An Inside Look into New York Fashion Week

Last year junior, Samantha Mays worked at New York Fashion Week. Photo courtesy of Samantha Mays.

Last year junior, Samantha Mays worked at New York Fashion Week. Photo courtesy of Samantha Mays.

By Fallon Bevino

Staff Reporter

Once a year, fashion’s top designers, models and brands come together in New York City for New York Fashion Week.

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is a place to see a sneak peak at the newest and upcoming collections of the top designers around the world.

Between the end of January and the middle of February, NYFW happens in New York. While Men’s Fashion Week took place Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, the women’s took place from Feb. 9 to Feb. 15.

“Men’s fashion week is much more laid-back and relaxed and the attire is much less fancy than what you would see at the Women’s Fashion Week,” said senior Tori Romano. “The women’s is immensely hectic, with a focus on street style. The models, and those attending, are extremely dressed to impress. The women’s show is more about who is at the show, rather than the actual show.”

Romano interns at The Impression, a fashion magazine based out of Weston, CT.

“I aspire to work for a corporate fashion company doing digital marketing. Through this internship, I hope to gain more knowledge about the fashion industry and how to build a magazine,” said Romano.

Senior Marissa Tozzi also interns at The Impression and has been there since the end of her sophomore year.

“I love Fashion Week. Attending it for the past two years has given me great memories and experiences. I am so grateful to have been able to attend the shows and getting to experience that fast-paced environment,” said Tozzi.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) sponsors Men’s Fashion Week in New York. The Impression is affiliated with the CFDA, which allows Impression staff, including Tozzi and Romano, to go to Men’s Fashion Week.

“We were granted all-access to the Men’s shows. We were given passes that got us backstage and in all the shows. My job was to hand out magazines as people went to and from shows,” said Romano.

Tozzi has been to more than one Fashion Week.

“I enjoyed the men’s show a little better, only because I got to see more shows. Women’s is much stricter in regards to who attends. For those shows I had to do more outside work, like handing out our company magazines all over the city during the shows,” said Tozzi.

Men’s NYFW included shows such as Billy Reid, Carlos Campos, N. Hollywood, Todd Snyder, Raf Simmons and Represent.

There are some familiar faces that won’t be returning for the women’s show such as Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger and DKNY, according to The Independent.

The Independent predicts that some familiar faces will be in the crowd such as Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham, Adam Seldam, and Jeremy Scott.

The New York Fashion Week looks to set the tone for 2017 fashion.

“I don’t usually follow Fashion Week closely, but I’m looking forward to seeing what Kanye has in store. He’s such an interesting and extravagant individual; you truly never knows what he’ll do next,” said sophomore Olivia Wunder.

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