Julia Stegner talks Michael Angel, modeling, and New York Fashion Week.
A lot goes into making fashion week happen. And despite the proliferation of fashion reality television shows, there is still a lot that you might not know about. So, we decided to ask some of our friends in the industry what their day to day life is like leading up to, during and following fashion week. From the perspective of a designer, a publicist, a show producer, a pit photographer, a makeup artist and more, keep reading to learn how fashion week gets made. For this installment of “How Fashion Week Gets Made,” we interviewed Casting Director-extraordinaire Julia Samersova, who has worked in the industry for 20 years--first as a model agent, and now as casting director--and counts some of the biggest designers as clients. You may also recognize Julia from E!'s Scouted, where her seasoned wisdom is on full display as she, alongside Michael Flutie, Scott Lipps, and others, search for the next big thing.
I spent Wednesday morning in a loft on Greene Street with the Bismarck Phillips girls, who were showing off resort collections for a few clients. They just happened to be three of the most impressive brands out there: Preen, SUNO, and Michael Angel. The cool thing about the visit was that the trio of collections really fit well together. I could see the same woman wearing each. Maybe not on the same day, but definitely throughout the same week.