Last week we gave you an insider look at Lauren’s recent runway show at New York Fashion Week (which was a total dream, by the way). But the Fashion Week fun didn’t stop there… After Lauren’s show, Team LC hung out in NY for a few more days, covering shows and researching trends for LaurenConrad.com. So today, we wanted to share a few behind-the-scenes snaps from the other shows we attended. Check out our photos below, and learn a few interesting facts about Fashion Week while you’re at it…
1. Fact: Some designers have runway shows and some have presentations.
A runway show is what you probably think of when you hear “Fashion Week.” But more and more designers are opting to do presentations instead. In a presentation, the models are standing still while attendees walk around the venue, surveying the clothes up close.
Mara Hoffman runway show
Kate Spade presentation
2. Fact: The models’ hair and makeup is done in record time.
When you see beautiful Fashion Week beauty looks, you might think that the models spent hours getting runway ready. But it’s quite the opposite in fact. Since everyone’s Fashion Week schedule is so jam-packed, there’s not a ton of time to prep before the show begins. That means that hair stylists, makeup artists, and manicurists not only have to be good—they have to be quick! Beauty editors are invited backstage to capture the process up close, which is how we got these photos.
3. Fact: Shows literally never start on time. 30 minutes late is considered on time.
On average, shows start around 30 to 45 minutes late. Seasoned attendees are used to this though, so they plan their arrival accordingly!
Beautiful sequined pinafore at Tibi
The finale at the Erin Fetherston show
4. Fact: Collections show at Fashion Week almost 6 months before they are available to the public.
The purpose of Fashion Week is for editors, buyers, and other fashion industry folk to get an advanced look at designers’ collections for next season. This is how buyers decide what orders they will put in for their stores, and editors are able to plan what content they will share with their readers. But for the rest of us who are just lusting over items we saw at Fashion Week shows online, we have to wait almost 6 months until they are available to purchase.
A breakdown of all of the looks backstage at Creatures of Comfort
Beautiful beaded details at the Rachel Zoe presentation
5. Fact: Fashion Week venues are spread out across the city.
This means that editors are often running across town to get from one show to the next (hence the reason the shows all start so late!). But that doesn’t mean we can’t make time to stop for ice cream along the way…
The Freedom Tower and NYC skyline
Cereal milk ice cream from Momofuku Milk Bar
There you have it!
Did you learn anything new?
XO Team LC