Number of Fashion Weeks attended:
Looking back on my Instagram it looks like my very first fashion show was BCBGMAXAZRIA fall of 2014 so you do the math! This was when NYFW was held in tents at Lincoln Center. I had interned for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week the year before and worked as an usher at the BCBG show, so for me to be invited back as a seated guest I was ecstatic–one of my favorite career highlights!
What’s your personal sartorial approach to Fashion Week?
This is my first season back after a three year hiatus so I actually have not thought about what I’ll be wearing at all! I have been living out of two suitcases for the last 9 months so I am working with a very limited closet, which I don’t think is necessarily a bad thing. I’ll stick to what I know, which is my go-to uniform paired with some comfortable shoes. When I traveled for NYFW I definitely used to plan my outfits ahead of time—I would have 2-3 items that I would be excited about but would wake up each day and dress according to how I felt, what shows I had, and how much walking I had ahead of me.
What piece are you most excited to wear?
Call me basic but I just bought a men’s denim shirt from Banana Republic that I’m really excited about for a denim-on-denim moment. This Saks Potts two-in-one trench is also the perfect transitional coat I’ll keep on rotation this fashion week and I’ll reach for my Ven Store knits for layering.
What’s a Fashion Week nonnegotiable?
What how or presentation are you most excited about?
This is my first time attending shows as a bridal stylist which means I’ll be looking out for pieces for my real-life clients getting married this Fall. I’m looking forward to seeing what Rodarte, Carolina Herrera, and Markarian have in store for fall. I’m also excited about some couture silhouettes at Bach Mai and Wiederhoeft for my more unconventional brides.
What’s your trend prediction for the upcoming season?
From the iconic Chanel brides to Richard Quinn’s modern variation on the finale bride to Erdem & Prabal Gurung’s expansion into bridal and Christopher John Roger’s recent bridal capsule that just launched on Net-a-porter, I think we will see more and more unconventional bridalwear as well as ready-to-wear brands expanding into bridal. As for fall-specific trends, I think vests are having a moment along with interesting hosiery styling tricks—I would like to see some fun variations of these this season.
Most memorable NYFW moment:
Certain footwear choices, waiting for Cardi B, carpools, when Christina Aguilera showed up to the Area show, being late to the Coach show, missing the whole thing, and then crying about it.