This month marks a full year of freelance life, one year and four months of living in New York city, and my third New York Fashion Week attending the shows in person. The first season, I bombarded my Instagram with multiple updates at each show(the final tally of shows hit the upper 30s). My second season, the show list got tightened to about half and I capped myself at one Instagram per show, focusing on hopefully proving myself with my words. And then there was this season: around 45 shows with 40 total reviews, seven of which involved some back stage designer interview access and a measly six shots for Instagram(only 3 were runway looks). I was comfortable enough to strike up quite a few conversations with other show guests but of course still in awe of the onion that is this industry. And while I do think that I've still got quite a bit to learn -- namely in trusting my gut instinct when I see a show -- it's been quite an amazing ride so far.
|CG by Chris Gelinas|