My Fashion Week Nightmare... with Erin Fetherston

Anyone who works in the industry has had 'em: A fashion week related nightmare. We asked designers, editors and stylists to share theirs with us, and
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Anyone who works in the industry has had 'em: A fashion week related nightmare. We asked designers, editors and stylists to share theirs with us, and
Illustration: Mara Sprafkin

Illustration: Mara Sprafkin

Anyone who works in the industry has had 'em: A fashion week related nightmare. We asked designers, editors and stylists to share theirs with us, and then we asked our friend (and super talented artist) Mara Sprafkin illustrate them. Don't be scared...

First up, Erin Fetherston dreams her collection gets stolen and she has to wear a Smurf-colored jacket. The horror!

I had a nightmare that the truck transporting my collection to the tents was stolen en route to the show! I arrived at the backstage area where I was greeted by the managing director of my company, Nathan, who informed me that all the clothes were gone and that the only sample we had was this Smurf colored blue suede bomber jacket (something I have never and probably will never make). He told me that the front of house was full and that I would have to go and tell everyone what happened wearing the blue suede bomber jacket. I just remember being overcome with panic and horror, wondering what I would say to appease everyone and really not wanting to do it wearing that jacket. Fortunately I woke up before I had to face the crowd. It was such a relief that it was only a bad dream.

Mara's full sketch

Mara's full sketch