Happy Fashion Month! I always look forward to seeing what weird and wonderful trends they’ll think of next, but when I’m not ready for galoshes (I’m looking at you Moschino), or stylish enough for unisex leggings (sorry Yeezy) at least I’ll always have the hair and make-up looks to turn to. The next four weeks will be a whirlwind of seasonal inspiration, and to celebrate we’re sharing some of our learnings from Fashion Week, behind the curtains.
What does Fashion Week look like backstage?
The backstage buzz is unrivalled. Everybody is packed in like a can of sardines and they’ve been there for hours. There’s drama, as interns rush around carrying out last-minute errands and searching for missing items, while the press Instagrams each mini-story and scribbles down notes.
There’s a sea of diverse models who are either chatting, eating low-fat snacks, being dressed or having their faces painted and their hair styled. Usually, someone with a clipboard and a headset is asking fifty questions while the designer’s entourage carry out other unidentified tasks that, in one way or another, contribute towards the show. Then it’s light’s down, music, action, fashion, beauty. The atmosphere backstage continues at 100mph, right up until the clapping and beyond.
Commonly spotted products
Facemasks (for instant face lifts and radiance), micellar water (of course) and hairspray (what, you think they woke up like that?)