‘The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be’ – claims Bill Cunningham and being apparently right. When a year ago Garage Magazine started to film this short documentary, its point was to examine the street-style phenomenon. The film was out just in the right time, the circus over the street-style versus bloggers theme has never been so accurate as it is now. (Just think about Suzi Menkes’ The Circus of Fashion scandal.) Fashion Journalist, Tim Blanks’ monologue brings together the thoughtful opinions of the biggest street-style photographers like Tommy Ton or Phil Oh, Susie Bubble and Hanneli bloggers, Alexia Nieziedski co-founder of System Magazine, Sabina Marshall stylist and Vika Gazinskaya fashion designer. The thoughts evolve around today’s democratic fashion world, which has been compared with reality shows where absurd amount of photographers and bloggers are keen to capture their idols’ current outfit with almost a hysterical struggle. ‘What’s next?’ – asks Tim Blanks in the end, by leaving it an open question. And who is to decree whether this is right or wrong, whether it results Gods or monsters?
“Die best Fashion Show ist definitive auf den Straßen. Das war schon immer so und so wird es immer sein” – sagt Bill Cunningham und hat offensichtlich recht. (more…)