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It’s Called Fashion... Look it Up

Fashion Look It UpIn the famous words of RuPaul,

You better work!


New York City, NY-  Welcome to New York City Fashion Week 2017.

The famous, star-studded, and highly anticipated seven day long event started Sept. 7 and is ending on Sept. 14, this year.

Fashion Week may seem like a recent phenomenon, what with the multitude of stories and tweets about what celebrity is wearing who, but, the history behind it is pretty substantial, as a matter of fact.

According to Teen Vogue, the first official Fashion Week began as “Press Week” in 1943 at the height of World War II.

The American fashion media couldn’t get over to Paris—you know, the heart of fashion—to see the next season’s collections.

What was our solution, you ask?

Show the world what New York City does best: make something bigger than what was originally intended.

Happening only semi-annually--once in September and again in February--Fashion Week is a hyped up event that sparks excitement for those who want to know the latest trends and surely, a humbling and fascinating experience.

“Fashion Week sets the standard for fashion lovers around the world,” explains Liv Cianculli, a junior marketing student.

Cianculli is looking forward to a career in the beauty industry.

“Every year, designers and models incorporate inventive clothing, makeup and hairstyles to follow for the rest of the year” Cianculli said. 

September’s event showcases the have-to-wear Fall and Winter fashions while February’s is focused on Spring and Summer trends.

“I love working in New York City during Fashion Week,” Carlye Burchell, a Monmouth University Class of 2014 graduate said.

Burchell, who majored in Communication, said, “from shows to events, the city is buzzing!”

Burchell then gushed that working in the industry herself, it can be a bit hectic, but completely worth the extra commute and proves to be one of the most insightful events during her career.

“My favorite part is the street style. I can sit outside my office all day and watch the creative outfits pass me by” Burchell explained.

In technicality, Fashion Week should be called “fashion month” with the impressive line-up starting in New York City; proceeding to London from Sept. 15 to Sept. 19; then making its way to Milan from Sept. 20 to Sept. 25; ending in Paris from Sept. 26 to Sept. 30.

Fashion admirers and aspiring fashionistas can expect to witness world renowned designers, as well as models, strut their way to fame, designing and wearing only the best of the best.

Many young and talented models will make their debut or will be returning to the catwalk.

The most famous models close each runway show, so do not be too surprised if Kendall Jenner or GiGi Hadid walk right past your nose in their six-inch stilettos.

They will definitely be making a scene in their newest threads.

Do not fret if you didn’t catch Fashion Week in New York this September.

The event will be the talk of all fashion magazines for months to come. And, who knows? Maybe our own Monmouth community will adopt some of New York’s best looks from fashion to accessories to makeup and hair.

February’s event is not too far away. Mark your calendar for the week of Feb. 9 2018 and grab a seat in the audience to watch the next trends that 2018 will bring.

PHOTO TAKEN by Nicole Ingraffia

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