The fashion dust has now settled with remnants of sparkles, pixies dust and empty gin bottles plastered all over the New York City streets. THAT is when I usually come out of hiding. I love what New York fashion week is supposed to represent and feel like, but I just don't get that sensation anymore. The feeling of adrenaline, mixed with no sleep, excitement to see what's the latest/over the top inspiration, who will fall down the runway, and most importantly what will make my latest "I WISH I COULD AFFORD" list.
I went to my first New York Fashion Week show when I was about 15 or 16 years old. The father at my church was actually brothers with the designer for Anne Klein, Charles Nolan. My mom used to talk about my love for fashion and my old drawings to the congregation not realizing who Father Nolan was. He was new to the church and wanted to impress everyone since he was replacing our previous father who had been with us some 20+ years. So he spoke to my mom about possibly getting me to my first fashion show. it would be my first time in history going to school late! I would miss my first period history class [which I already hated] to attend my first ever fashion Show. I remember I was to met him in front of the infamous and famed Tents down at Bryant Park [you know, when fashion had a massive iconic headquarters]. I was awed by all the fabulous men and women passing me by while people took so many fabulous shots inside. After meeting with Father Nolan, we were ushered to our sets inside this mecca of a runway fashion show. It was so dark and the music was pumping so loud. I don't know how we didn't hear it from outside. The father knew quite a few people and introduced me to everyone with the "This is Fabiola, she is here to be inspired and will become the next big thing. Just watch out for her name". I mean, where could you go wrong? What I remember about the actually fashion show, not much to be honest. I just remember the moment and how I felt. From then on, I was hooked! Did I mention the amazing goodie bags? Back then, it wasn't little sample of anything, it was real product that you could use and last a while.
Now let's fast forward to fashion week 2016. Anna Wintour has even said it in a recent interview saying how she upset that she isn't seeing enough designers taking more risks, which I can agree with 1000%.
However while I continue to be disappointed with the state of blah fashion, I look forward to the next Anna Wintour premier of The First Monday in May. While I love every fashion movie that could ever come out, I am definitely looking forward to the story behind the Met Ball. I don't need to watch any other red carpet but this. Its where imagination comes out to play!