You can try to ID the American fashion and style by looking at the people’s style. According to Justin Picardie, America and British are divided by how the women dress. British and American people have similar yet different sense of style, which makes London and New York as prominent fashion capitals in the world. You can pinpoint some things about American fashion style, which is mostly versatile, purposeful, and elegant. However, as the two nations speak the same English but different, the people in both countries also pronounce different language of fashion. If British people are brave enough not to let their individual style invaded, American people tend to follow the trend.
Waking up in the city of New York and you will find yourself drawn into fashionable street style, where women are wearing latest trend as shown in American Vogue or Runway. The most noticeable feature of American fashion is that the people love to show their legs, if not provocative, in which the Brits refer to what so-called ‘corny’. Even in the cold winter, American women show the beauty of their bare skin under the dress. For some reasons, American people show inimitable and irreplaceable fashion style, as showed in every fashion week in New York or Los Angeles.
Characteristics of American Fashion
Compared to London fashion week, New York or Los Angeles or any other fashion week held in America is more commercial. They think sales factor is very prominent, which means the more they sell clothes, the better. Lots of serious commercial fashion designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Channel, and Gucci display their nice and affordable collections rather than creating something different in fashion and makes it inclusive.
This commercial factor also influences the assessment from fashion critics toward the clothes, where American fashion is about creating clothes wanted by everybody to wear in their everyday life. It is about fulfilling the demand and not projecting fantasies into reality. Because of this commercial factor, people also tend to say that American fashion style is ‘safer’ because they intend to sell, and rarely experiment with creativity.
Street Style of American Fashion
Unlike London people, you can see not all New Yorkers are looking amazing. However, American people indeed have great fashion style, where they always follow the latest trend showed in famous fashion magazine’s editors. As one of fashion blogger, Susie Bubble has said, all are the same in New York style; when the trend is black; all people will wear black outfits.
American fashion style is the ‘boring’ version of London fashion, where people are mostly wearing simple, laid back and cute fashion items. You will not see many variations of trend and individual approach to the style; in America, it is not about what you wear, it is about how you wear it. However, the tendency to follow the trend is also backed up with their needs to be comfortable in their own style. Just like explained above, as the people in America love to reveal their skin, wearing jeans is the only way to keep them warm. American fashion is also very intricately linked with jeans.