For most people fashion consists of wearing something appropriate for the upcoming weather and occasion, possibly incorporating some of the latest trends along the way. Others, however, are Fashion Fanatics. Fashion for them is an extension of their identity. A way of externally conveying their personality without having to speak.
The Fashion Fanatics photography project celebrates individuals who fall outside the norm. Who use fashion as a way to not only facilitate but also express their individuality. In a world of ever-declining subcultures and a seemingly increasing homogeneous aesthetic on the streets, this project aims to rejoice the ones who dare to be different.
The portrayed Fashion Fanatics are photographed in two different outfits that represent their style. Furthermore, they share their views on fashion with us and give us an insight into their signature style development. Unconventional appearances and choices —unfortunately— often triggers backlash, a lot of the people featured on this project mentioned experiencing street harassment and the like on a regular basis. The project aims to rejoice individuality instead of condemning it while simultaneously providing an insight into what fashion can mean to people.
For full series + interviews : http://www.lola-noir.com/photography/fashion-fanatics/