Fashion Colours Our Streets – A photo shoot has taken place in Temple Bar, Dublin, to show that there is more than one fashion trend in our society.
Walking the Streets- Photo Credit to Han WGSN
This photo shoot was to capture the street style on temple bar. Fashion plays a huge part in how we as people express our personalities. Whether we dye our hair mad colours like myself with red or wear fish net tights, we all have a different style. I went and asked the people behind the camera about the shoot and the message behind their shoot.
“Our plan is to show the unique style of four different individuals. All four of them have very different personalities which is evident in their choice of clothing. The first girl Rachael is a very outgoing, bubbly person and her style is just anything that looks great. She doesn’t care whether it looks like something out a rocky horror show she’ll wear it and she wears it well”. (Girl with cat ears in photos).
“Then we have Liam who is a musician so his style is very cool and relaxed. He’s a huge fan of his hoodies and beanies. Who doesn’t love comfortable clothes? The third person is a guy named Derek and he is a dancer however he has a very classy/rock/indie style. He loves wearing clothes that are easy to dance in but his tight skinny jeans are his favourite piece in his wardrobe”.
“I just throw it on, and if it looks cool & comfy I`m happy”
I asked Jess and Han (photographer and Director) about trends today, and whether it is a one-way street or do people colour outside the fashion lines. They said “you do have most of society that will not wear stripes unless there the new thing. But then you have the minority of people who don’t care whether stripes, circles, zig zags etc. are in style they’ll wear what they want”. However, I asked them are the young generation determined what to wear by the industry or their peers or are they their own person?? “I think there are a lot of “sheep” in the fashion world especially in the young generation. If you’re not wearing say air max then you feel excluded from society and your friends, who start to question why you’re not wearing what they’re wearing??”
“Express yourself, I love bold colours & patterns, that`s the kind of fashion I like” says Meabh.
Photo Credit to Han WGSN
After, I asked them what advice would you give the young generation? They made it very clear, “BE YOURSELF”. “Whoever put us on this earth(GOD), made us all look different, shapes and sizes and mind and soul. If we were all to go around looking the same and doing the same thing then there would be no development in anything: culture, technology, film, society”.
“I am unique not a sheep, if I look a little wacky great that`s who I am” says Rachel
Photo Credit to Han WGSN
Regarding the photoshoot, I asked why Temple Bar. “Temple Bar has no structure or specific kind of culture. It is made up of all different types of cultures and trends. Like the fashion world”. The cobblestones and the gravity just add to that edgy vibe we are looking for and it contrasts well with the clothes”.
But did the people not get in the way?? “No, they added to the photos because temple bar is a very touristy place and people from all around the world come around with different backgrounds and cultures”.
To look at other photo shoots and articles go onto WGSN
What’s your street style?