I’ve learned a few things during my 24 years on this earth, mainly that if you act like you know what direction you’re going people will just assume that you do (and likely follow), and that Nutella makes everything better. But here in
New York during Spring 2015 fashion week,–the most exhilarating and happiest time of the year if you don’t include the fall runway season or Christmas–you learn a thing or two about the fashion industry, the people among it, and life overall. Today, I learned five. Let me share my newfound wisdom with you.
1. Amazing, creative and brilliant people will almost always assume a quieter, less imposing demeanor than what befits their greatness. This is true of
Canadian newcomer designer Chris Gelinas, who presented a stellar third runway collection under his CG label at The Standard High Line Hotel on Friday (he toiled away all summer producing technical fabrics used in pieces that redefine the modern woman’s uniform while everyone else was playing on Instagram). This is also true of Jason Wu, who barely makes it to the halfway point on the runway post-show before mustering a nod, a wave and happily retreating backstage. (One of these genuinely gifted and humble men even hugged me today. I’ll give you a hint: IT WAS CHRIS.)
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