If you're not in the fashion industry or a celebrity (I am neither), scoring tickets to the shows can become quite a challenge, you've gotta hustle for them. When I was a single, right about now I was working my fashion contacts and exchanging favors/events/product (booze) for show tickets. The truth is, I had no reason to be there, other than to look at all the fun, new fashion I would never buy ($1,500 for a t-shirt, no thanks). While I was successful in my endeavors, my tickets were usually last minute scores and standing in the back. Once in a while I'd get lucky.
Getting a last minute ticket meant scrambling around my schedule to rush up to the tents, find my standing spot, to watch a fifteen minute show. No one cared for my effort except for me, it was the ultimate velvet rope. It's fun going to the tents for the experience, when you're not in the industry. For those in the industry, they're working. They're taking notes, pictures, coming up with ideas for spring features, selling, buying ect. I was there to gawk mainly and get in their way.
So what does happen inside those tents? A lot of air kissing, waiting and watching. They used to be more fun when I "worked" (I use that term loosely) the tents with the champagne companies, sponsoring and setting up lounges. I spent most of my time in there. My last trip to the tents, sans work, was disappointing. There wasn't too much going on except for lines to get into the shows. Obviously though, it's loads of fun to watch a show from a new collection. The show combined with the music, the models, the make-up artists, the stylists, the clothes, the hair, the energy and the audience in awe is exhilarating.
I've since stopped hustling for tickets, the fashion outlaw in me ran out of steam. It was a lot of work and I'm satisfied now, knowing what's behind the iron curtains. I'm content to learn about the following seasons trends, through magazines and store windows. The industry won't care or miss me one bit, because as they say . . . one day you are in, the next day, you are out. I love the fashionistas and their effort and their looks; they're fun and they add energy and excitement, plus they always have the coolest shit.
There are three days left of NYFW and today's line-up looks pretty good:
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Are you a fashionista and wish you could go to one of these shows today? Maybe you do but don't live in NY? Well guess what? You can. Watch the shows - live - from the most comfortable seat, you're chair or couch (or bed?). Hurry or you'll be late, the first one is starting soon . . .
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