Volunteering at New York Fashion Week - Timo Weiland
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Hey there everyone! I’m sure you have heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, recently I came up with a little saying like that for us girls here in the fashion world. It goes a little like this, “Volunteer at Fashion Week when you may, as it keeps the midterm stresses away.”
There is nothing better to cure the stresses of school and deadlines! With assignments due for multiple classes and mid-semester quickly approaching, I was excited to volunteer at the Timo Weiland Fall/Winter 2012 show.
My friend Alyssa and I trekked to Lincoln Center as small snowflakes fell from the sky. We entered “The Studio” from the back alley and instantaneously pushed any worries about school out of our minds.
As we helped the PR assistants of Maguire Steele stuff the goody bags and place the seat cards, we got lost in the music and intently watched the model run-through. Producers tested the blinding and bright lighting, the music’s timing, and the production team even re-painted the runway so that it was stark white! Alyssa and I laughed as photographers arrived and took stake in their one foot by one foot sized “allotted” squares at the end of the runway. One man even took a little cat nap as we prepared for the show!
In the end, we were given the opportunity to stay and watch the production after we helped usher guests to their seats. This is a privilege you will have the opportunity to embrace as an LIM College student who volunteers at Fashion Week.
Designers Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein experimented with fur and introduced a lux punk feel to their craft. Layering, plaids, and long maxi skirts added another musical genre to the mix: grunge. I especially loved the leather and velvet paired cutout dresses, which featured deep brown leather paired with rich red velvet. They were backless, meaning they were cut low in the back, which is one of my favorite features in dresses right now. The menswear made for a casual yet tailored vibe that could add great quality to any young, grungy yet classic man’s wardrobe. It was pleasant to watch and ultimately a solid production.
As you prepare to attend LIM College, remember that this is a business school and you will indeed have assignments and projects that are time-consuming. They will require you to study hard and do your best. But also remember that there will be moments that you will experience, like volunteering at events in the city and at Fashion Week, that will reignite your passion for the world of fashion surrounding you. It is incredible to even just catch a glimpse of the runway shows that captivate people across the globe.
What were your favorite trends that walked the catwalk? Who are your favorite designers? Comment!