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The Standard Hotel, New York | 14.20 pm
Day 2 of New York Fashion Week. At the last minute I was granted access to the Houghton presentation on the upper deck of The Standard Hotel on Thursday, so upon hearing the news I did what any red-blooded photographer/blogger would do–I grabbed my camera and was on the first train south to the Meatpacking District. It was my first outdoor runway show (as a photographer, spectator or participant); hopefully the photos in this post show how much cooler settings like this can be. Interestingly enough, most of the Houghton pieces were white with accents of corresponding pastel or sky bits . . . given how bright it was, one would thing that this colour scheme might fare poorly in direct sunlight, but the details of the pieces really just illuminated the clothes in a rather brilliant way.
On a side note, you will notice that the photos in the post, while not entirely chronological, are clearly separated by frames of faces in the crowd vs frames of the collection. I thought about breaking this up into to different posts, and that may very well happen the next time I get a bunch of great shots of what goes on and just off the runway. In any event, I will do my best to up my game for you, my awesome readers.