What Fashion Week Street Style Looked Like 5 Years Ago

In an industry increasingly placing emphasis on the present and future, it can feel like a breath of fresh air to reflect on stylish times past. And because we’re a handful of days away from the start of New York Fashion Week, we decided to dig through the street style archives to give you a glimpse at how fashion week regulars were dressing half a decade ago. Scroll down to see outfits from insiders like Taylor Tomasi Hill, Giovanna Battaglia, and more!

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WHO: Giovanna Battaglia

Very few could pull off the bold combinations and proportions that Battaglia has mastered.

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WHO: Sarah Rutson

We weren’t surprised to find dozens of covetable past street style looks from Net-a-Porter’s VP of global buying.

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WHO: Taylor Tomasi Hill

We’ve always been drawn to this style setter’s avant-garde approach to dressing.

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WHO: Shiona Turini

We think we just decided on our Valentine’s Day outfit…

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WHO: Christine Centenera

Never a non-chic moment with the Vogue Australia fashion director.

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WHO: Virginia Smith

We present the Vogue way to wear flannel.

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WHO: Kate Foley

This It Brit’s fuchsia lipstick is totally inspiring our next night-out look.

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WHO: Natalie Joos

The Tales of Endearment founder has clearly always had a knack for mixing and matching.

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WHO: Jane Keltner de Valle

We love how she tied in her stripes with a pair of opaque tights!

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WHO: Miroslava Duma

A high-low coat with leather shorts—well played, Duma!

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WHO: Natasha Goldenberg

Oh what we’d give for her Prada banana skirt.

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WHO: Elin Kling

The Totême founder’s take on all black is downtown style at its finest.

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WHO: Joanna Hillman

The now fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar layered a furry cropped coat over her crimson maxi.

Keep going to shop standout pieces inspired by street style!

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