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?