ROBERT ECTOR | DETAILS: City Streets Are The Real Runways | Foreword by MARY J. BLIGE
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After spending the last four years abroad covering the runway shows of the top fashion houses, Fashion Photographer Robert Ector has come to one conclusion:
"What happens inside on the runway is only the beginning...The REAL show is outside.", says Ector. "Here, not only will you find some of the best and most expensive pieces in the world, but you will also experience an array of emotions as each guest takes to the streets to guide us on their own personal journey of luxury living."
Ector is right. The surge in street wear and street photography is like never before. "Street wear is influencing a new era of luxury fashion.", says Jessica Sulima of Adweek. "Luxury street wear has helped boost global sales of luxury goods to an estimated 263 billion euros.”
But Ector has something different here. The jaw dropping, luxury, and sometimes, custom pieces combined with Ector's stunning imagery leaves nothing left to the imagination.The people, fabrics, shoes, handbags, jewelry and makeup are just a few of the many things you can draw inspiration from in this book.
"I call this the book of people.", says Ector. "Every Race, Age, Sex, and Religion is featured throughout. There lies passion on every page".
Ector, known for his photography and art direction for stars like Mary J. Blige, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams and Lala Anthony says, "You don’t have to be famous to rule the fashion streets, but remember, cat-walking into the Chanel show next to Gigi Hadid or Giovanna Battaglia may not be as easy as it sounds. So bring your A-Game!"
"Streetwear and Street Photography have taken over the globe. This combined with the beast that is social media, and you have an unstoppable force. The connection between the street and the worlds love for fashion will only get bigger from here.", says Ector.
The 15 lbs, 650 page stunner, fore-worded by Grammy winning, Oscar nominated, Eternal Fashion Icon, Mary J. Blige, highlights some of the most fashionable people in the world including Anna Wintour, Christian Louboutin, Edward Enninful, Giovanna Battaglia, Anna dela Russo, Grace Coddington, Corrine Roitfeld, Gigi Hadid, Hailey Beiber, Olivia Culpo, Chiara Ferragni, Derek Blasberg, Selma Hayek & MANY more.