In Vogue’s September 2014 issue, we highlight street style’s new paradigm—a seismic shift, essentially, away from the look-at-me and take-my-picture vibes of yesteryear. 2014’s chicest city-strutters are now dressed in, well, all things normal—though before you cry “normcore,” think ultra-chic basics by the likes of A.P.C. and Common Projects, along with intelligent, original daywear from the kids at Public School, Hood By Air, and Marques’Almeida. “Fashion at large is readjusting,” writes Sarah Mower, “grounding itself in different sensibilities.” Case in point: the new street style marks a collective sartorial mindset that manages to be simultaneously chic and pragmatic. In honor of the new street style, we’ve put together a list of the globe’s hippest neighborhoods, from Mexico City to Tokyo. And if you feel inspired for a last-minute early-fall getaway, just remember when packing: Reality trumps fantasy.
Did One Man a Real Estate Market Make? Listed by Vogue in 2014 as the 15 Coolest Neighbourhoods in the World and by Knight Frank in 2015 as one of the Top 10 Urban Markets to Watch. “So hip, it hurts.” say residents. Where’s this? It’s Tiong Bahru Singapore’s oldest and most charming neighbourhood. Source: TiongBahru.sg When I came back to Singapore after 11 years of Tokyo, London and New York, I moved into a rented apartment in Tiong Bahru as my friends were all living there. I fell in love with the neighbourhood. 5 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Central Business District, I found a yoga shala, a hair salon, 2 massage parlours (1 oriental, 1 spa), lots of quaint cafes and artisanal shops, and my favourite wine and pizza one-stop shop. The yoga shala […]