Because the real fashion show is on the street.
As discussed, it’s New York Fashion Week, and that means we’re about to be overwhelmed with style news from both on and off the runway.
It can be overwhelming, even when you’re focussed as we are on models and designers from the Middle East. In hopes of keeping it manageable, we’re starting early with a look at Bella Hadid’s street style.
If previous fashion weeks are anything to go by, we’re about to be seeing a lot of the middle Hadid sibling.
Let’s start with this all-black, worn by Hadid for a photo call by her Times Square Bulgari billboard. That top is Vivienne Westwood from 1991, by the way.
Before that, Hadid wore this cosy combo while running errands in the Manhattan neighbourhood of Soho. It’s -3 celsius in New York right now.
Pairing comfy light-wash denim with a tartan trenchcoat and Dr Martens, the model makes a statement even on her day off.
First off, we need to know where Hadid got those studded heels. They’re sublime.
For the rest of her look, Hadid went for layered denim and black.
This white puffer jacket has made a couple of NYC outings with Hadid lately – it’s clearly a favourite.
Here, she pairs it with high-waisted plaid trousers, a white tank top and corset belt, and red point-toed heels.
You’ll notice that Hadid’s hair and makeup is pretty spare in all of these shots. She’s clearly saving the big guns for the runway.
We’ll keep you updated on NYFW goings-on as the week progresses.
Images: Bella Hadid/Instagram, Getty