For a fashion student, being able to participate in a major event like Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City is a dream come true. However, for an international student like me, it is even more exciting because it is something I would never have even imagined being able to attend.
The fun part about going to these events is that you not only get to help and work backstage - seeing what is necessary to put on such incredible shows – but you also get to watch them up close.
When I helped set up Rebecca Minkoffs’ fashion show, I didn’t expect to stay for the actual show. However, when the time came we got to sit on the steps and see her beautiful and modern collection.
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I have also taken a front row seat for a Miami Fashion Week show when a VIP didn’t show up. I don’t think I’ve ever been that excited in my entire life. Taking pictures and seeing the beautiful fashions up close are just bonuses that have come with every opportunity I’ve had to volunteer at fashion shows. These events really help us see the industry from the inside, be a part of it, and, especially, they give us a taste of what we want to do for our entire lives.