Fashionista asked producer Nick Ponton to document his grueling schedule leading up to the runway shows he's handling during fashion week.
First, Nick gives us an hour-by-hour account of what it took to produce yesterday's Jen Kao show. But before then, here's a little more info about Nick and his company from the man himself:
I work for MHT Productions, a full service fashion show and event production company. We have produced and consulted on shows and presentations for clients that include Calvin Klein Collection, GAP, Gianfranco Ferré, Nina Ricci, and Ungaro.
A bit about myself as a producer: The first actual show I personally ever saw live was when I was a pubic relations intern at a New York fashion house. I happened to catch a glimpse of the first exits of the show mostly due to my chance location - it was a cinematic, sweeping and breathtaking experience to watch, for the first time, the lights rise and the models walk in sync with music that had been carefully curated to articulate the collection.
From that show years ago at Milk Studios, to the chills I got seeing girls at Alexander McQueen walk in finale to "Bad Romance" (live over the internet, no less), the wonder and immersion of a really well-executed fashion experience is why I do what I do. (Editor's note--Nick wrote this for us long before the news of McQueen's death surfaced.)
We at MHT Productions are excited about giving Fashionista readers a backstage pass as the week goes on.
Look forward to our coverage.... That said, we've got to get back to building sets!