New York Fashion Week: The front row no-show

On the front rows of the international women’s fashion shows, nearly every fashion editor dresses up to the nines. It’s part of the job. But not for me. After all, I’m just a man – so jeans, passable shoes, a clean shirt and maybe a jacket are all the attire required to rub (sharp) shoulders with some of the world’s most judgmental professional dressers.

Yet until this week, I would never have dared cover the catwalk outfitted in board shorts bright enough to make even Boris Johnson blanch. This, though, was precisely what I wore to watch Alexander Wang on Saturday – perhaps the most painfully hip, hotly anticipated collection in all of New York this week.

And nobody raised a solitary, perfectly plucked eyebrow. Emboldened, I watched Belstaff’s beautiful collection of biker-inspired coats in my pyjamas, took in Tommy Hilfiger’s collegiate preppiness in between press-ups, and considered Carolina Herrera’s giddy blur of dyed fur and lively socialites while eating an excellent kebab. Read more
Courtesy : fashion.telegraph.co.uk

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