There’s no telling what unique looks you’ll find at Couture Fashion Week. Though nothing compared to seminal events like the Met Gala when it comes to unconventional fashion and crossing traditional lines, designers at this colorful festival still thrive on challenging industry norms and pushing the envelope as far as it will go. Think of these outfits as the extreme limit of what you could pull from the runway to wear in everyday life. There will be colors you couldn’t imagine pulling off in public and others you’ve been dying to flaunt and just never had permission to. Think of these street styles snapped during the height of couture week as the blessing you never had to seize something strange and wear it with pride. Which trendy standout will become your new go-to for the fall?
Karl Lagerfeld sunglasses should be your means to avoiding the sun in these final days of summer.
FLAUNT THAT BRA
2017 has become the year of transparent clothing. Tease that skin in a delicious top like this and no one will be able to turn away.
CHAMBRAY FOR MEN
Men aren’t the only ones embracing denim-on-denim, but they certainly love the look with particular gusto.
Apparently, dry shampoo is good for a few more than a quick rinse. It can be stylized too.
Rarely do you see lips that look this much like metal. If metallic is your thing, it’s time to up the game a couple notches.
PURSES WITH EYES
We can’t decide if this design is creepy or cute, but we can say you should be carrying that gaudy handbag with you this fall. Show off your quirky side.
You can match your brightly colored top with muted sweatpants. They might even be better for it.
PLAYING WITH TEXTURE
If you’re a mix-match kind of person, please go crazy. Wear plaids with florals and if you like, you can even tack on this furry pink belt for an extra splash of color.
Time to embrace those right angles. They’re modern, chic, and completely badass. How can you say no?
This isn’t much of a surprise. High-waisted jeans came first. Now, it’s time to consider how high your dress should ride.
Got any distress jeans hanging around the house? Distress them even more and you’ll be in a great place for the fall.
They work on hats, suits, denim jackets. They work anywhere and people are wearing them on everything. You should do the same.
PLAY WITH CONTRAST
These tops may be on two different people, but their intricate color relationship highlights how strange combinations can work if in the right context.
Invest in a onesie and give it a go. It doesn’t have to be covered in florals. A simple solid-colored style will have the desired effect.
Couture Fashion Week street style should be inspiring. Wear the unexpected blouse or rainbow socks. Fall is always a little bit of a letdown after summer. The right splash of color can keep things interesting as you get ready for gaudy furs in the winter.