September is the biggest fashion month of the year. It’s when designers reveal their spring and summer collections, New York Fashion Week takes place, style magazines put out their thickest issues, and people go shopping for clothes in preparation for school and a new season.
Fashion and apparel is a $200 billion industry in the U.S., and the fastest growing retail product category. But what inspires new trends every season is often what takes place on the street. City streets are where social and economic changes manifest themselves in clashes, modifications, adaptations, appropriations, acts of transgression and communication between strangers.
Next month we’re exploring everything street — fashion, culture, food, jobs, conflicts, and unfamiliar encounters. Places we loiter, questions of public performance, the anonymous gaze of strangers.
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