There’s apparently a saying that the Cantonese will eat anything and the Shanghainese will wear anything. While all the high-fashion foreign influences over the last decade or so have undeniably eroded Shanghainese fashion sense into something more sensible, there are still some in the city who cling tenaciously to dressing so wonderfully weird. We devote this space to them.
Caught: On the escalators exiting the People’s Square metro station
Wearing: Leopard print stockings to complement the leopard print fur trim on her knitted pink coat. Oh yeah, and did you notice the black leather mini?
What it says: Hey baby, take a walk with me on the wyld side. I’m not afraid to show my claws, but don’t worry, I have a soft feminine side as well. Love me? Or at least buy me a bag that’s not a knock off?
Gotten a lucky snapshot of one of these crazily costumed characters? Send it along to us (tips (@) shanghaiist (dot) com) and we’ll post it up.