Today is already the last day of New York Fashion Week, where designers are showing their Spring/Summer 2017 ready-to-wear collections. I’ve been reading some interesting behind-the-scenes articles, which I’d like to share:

There are currently about 80 Fashion Weeks around the world. Most media outlets mainly report on the Big Four — New York, London, Paris, and Milan — and have less time to explore smaller developing markets. Racked investigates when a fashion week has reached the maturation point at which it can successfully ramp up its foreign agenda.

If you have lost track of who works where, then T Magazine’s guide of new names and old pros will come in handy.

Business of Fashion explains the new rules of seating arrangements at fashion shows.

The New York Times has been running an interesting oral history about New York Fashion Week. In one instalment they also go deeper into the seating arrangements and what it meant to be in the front row, another explores how runway models went from being underpaid mannequins to the stars of fashion week. I also enjoyed reading about designers recalling their debut shows and other pivotal moments in their runway careers.

Fab Links from Our Members

Vildy is impressed with Rae’s short video illustrating her method of cleaning out your closet by using an off-screen client’s real wardrobe as an example.

With Angie’s blog post on extended sleeves in mind, Barbara Diane wanted to show us this photo. She loves how the dramatic pleated long sleeve looks in motion.

UmmLila directs us to Google’s Fall fashion trends report. She thought it was interesting because it shows which of the trends are actually being picked up by “regular” people who are doing fashion searches and who might end up buying the clothes.