How much work does it actually take to put on a fashion show? Turns out, a lot...
How much work does it actually take to put on a fashion show? Turns out, a lot, as proven by Victoria Beckham who is sharing every detail of her NYFW show countdown with her loyal Insta-followers…
6 Days To Go – Touchdown In NY
Yes, #VBSS16 is go, and the real action starts at the airport. Victoria splits her work time between London and New York, meaning that stage one is leaving her family at home and jetting in to JFK to bring her teams together. On arrival, she also debuted a cool new fringe. Because fashion week is all about change, right?
5 Days To Go – The Model Casting
But who will model VB’s new season wares? The model casting is an essential stage for every designer, as it’s the time to decide who will represent your brand to the world. Victoria usually champions new faces like Maartje Verhoef, rather than picking the obvious supermodels, and posted some sneak peek pictures from her casting call on Instagram last night.
3 Days To Go – Styling And Look Building
As Victoria’s vision comes together, she’ll be liaising constantly with her design and sample manufacture teams to iron out every last detail. We love this picture she posted of her hardworking machinists for SS15.
1 Day To Go – The Final Fittings
It’s 24 hours ‘til showtime. Some designers, at this stage, are still manically whipping up new looks, but word on the street is that VB is better at this than most. While last year she pulled a few late nights (leaving the office at 2am after 12 hours of fittings and three of sound and lighting tests) she does always manage to get some shut-eye before the show, which is always first thing on Sunday morning.
Picture: Victoria Beckham preps for her AW15 show.
Day 0 – The Show Itself
On the day itself, the rest of the Beckham clan will arrive in NY, take their seats on the front row with the world’s press and buyers, and get ready for Victoria’s show slot. Meanwhile backstage, the models and team will be having breakfast (a batch of Krispy Kremes if last season is anything to go by) and the hair and make-up teams will frantically beautify everybody in sight. Then, it’s showtime…