Am I the Only Person Who Doesn’t Want to See the Clothes Until They Hit the Runway?
Around this time of year, the Fashionista office becomes flooded with invites. But before we even step foot inside Lincoln Center, there's the matter of pre-fashion week coverage. We approach it by doing our own take on Mad Libs. But there's one part of the pre-fashion week puzzle that just doesn't sit right with me: a collection sneak peek. Whether it's a sketch or an image, I really, truly don't want to see the clothes until they hit the runway, whether I'm in the audience or watching the live stream from my desk. Why? Because for me, there's still something magical about seeing clothes on models--The way they're styled, the soundtrack.... I want to be surprised. I know I'm spoiled in that I do get to see these clothes in person and up-close. But does anyone share my sentiment? Do you like runway show previews and collection sketches? Or would you rather be surprised by the real thing?