Though everyone’s taken to peacocking outside fashion week venues, London’s show-goers really excel at the style part of “street style.” Instead of wearing the Miu Miu shoe of the season with the must-have Céline pant and the hot new not-it bag, crowds (OK, crashers) aren’t afraid to get creative.
Yesterday, a girl walked around with an actual bird on her head (Carrie Bradshaw has nothing on this). Today, in line for Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label show, I spotted a clutch on the sidewalk. The clutch was attached to a leash, made of chain, which was trailing behind a pair of shoes printed with monster mouths.
My first thought was of Marcel the Shell, the Jenny Slate cartoon shell so desperate for a dog that he ties a piece of lint to a string, but this guy told me that he only breaks out his pet clutch “on special occasions.”
“It’s quite dangerous,” he says. “Someone could steal it! Though it’d be quite funny to keep my phone inside and then [miming a reel-it-in motion].” And in case you’re wondering where you can pick up a pet clutch, it’s purely DIY. “I added the chains, but the bag came like that,” the gentleman in the monster shoes clarified, before taking his spot behind the last bench.