Preetma Singh's Street Style
Tapping into the unexpected
When it comes to the buzzing scene that surrounds Fashion Week, fashion editors are photographed just as much—if not more—than the celebrities spotted along the shows' front rows. One of them is Preetma Singh, whose appeal stems from her experimental and unexpected (but always authentic) looks that fly just under the radar, as opposed to inescapable street style staples Taylor Tomasi Hill and Giovanna Battaglia.
One day, Singh could be headed to a fashion show wearing a Rodarte tie-dye T-shirt, bootcut jeans, sneakers, and a vintage fur coat. The next, she's gone monochrome-chic, sporting a Celine turtleneck sweater, pants, and Roger Vivier heels, while draped in a Pendleton shawl.
The former lawyer had an unorthodox path to fashion, and her career has included stints at Refinery29, Vogue, and Marie Claire. Today, she runs the fashion department as market editor at WSJ. Magazine, which means more eyes on her than ever before.
Here, Singh shows off her green-hued tresses, a signature 'do that catches the attention of every street-style and front-row photographer during Fashion Week.
As a side gig, Singh is the drummer for indie band Vomitface, so it's likely that her style can go the grunge route. Take for example Singh's "Loser" graphic T-shirt, which isn't exactly a fashion piece but merch gear from Seattle record label Sub Pop. The rest of her look consists of a Simone Rocha PVC skirt, a transparent Jil Sander tote, and metallic Meadham Kirchhoff heels.
Singh goes for a mod-meets-menswear look as she piles on houndstooth and gingham prints, and utilitarian accessories, such as a baby blue duffel by Saint Laurent and sturdy patent-leather work boots by Marni.
During her two years as a lawyer, Singh was never afraid to push the boundaries of a corporate dress code, which she documented on her fashion blog The Working Girl, Esq. And she still stays true to her style mantra today, mixing and matching colors and textures, then topping it off with a Meadham Kirchhoff x Topshop scarf and glittery green platform boots fit for a rock star.