Street Style

Nowadays, according to Ted Polhemus, cutting edge street-style is defined by individuality and pastiche. But when he first released his legendary photo book “Street Style” in 1994, there was a much stronger emphasis on displaying markers of one’s subculture, urban tribes had uniforms — Mods, Goths, Teddy Boys, New Romantics, Glams, Rude Boys, Cyberpunks… they all had distinct codes of dress which he documented, chapter by chapter.

New Romantics



Funks (L) and Punks (R)

Self Portrait as a Hippie



Acid Jazz (L) and Cyberpunk (R)

Street Style was re-released in 2010 to present an updated encyclopedia of young style.

Images via here, here, and here.