These fashionable slow motion clips have taken over TikTok, and I love everything about it.
We’ve all seen the TikTok trends like the “Renegade dance," Vogue Challenge,” and tie dye phenomenon. The newest trend that is taking the streets by storm, literally, is the Chinese street fashion toks.
These videos consist of slow-mo clips of people dressed in fabulous clothes casually walking down the streets of Chinese cities like Chengdu, Beijing and Shanghai. The songs, “I Like Him” by Princess Nokia or “How You Like That” by Blackpink’s plays in the background, making them seem even cooler. After walking down the street, the fashion icon will give a subtle stare into the camera with a mysterious almost “oh didn't see ya there” look on their face.
Their outfits are unlike anything we have seen in America, which I think is what intrigues us as viewers even more. When walking down the streets of NYC or LA, you see someone either dressed in a plain business suit, Lululemon leggings, or shorts and a t-shirt.
These fashion icons are killing it in all black outfits with fierce accessories that make them look super badass. Most are dressed in head-to-toe Givenchy and Gucci designer outfits, stylish sunglasses, blazer looks while making a mask look fashionable, which I didn’t even know was possible to do.
While scrolling through the comments of the videos, the biggest question everyone has is, who are these people? Are they models? Regular people who just have an amazing sense of style? Is everyone in China this gorgeous and fashionable?
According to "Buzzfeed" the people featured in these videos are actually social media influencers and models. Paparazzi will travel to popular shopping districts, along with dining and nightlife zones in major Chinese.
Since TikTok isn’t even available in China, these videos are from an app called Douyin which is China’s version of TikTok.
One popular TikToker who has shared these videos is Anna Mei (@eromei) on TikTok.
With every new trend comes a challenge shortly after it. Many TikTok creators have recreated these videos by filming slow motion videos of themselves in fashionable clothes with masks on. However, their videos do not give off the same vibes as the original Chinese influencers and models.
The hashtags #Chinesestreetstyle and #Chinesestreetfashion posses thousands of videos of people at home and in malls posting videos that say, “outfits I’d wear on the streets of China." These creators attempt to recreate the stylish looks of the iconic Chinese fashion influencers with a similar style of style of video.
After incessantly scrolling through these stylish videos, I'm ready to dive into the fashion guru side of me and see what I'd wear on the streets of China...but of course with "How You Like That" playing in the background.