AHHH! It’s September! And every boy and girl who loves fashion is now scouring the Internet to find a flight to New York City. Why? September is the glorious month when designers debut their new collections for Summer/Spring 2018. Paparazzi snap photos of every trend and street style worn by every influencer and celebrity in hopes of having those photos go viral. Magazines produce their biggest issues of the year with all the new fall “must-have” pieces for the masses to purchase. The dream of every designer is to present their collection at New York Fashion Week!
But now, in this time, you don’t necessarily need to go to NYC to partake in the illustrious fashion scene. Flint is home to more fashion professionals than you would think. The Internet has allowed us to create our own fashion communities in the comfort of our hometown, while also staying connected to the world via social media. After all, FASHION is a state of mind. If you’re open to it, you can witness its very essence wherever you are.
While living in NYC, I had the opportunity to work in many seasons of Fashion Week in different capacities. I learned many things as a designer and creative contributor. Among those things, I’ve found one to always be true: the people you surround yourself with are a reflection of you.
In honor of Fashion Week NYC, I’ve chosen seven local individuals who exemplify the spirit of fashion in different ways. Get to know these creative people in your hometown.
Photography by Eric Dutro