All images by Lynee Ruiz. For as long as social media has been around, I’ve been glued to the screen watching all the photos of New York fashion week (NYFW). My dream, of course, was to got here one day, and to do hair backstage was my ultimate goal. I tried out to be on […]
It all started with a walk to Lincoln Center, which is the heart of fashion week. I ran into many Milwaukee fashion stars on the steps of the Lincoln Center tents, including Fashion Farmboy’s Bjorn Nasett, Linda Marcus and “Project Runway” stars Miranda Levy and Timothy Westbrook.
I found it really entertaining to watch aspiring fashion personalities walk around in their craziest outfits, posing in hope of ending up in the pages of a magazine or a well-known blog. I wish I had snapped a photo of a larger man in a belly dancing dress with a blonde wig and bunny ears. I’ll let your imaginations soar.
teach his team backstage how to perfectly apply the dewy face to the
models. The kindness and humility he extended to his team was a breath
of fresh air.
This particular fashion show wasn’t the expected walk “down the catwalk,” but it was a presentation, a new approach some designers are taking to show their collections. Models stand against a backdrop as almost a live photo shoot, while press and photographers are invited to view the line and send out their photos to the masses. I was thrilled to find out that Style.com even named our show “The Next Big Thing.”