the day of the show, it’s finally here. the morning of feelings are similar to those you get while you’re at school:
studying for a big exam, taking the exam, and the anticipation of being graded shortly after.
the morning started bright and early as the models trickled in. soon after a quick coffee, they were put into hair
& make-up. a lined top lid, pastel eyeshadow, and a nude lip worked well with the model’s hair teased into a
rapunzel-like ponytail. about a half hour before the show started, the models slipped into their ensembles and
found their place in the lineup.
the lights went down and coo’s were heard back stage from the brazilian girl’s front girl, sabina. the show had started.
each model strutted down the runway to the dreamy tunes. twelve minutes passed, the finale, a little dance from
nanette and violet, and the show was over. as the lights went down for a final time, nanette and violet made their way
backstage and violet reached for her mother and hugged her as if to say “i’m so proud of you.”
now that’s what we call a show.
i have been participating in new york fashion week since i first arrived to the city in august of 2010. most of the
help has been day of the show, though. being apart of a team unveils another dynamic that is often unseen to
the outside world.
the day before the show is a little… crazy. “thank you” bags for the models are being prepped, final looks with
accessories are double and triple checked before being bagged so they’re runway ready, nanette’s office is
abandoned as she’s running around the studio putting final touches on everything. the following photos are a
few of my favorites from around the studio the day before the show.
yesterday nanette announced in her e-mail blast that the ultra dancey girl band, brazilian girls, would be playing her runway show tomorrow. from the inception of the idea, i was very excited. their catchy song “good time” seemed perfect when i imagined models strutting down the runway in nanette’s latest collection.
with the announcement of the brazilian girls, i thought about how many other designers were putting on live shows with their runway. although the number remains low, it’s still a sure sign that fashion shows are making their way back to shows and not just dj’ed music and pretty girls. this definitely adds another element of entertainment that a runway show can easily miss.
listen to brazilian girl’s “good time” above and be sure to tune into the show at 11am on our live stream.