Monday, March 8, 2010

Homeless is the new trend.

A homeless man in China, 5ft 8in, around 35 years old, and always has a cigarette between his fingers, has developed an Internet following of thousands who admire his “good looks” and “bohemian dress sense,” the Independent reports. The man lives in Ningbo, and is referred to on the net as “Beggar Prince,” “Handsome Vagabond,” and, most commonly, “Brother Sharp.”

Scott Schumann, the Sartorialist shot a homeless man on the Bowery St., NYC. He noticed his coordinating blue socks, gloves, and glasses. Schumann writes, "This shot isn't about fashion — but about someone who, while down on his luck, hasn't lost his need to communicate and express himself through style. Looking at him dressed like this makes me feel that in some way he hasn't given in or given up."

Famed fashion photographer Steven Meisel shows off Karl Templer’s homeless styling in the September 2009 issue of Vogue Italia. The editorial, called “Performance,” captures a bevy of disheveled looking male and female paupers clowning around for the camera.

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