Joseph Ungoco for Second City Style Magazine
As summer draws to a close and Labor Day looms, fashion folk prepare for our version of “Back to School” season, New York Fashion Week.
While other New Yorkers are enjoying lazy late summer days by the pool
at their Hamptons beach houses, we’re fretting over whether our
schedules are too full or not full enough. Add to that the super high pressure of needing to appear “on trend” to our peers in the industry and the stress of it all triples. With no guarantee that September will bring fall weather, planning
your outfits – and the requisite changes of outfit between shows –
around the hottest trends for the season can be daunting because of the heavier weights of the fabrics.
While others can still sport their summer-weight seersucker suits and Lilly Pulitzer prints after Labor Day, the fashion folk think it our civic duty to put all that away and start wearing the fall clothes
we carefully and thoughtfully ordered at trunk shows in late spring as
soon as possible. Socialites and celebrities have it easy. They attend
one or two shows a day, wear clothes that the designers send them, and
are chauffeured from show to show in perfectly air conditioned luxury.
For the working fashion press, we have it much less easy. We run
all over town, often crammed into sweaty subway cars that are hotter
than the wet sauna at your local Equinox, but still need to look great
at all times.
One way that I intend to incorporate the fall trends into my Fashion Week wardrobe is to
pay homage to the pattern trends of the season and this season I and
several of my favorite designers are completely “mad for plaid”. I
can still be perfectly comfortable in lighter weight clothes – in a
fall color palette, of course – and be completely on trend by peppering
a little plaid.
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