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What I would wear to Fashion Week if I wasn’t a broke student

09/08/2010
By:

Steve Miller

Opinions Editor

I dream of the day when I can get past the front gates and make it into the tents at NY Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Sitting in the front row next to Anna Wintour gabbing on about how much she loves her new Manolos, even if she is wading in a pool of her own blood as the new Proenza Schouler collection struts down the runway.

Sadly enough I wasn’t born a Manhattan socialite with tons of money/connections and most of my clothing is found digging through piles at the local Salvation Army. But if I could be at this year Fashion week, here are some key pieces I’d wear faster than a group of hungry models on a free buffet.

The Chris Raeburn parka would essential. Fall weather in New York is always sporadic and it’s always a good idea to have a jacket, even if you’re not sure you’ll even wear it. Plus it’s made out of recycled parachute material: I could look good and help the environment! A comfortable pair of trousers is another must. Running from tent to tent on a tight schedule would require a comfort piece that would breathe but still be slightly fitted. They could also easily be dressed up with a fitted blazer or casually worn with a simple white tee.

The Ann Demeulemeester high top distressed boots would go with any outfit. You can never go wrong with a pair of black boots; they’re an essential to any wardrobe if you ask me.

Finally accessory time! I’ve never been one for rings but this double skull Alexander McQueen is bada**! Made from silver, it’s subtle but would be the envy of any fashion lover in a heartbeat.

Last but not least the Margiela “blackout” sunglasses. Sure, I’d look like Star Trek’s Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge but fashion’s all about taking risks with what you wear, right?

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