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No matter the season, the one thing that stays the same from one New York Fashion Week to the next is that things are always moving quickly. Shows that take weeks — months, even — to produce start and end within a few minutes. The crowds of editors, buyers, and celebrity-status bloggers are running from one venue to the next, with plenty of mid-stride street style photos to prove it.
That said, we decided to slow down this season. We stopped and talked to the interesting and very well-dressed people outside of the shows and venues this week and asked them a bit about who they were and why they were there. We met writers, agency owners, editors, bloggers, a handful of designers looking to be inspired, and even some teens trying to finesse their way in at the door. See and hear more about them below.
Reese, 21, Atlanta, Georgia, outside of the Creatures of Comfort show.
“This is my first Fashion Week, so I didn’t really know what to expect. It’s way more chill than I had thought it would be in my head. I always love seeing [Creatures of Comfort’s] stuff, it’s super unique and I love the colors.”
Jack and Whitney, New York City, outside of the Creatures of Comfort show.
Whitney: “Jack is just dropping me off; we just came from another show, but I’m heading in to watch. I work at Fashionista!”
Julia, London, United Kingdom, outside of the Creatures of Comfort show.
“My friends work here, so I’m going to visit them. I’m trying to be very casual — I want to make [my style] more effortless.”
C.L., New York City, outside of the Creatures of Comfort show.
“I’m at the wrong location. [Laughs]”
Jacob, 22, New York City, outside of the Kim Shui show.
“I’m friends with Kim [Shui, the designer], so I’m here to support.”
Loryn and Sasha, New York City, outside of the Kim Shui show.
“[Laughs] We’re friends with Kim, too!”
Joel, 18, Queens, New York, outside of the Kim Shui show.
“Right now, I’m just a student at FIT. I interned for Kim; I helped build the set inside.”
Faith, New York City, outside of the Ulla Johnson show.
“It’s been a long day, I was just at the last show. I come [to Fashion Week] because I’m a writer.”
Carlton (C) and Jasmine (L), Chicago, Illinois, outside of the Ulla Johnson show.
Jasmine: “I try to come [to Fashion Week] every year. I’m a fashion designer myself, so I’m trying to network and find out about new people and new talent. The name of my line is Seams Sew Jazzy.”
Alex, 23, Brooklyn, New York, outside of the VFiles show.
“I’m an R&B artist. [VFiles] featured me on their page recently and just told me to stop by.”
Jamont, 17, New York City, outside of the VFiles show.
“I walked for [VFiles] last show, so I’m just watching this season. I just graduated high school; I go to FIT now.”
Sharena, 25, Nashville, Tennesse, outside of the VFiles show.
“All of the designers VFiles brings out are always so unique. I love things that aren’t just the norm — they bring out more than that and open the horizons.”