ARISE Magazine is back at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week presenting African Icons, 5 designers selected to show their collections in front of the top fashion editors in the world. Designers to watch include Ozwald Boateng OBE, Gavin Rajah, Tiffany Amber, Tsemaye Binitie, Maki-Oh.
It sounds clichĂ© but itâ€™s true: the morning I reported to cover New York Fashion Week, one could only describe me as a kid in a candy store â€“ but with five-inch-heels on my feet and a latte in my hand.
One of the questions I recieve most often is simply, â€śHow does Fashion Week work?â€ť I also hear â€śHow do you get invited?â€ť and â€śWho is invited?â€ť When I attended my first New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center I didnâ€™t really know what to expect.
Each time I come to New York Fashion Week I have a list in my head of all the shows I want to see that make my heart go pitter-pat, and none get it racing more than Betsey Johnson. She just seems to bring out the most enthusiasm from the press and the crowd because the lady puts on a good show
My experience at fashion week taught me that thereâ€™s more to the fashion industry than just material items. Itâ€™s about the designerâ€™s passion seen within each modelâ€™s walk, and the motivation felt within the press pit to perform as a professional. Itâ€™s about doing what you can to be part of the team.