Street style wasn’t born in the 2010s, but you could say it was the decade it really mattered. How did street style go from hobby blogging to this, exactly? Looking back on the past decade (well, almost—nine years) of photos, you start to see the turning points. As digital media and Instagram evolved and surged in popularity, street style also got bolder and more graphic. At the link in our bio, we’ve distilled the many street style photos of the 2010s into groups that define each year—with a few ideas of what’s to come in 2020. Photographed by @mrstreetpeeper. #voguerunway2010s
The Festa del Redentore held this past weekend in Venice is a festival that dates to 1577 and marks the end of a population-decimating plague and the subsequent building of the Redentore Church, designed by Palladio, on Giudecca island. It is traditionally an astonishing waterfront celebration involving fireworks, mass picnicking along the fondamenta, a floating bridge built just for the weekend to help with traffic flow, boats galore, and gondola regattas. As photographer @gaiasquarci says, “Imagine New Year’s Eve in summertime.” Tap the link in our bio for a look back at the tradition. Filmed by @gaiasquarci
On @philipnix's recent trip to Oaxaca’s Central Valleys, he photographed local artisans, such as Macrina (pictured above in her studio), one of the head artisans in a remote Zapotec village inhabited strictly by women in Oaxaca’s Central Valleys. She is the latest in a succession of over 12 generations of women working in red clay, or barro rojo, and the methods haven’t changed. Tap the link in our bio to see more from Nix's trip. Photographed by @philipnix
The 2010s were a watershed moment for diversity in fashion. Marked by a series of breakthroughs that challenged the status quo and opened doors for minority groups to be represented within all facets of the business, this decade will be remembered as a time of rapid change when fashion was forced to examine its practices. Good design has always served to mirror societal concerns, but never before has the industry been asked to rigorously question itself about these issues. Realities once considered distractions from the stylish fantasy sold by luxury brands became the critical subjects of conversation for consumers and a new generation of leaders who demanded that the truths of race, gender, body size, disability, and inequality be acknowledged. No segment of the business was left untouched; tap the link in our bio for a reflection on the decade as part of our #voguerunway2010s series. Photographed by @mikaeljansson, Vogue, September 2018
In need of new summer tunes? @devhynes's latest mixtape clocks in at just under 30 minutes, but it retains the same laid-back charm of Hynes’s more proper releases (and it does boast features from the likes of @iamkelseylu, @toroymoi, @arca1000000, and @tinashenow, to name just a few). Tap the link in our bio to go behind-the-scenes of the album. Photographed by @lilygavin
For her latest Breathless column, @karleyslutever asks: "When should you say I love you?" Tap the link in our bio to read her thoughts.
Kabukicho: Tokyo’s red-light district, soaked in neon and populated by pay-by-the-hour love hotels, Yakuza-owned hostess bars, and countless vending machines depositing cans of Boss coffee to weary salarymen. Who would imagine that one of the city’s most influential boutiques might exist anywhere nearby? And yet, there it is: @the_foureyed, squirreled down an unassuming alleyway filled with those aforementioned hotels. “I wanted it to be a bit hidden when I opened it,” says Keisuke Fujita (@fjt_ksk), the happy-go-lucky shopkeeper and street style photographer who opened the store in late 2016. “I want people to feel special when they come to The Four-Eyed, like they’ve discovered something. It’s like treasure hunting.” Tap the link in our bio to learn more.
In the 2010s, the model—heretofore a major but mostly silent protagonist of the mode—ditched the egregious “walking clothes hanger” analogy, found her voice, advocated for her rights, and accrued her own powers independent of agent, casting director, or designer. Tap the link in our bio for the 25 models who defined the 2010s. #voguerunway2010s Photographed by @mrstreetpeeper
"Fashion is defined by change, not stasis," writes Vogue.com's Archive Editor Laird Borrelli-Persson (@the_lbp). "The past can inform the present, but a moto jacket, however fierce, does not a punk make. Past fashions dressed up as new are but costumes because they exist in a vacuum. The power of fashion—even its duty—is to mirror the world. It acquires meaning as it anticipates and reacts to current events and modes of living—and wearing." Tap the link our bio to read why Borrelli-Persson is arguing that nostalgia is no good for fashion. Photographed by #IrvingPenn, Vogue, December 2005