Hi babes! Ahhhh, still on a high from Fashion Week but am so happy to be back with my baby! I mean I really missed my husband when I was at Fashion Week last year but it was crazy hard being away from baby Weaver this year. I’m not sure I can do 5 days without him ever again!
As you may have seen, my sweet Mom was able to partake in the New York Fashion Week festivities and I couldn’t have been happier! She was a natural sitting in the front row with her sunglasses on, haha! But she did have some questions which inspired me to write this post! Today I am sharing some fun facts about fashion week. But first, outfit details.
Okay, so story time. During one of my late night shopping escapades I came across EzPopsy online. It was love at first sight when I saw this matching set so I purchased it immediately but I wanted to give you a heads up and let you know that it’s an overseas website so it took like 3 weeks to get to me! Thankfully it came in before New York Fashion Week because honestly I forgot I even ordered it! Anyway, I just wanted to give you all a heads up because they have some really cute items on the site but just know it takes a while to arrive. It’s kind of like how Shein used to be but Shein has gotten so much faster with shipping. Shopping tip for Shein is that if you see an express shipping option on an item, that item is available to arrive within the next week usually.
5 FACTS ABOUT FASHION WEEKS
1- The Big Four aka New York, Milan, London and Paris hold 2 shows a year. – The fall/winter collections are featured in February and the spring/summer collections are featured in September. So when you saw me at fashion week this September what we were actually previewing is 2019’s spring/summer collection. The shows are timed this way so that buyers can place orders and have them arrive in stores in time for the season. My first fashion week was actually a Mercedes Benz Fashion Week that used to be held in LA. It was 2006 and it was my first Buying job. It was quite an amazing experience so as you can imagine it’s a dream come true to be invited to New York Fashion Week not as a Buyer but as myself, for being an influencer. Pinch me.
2- There are about 40 fashion weeks held in different cities around the world every year. – Smaller fashion weeks are held in many countries and cities but the Big Four are the most prominent.
3- New York Fashion Week is the oldest. – In 1943 New York had their first ever fashion week. The newest of the Big Four is London. Fashion Week started as a trade only event that was only open to buyers and manufacturers. – As you may have noticed, now celebrities and influencers are attending the shows.
4- Fashion shows usually last about 20 minutes. – And usually never start on time, haha. Last year I had so many shows back to back and that was such a bad idea because the first show would start 45 minutes late and then the next show started on time. It’s so unpredictable. If one designer is showing then the runway show will last about 15-20 minutes. If you are going to a show where multiple designers are being featured than of course that will be longer. I attended 2 of those types of shows this year and they lasted about 30-45 minutes.
5- Not all shows are runways shows– In addition to runway shows, designers hold presentations where the models are wearing the clothing, posed in certain areas around the room or just walking around so that you can actually see the garment and touch the fabric if you want to. I actually really love presentations because they are more intimate and it’s always amazing to see the creativity that does into the set up. Here are examples from the Lela Rose presentation. It took place on a boat and really captures where the inspiration came from.
Photos courtesy of WWD magazine.
So tell me, are any of these fun facts new to you? I always love hearing your comments and questions about fashion week. Thank you all for the support during my time at fashion week! I was loving all of your DM’s and am so happy my dancing friends could entertain you, haha!
love you! xo, Roselyn
Photos by Banavenue Photography