From gamine girls who have achieved the ultimate retro-chic style, to guys that look like they've jumped straight from the pages of a GQ Magazine, Paris is known by most to be the fashion capital of the world. But in the real world, is this all a myth? Our reporter caught up with various Parisian students enjoying a study break at Luxembourg Gardens to see if they could hold down this reputation.
The 15 students chosen here represent a wide variety of styles and tastes, but many of of our Parisian fashionistas noted that fashion helped them to stand out from the crowd. These students had a passion for hunting down unique pieces in the thrift shops of Paris's most trendy neighborhoods and snagging deals on brand-named clothing at the well loved Parisian department stores. But how do they live up to their Danish competitors? The students of Copenhagen take as much pride as the Parisians in their fashion choices, but is it enough to beat out their long-standing traditions?
Vote for your favourite dressers here and see whether the representatives from all of Copenhagen’s schools can beat Paris’ finest.
Captions and photos: David Biger, text Chloe Williams