Author(s): Toni Johnson-Woods
This is a stunning street-level look at the trends shaping Shanghai's fashion scene. It is illustrated with 100 full-colour photographs. It explores the city's changing culture. Although fashion fixtures and A-list celebrities pack the front rows at the biggest, most glamorous shows at fashion week, the most creative attire is often found not on the catwalks or inside the auditoriums but on the streets. Nowhere is this more evident than in the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, where a vintage Vivienne Westwood frock pairs perfectly with a chic puffer, and neon-brights elevate distressed denim to veritable haute couture. Shanghai Street Style showcases this remarkable diversity by bringing together more than 100 full-colour images. Alongside the photographs are short pieces of critical commentary, shedding light on the city's changing culture and how this is expressed through the clothing choices of ordinary city-dwellers going about their daily routines.
Toni Johnson-Woods is a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland. Vicki Karaminas is associate professor at the University of Technology in Sydney.