Last month, one the most famous fashion photographers, Bill Cunningham passed away. It is very sad, but he left us an amazing heritage - the culture of street fashion photography. Because of his work, thousands of unique and creative looks were captured by camera and published. Streets became runways where people demonstrate their personality by the way they look. They mix and match different garments, colors and styles, and can be considered as walking art, but the city - that is what frames people. Miami is an amazing place. It has a lot of culture and heat, passion and rhythm. Miami is a place where you can meet people of different subcultures having fun together: dancing in Mango's night club on Ocean Drive or sunbathing at the Bal Harbor Beach, visiting unique boutiques in MiMo District or choosing high-end fashion brands at Design District.
Today I would like to talk about what makes Miami Street Fashion so original, and how to use this to create a look street photographers will die to capture.
Mix of cultures: Miami is well-known for its influence of Latin countries. Latin culture is very rich and colourful, like their national costumes. Flounces, flower prints, dropped shoulder tops, and dresses - all these fashion elements are super trendy this season and will add some spice to your daily look. Visit Little Havana - the perfect place to see how multicultural Miami is.
Architecture: At Miami Beach Architectural Historic District you can find Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Miami Modern styles (MiMo). Have a walk and get some inspiration before you pick your next outfit. Look at the lines, colors, geometrical shapes, ornaments, and decorations. Show off in prints and different garment shapes, wear skirts and dresses with splits or scalloped edges to reflect your view of the city in your look.
The weather is always great: What do we think about when we imagine Miami? Right! Hot summer, hot bodies, colors, party, passion! It is a modern city with access to the most beautiful beaches on this planet. Choose colors, be juicy! Mix and match the colors of this wonderful place. Think about Miami Beach and use the colors of the ocean and sand, or dream about delicious tropical cocktails on Ocean Drive and go bright. Colorblock, stripes, prints, embroidery and patchwork - those are perfect ideas to express your Hot Miami look.