A good 10-minute documentary looking into the rise and interest around street style photography. It seems to me like a fascinating phenomenon that’s gone beyond The Sartorialist and Garance Doré or Bill Cunningham style photos of people on the street and into a different way of looking at fashion: rather than taking cues from famous people, we take our cues from what others around us wear.
It’s also crept into things like #OOTD, mood wearing, the idea of the daily life as a stage for sending messages through clothes.
Isn’t it interesting that because of places like The Fancy, Svpply, Pinterest and curated tumblrs, there’s now a whole generation of people who could say that the internet dressed them and taught them all they know about style?
I like this idea.
People don’t need enormous cars; they need admiration and respect. They don’t need a constant stream of new clothes; they need to feel that others consider them to be attractive, and they need excitement and variety and beauty. People don’t need electronic entertainment; they need something interesting to occupy their minds and emotions. And so forth. Trying to fill real but nonmaterial needs-for identity, community, self-esteem, challenge, love, joy-with material things is to set up an unquenchable appetite for false solutions to never-satisfied longings. A society that allows itself to admit and articulate its nonmaterial human needs, and to find nonmaterial ways to satisfy them, world require much lower material and energy throughputs and would provide much higher levels of human fulfillment.
Donella H. Meadows, The Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update (via prometheanreach)