Havana Street Style is the first book that explores and reveals the relationship between culture, city, and street fashion in Cuba’s capital. Matching visual ethnography with critical analysis, the book documents a unique street style few in the rest of the world have yet experienced. An eclectic mix of races, cultures and traditions, Cubans have continually ‘ploughed their own furrow’ and fashion is very much informed by what people want rather than what fashion gurus, style consultants and magazines dictate. This is evidence of a surprisingly independent thought culture that offers a refreshing antidote to a world of fashion so enamored with the zeitgeist.
With over 250 full colour images, short interviews and insightful commentary on the changing nature of the city’s increasingly fashion aware inhabitants, Havana Street Style is a celebration of an emerging fashion capital in the throes of profound economic and cultural changes.