Oftentimes, the people I stop to photograph at fashion week seem surprised, confused even, as to why I have stopped them and not the people garnering giant crowds of photographers. But it’s simple, really: I’m not especially interested in people who are making empty, if bold, statements or those who are incredibly trendy. The looks and people that intrigue me are those with an innate and personal sense of style. That’s much harder to emulate and impossible to replicate but endlessly fascinating. These are the people to learn from. Not in specific details but in going on a journey of self-discovery to find the aesthetic that we are most suited to and comfortable in. As Oscar Wilde purportedly said, “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
By Colette Fitzpatrick