Why should anyone care about fashion? I’ve heard that line many times in my life, probably more than I care to count! The answer to that question isn’t simple, but I’ll try to put it all into perspective. Twice a year I travel to New York City to take in the spectacle that is Fashion Week. During this week, clothing designers, both famous and not so famous, preview their ideas about style in order to receive feedback about what we, the public, will want to wear. You might think that seeing all these fashion shows isn’t going to have an impact on the world, or feel it’s all just frivolous. But, I look at it as more of a cultural summit of sorts where people of all ages, ethnicities and sizes come together. We’re here to get energized about how the outfits we wear impact our lives. Clothing is a symbol of how we feel, and where we want to go on a given day. Throughout the years fashion has changed along with the world as influences like technological innovation has brought a more global perspective to style.
It all starts with the designers—from Tommy Hilfiger to unknown artists who showcase fashion in venues big and small. Next is the parade of models strutting their stuff on the runway. The cool thing is that a fashion show can also happen outside on the street where people gather before other runway shows actually begin.
Below you’ll find a slideshow of photos from my different trips to New York. These photos will give you a peek into the presented ideas that give us food for thought. My twice annual visits help give me insight so I can offer solid advice on how to utilize the many choices Goodwill has to offer for our savvy shoppers each and every day!