How An Industry Insider Packs For Fashion Month

Travelling to four different countries in one month is hectic, no matter what's on your agenda. But when you're hitting up the fashion capitals for four weeks of runway shows, industry dinners and fashion parties, it's an all-out whirlwind. To say it takes some clever packing is a serious understatement

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Travelling to four different countries in one month is hectic, no matter what’s on your agenda. But when you’re hitting up the fashion capitals for four weeks of runway shows, industry dinners and fashion parties, it’s an all-out whirlwind. To say it takes some clever packing is a serious understatement.

Luckily the Michael Kors Jet Set 6 Collection helps to remove some of the guesswork. The six shoes have been carefully selected to cover all occasions, taking you from glam nights out in New York to busy mornings in Milan.

So how does the fash pack prepare for a month of jet-setting—and what else makes it into their FROW-ready suitcases? Read on to find out…

Perfect Packing
To prepare for long-haul travel, start with stylish luggage that’s sturdy enough to go the distance. This hard navy case is classic and chic—and the bright orange accents will save you valuable time at baggage claim. Fill it with a Smythson diary to keep track of your show itinerary, your luxury toiletries to maintain your beauty routine on the go and a Michael Kors watch to ensure you’re never late for an important event. And, of course, don’t forget a pair of hard-wearing Michael Kors ankle boots—ideal for speed walking from one meeting to the next.

A travel bag - including snakeskin trainers and cashmere jumper

Flight Essentials
Your first leg from Heathrow to JFK is a long one, so it helps to be prepared. Slip-on snakeskin Michael Kors trainers will get you through security in a snap and a cosy grey cashmere jumper will keep you warm on the plane. Don’t forget a roomy carry-on tote, a sleep mask, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm to keep skin hydrated in the air—and, of course, headphones for drowning out your annoying seatmate.

A travel bag, including Michael Kors heels and Levis

New York Day
Aesop Coriander Seed Body Cleanser will help you feel invigorated and ready to rush from Lincoln Center shows to downtown lunches. A pair of vintage Levi’s can be easily updated with of-the-moment trends and a pair of classic black Michael Kors heels can dress up an outfit in a pinch. Don’t forget your iPhone for snapping FROW pics and Instagramming your favourite new trends.

A travel bag - including metallic gold Michael Kors heels

New York Night
The Big Apple is all about the nightlife, so you’ll need an outfit that will take you from dinner in Midtown to dancing in the Meatpacking District. A sophisticated navy dress is perfect for your last show of the day and can be easily dressed up with metallic gold Michael Kors heels and a matching clutch.

Khaki trench coat, platform heels

London
A khaki trench coat is a perfect choice for battling London’s unpredictable weather in style. Add a pop of colour with a designer silk scarf (which can cover your hair during a surprise shower!) and go for a classic Michael Kors platform heel. Keep an Aspinal notebook on hand for jotting down your next-season notes.

Pointy-toed Michael Kors booties, leather skirt and aviator sunnies

Milan
A pair of pointy-toed Michael Kors booties will have you keeping paces with Milan’s fashion elite—and an anker charger will keep your devices going when they’ve just about had enough. Round out your Italian style with a sleek leather mini skirt and a pair of Michael Kors aviator sunnies.

Knee high boots and orange scarf

Paris
For your fourth destination, comfort will be key. MIH jeans will go with everything, knee-high leather Michael Kors boots will keep you moving and a bright orange scarf will help brighten you up when the exhaustion starts to set in.

Michael Kors slip on trainers and a cashmere blanket

That’s a Wrap
Back home, you’ll enjoy some well-deserved R and R. Kick off your Michael Kors slip-on trainers, put on a replenishing facial masque, wrap up in a cashmere blanket and enjoy a cold drink. Just don’t get too relaxed—you’ve got loads of copy to file!

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