Since I can remember, New York Fashion Week was always a dream that seemed impossible to reach. This year I was determined to make that dream come true. I emailed every contact I had and finally my mom came across an agency that produces shows for NYFW. I applied and didn't hear back for 5 weeks. The Friday before Fashion Week I receieved an email saying we have a Wednesday morning meeting and that I was scheduled to work all the shows from Thursday- Monday morning. I dropped my phone and stared at my laptop for a good 4 minutes.......Booked my train and started packing the furs, the designers, and all the black clothing I could find (aka my entire closet).
This was the only time that working 12 hour days was insanely rewarding. I worked for Style Fashion Week for NYFW. On the first day I was a back stage intern dealing with the run of the show, model order, steaming the last minute looks for the show and dressing models. It was beyond phenomenal because I got to see the behind-the-scenes chaos and magic. The look on the designer's face when everything came together was priceless and I was so honored to be one of the reasons it went smoothly. I worked with 6-10 interns and met people from all over the world from Jersey to Florida to Argentina! By Sunday (arriving 20 min late), my supervisor promoted me to "Back Stage Manager's Assistant" - I was in charge of 20 interns and delegated different duties, while working closely to the designers and media. I was so honored to receive this role within NYFW because I felt even more connected than before and honestly turned to my co-worker and said please pinch me?!?! Am I really working NYFW?
I worked with over 17 designers through the week and my favorites were:
Photography by: Saba Karim
Backstage photos on the go by Until Paris! #Iphone6Only