Manual RedEye • March 2, 2013 • https://manualredeye.com/20529/opinion/gallery-new-york-fashion-week-street-trends/
Gallery: New York Fashion Week street trends
Mix up decades.
I arrived in New York City in the midst of one heck of a snow storm in the hub of Chinatown with my camera bag and red polka dotted suitcase full of mostly thrift shop finds. I was a newbie and I knew they knew it. Being a southern raised, sixteen year old female photographer in the fashion industry is just about like being a valley girl in MST. It’s almost unheard of and at New York Fashion Week, I was lost in the midst of pros. Of course, I had the same right to be there as the rest of them; I was covering the week’s runway shows for a social scene magazine, NFocus Louisville. Although I can’t share shots of the runways with you, I can show you photos of street fashion right outside of Lincoln Center and tell you a little bit about the week itself. Although the week was glamourous and fascinating, I saw a side of the fashion world that part of me wishes I had never seen. Girls inside the building were young—too young and unhealthy to be setting the body image quo and the fun side of fashion was clouded by regality and professionalism. There were more looks of distaste than I had expected and the center loomed with hostility. However, outside I met some bright and fun New Yorkers with the love of fashion and in my opinion, the right ideas about it. Like all life experiences, I found a silver lining that made the trip abundantly valuable. I arrived in New York City in the midst of a snow storm in the hub of Chinatown with my camera bag and red polka dotted suitcase with mostly thrift shop finds and a mind overwhelmed with romantic ideas about this magical seeming world of fashion and couture; but I left with the notion that this industry needs many reforms before I can say I’m a part of it. Check out the trends and stay posted for my upcoming blog, “Looks of Louisville!”