“The problem is I’m not a good photographer. To be perfectly honest, I’m too shy. Not aggressive enough. Well, I’m not aggressive at all. I just loved to see wonderfully dressed women, and I still do. That’s all there is to it.” – Bill Cunningham
Trending on the streets this fall/winter was the Cabled Knit Hat and chances are the next knitting trend could come from the streets as well. Behind some of those trends is well-known fashion photographer Bill Cunningham.
If you live in New York City, most likely you are familiar with ‘Bill’ – Street Style Photographer for the New York Times. If you are unfamiliar with him, treat yourself to the 2011 documentary – Bill Cunningham, New York (video below).
“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour.
Wearing his trademark blue jacket and on foot or by bike, Bill captures the true-to-life essence of fashion and fashion trends on the streets of New York. He shoots assuming & unassuming shots of people who represent ‘What’s Happening’ or better yet, ‘What’s Going to Happen’ in fashion.
If you haven’t already watched this film, take a pause, pick up your knitting project and enjoy a heartwarming piece of work that shares the daily life of a gentle soul embracing the breathe of fashion with his camera, a keen eye and contagious glee.
The documentary video is available below and you can also find it on Netflix.
There’s still time to knit a Cashmere Cabled Hat! Free pattern and Free Shipping on the kit…