Mention that you were photographed by the “Sartorialist” to any young chic urbanite, and you’re bound to see their face light up with excitement.
For years now, appearing on photographer Scott Schuman’s blog The Sartorialist has been an elusive badge of honor for street fashionistas in fashion capitals like New York and Milan. The blog profiles the street style of everyday people around the world for whom clothing represents an important element of personal expression. Schuman captures both the extravagant and the quotidienne, always with an eye for the small details.
On Oct. 27, Schuman will publish his third book, “The Sartorialist: X,” a celebration of the many cultures, textures and patterns from fashion around the world. Photos of fashion editors, fabric salesmen and stylists appear on his blog alongside those of porters in a spice market in Mumbai or rural children in Peru. We caught up with Schuman and chatted about how his photos are never just about the clothes.