So it finally happened; despite all my gut feeling telling me that I would hate it, I went to join the crowd of New York Fashion Week today at Milk Studios. I didn’t have any invitation because I never applied for one, I attended almost every show when I was studying back in Milan and as fun as that was, I still believe that fashion shows are just for fashion industry insiders (call me old-fashioned) (get the word play there?).
I was in New York anyway for US Open, and since I was here already I thought why not take a look at the scene a little. I think it’s fair to say that Suzy Menkez was complimenting the crowd when she called it a fashion circus. It was probably the most pretentious and artificial bevy of people I’ve ever seen. I know, you are going to tell me that I work in fashion and I should have known it by now but still; when I saw that god knows who girls (and I know the face of every single important editor in the world) strolling down the pavement as if it’s a red carpet and intentionally slowing down in front of the pack of street style photographers, it made me sick. Even worse when I was flung away by 50 something street style photographers, just to get a decent shot of a posing model. I almost lost my faith in humanity and my purpose in the fashion world, then I went to the US Open men’s finals and cheered up.
None the less; I managed to take some photos and it would be a complete waste if I hadn’t shared them with you so here you go: my street style snaps from NYFW day 6.