In an industry increasingly placing emphasis on the present and future, it can feel like a breath of fresh air to reflect on stylish times past. And because we’re a handful of days away from the start of New York Fashion Week, we decided to dig through the street style archives to give you a glimpse at how fashion week regulars were dressing half a decade ago. Scroll down to see outfits from insiders like Taylor Tomasi Hill, Giovanna Battaglia, and more!
WHO: Giovanna Battaglia
Very few could pull off the bold combinations and proportions that Battaglia has mastered.
WHO: Kate Foley
This It Brit’s fuchsia lipstick is totally inspiring our next night-out look.
WHO: Virginia Smith
We present the Vogue way to wear flannel.
WHO: Christine Centenera
Never a non-chic moment with the Vogue Australia fashion director.
WHO: Shiona Turini
We think we just decided on our Valentine’s Day outfit…
WHO: Taylor Tomasi Hill
We’ve always been drawn to this style setter’s avant-garde approach to dressing.
WHO: Sarah Rutson
We weren’t surprised to find dozens of covetable past street style looks from Net-a-Porter’s VP of global buying.
WHO: Natalie Joos
The Tales of Endearment founder has clearly always had a knack for mixing and matching.
WHO: Jane Keltner de Valle
We love how she tied in her stripes with a pair of opaque tights!
WHO: Miroslava Duma
A high-low coat with leather shorts—well played, Duma!
WHO: Natasha Goldenberg
Oh what we’d give for her Prada banana skirt.
WHO: Elin Kling
The Totême founder’s take on all black is downtown style at its finest.
WHO: Joanna Hillman
The now fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar layered a furry cropped coat over her crimson maxi.
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