garance (as she is known by amongst the fashion set) is a prolific photographer for campaigns and magazines.
Having previously done a stint at Harper’s Bazaar, he currently photographs for Allure.
Photo: Postmodern Gentleman
The bespectacled shutterbug uses his camera to capture of-the-moment trends and fashion around the world.
Jamaican-born and New York raised, McPherson got her start shooting street style in Italy.
Photo: All The Pretty Birds
One of the most well-known photogs on the scene, you can see his work on his own (recently revamped) website or on Vogue.com.
The London-based photographer is a model and street-style star herself. She’s also a Contributing Style Editor at Vogue.
Photo: Candice Lake
Koo is the resident street style photographer for New York Magazine.