Designer Diary: Charlotte Ronson

Designer Diary: Charlotte Ronson
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It’s easy to have the misconception that the collections seen on the runway materialize out of thin air. Blood, sweat and most definitely tears go into every show, and with that in mind, we asked some of the most prominent and influential designers and stylists — both established and emerging — to share a day in their lives (in their own words) as they prepare for New York Fashion Week.

We’ve always been curious about what it must be like to be a designer pre-fashion week. Charlotte Ronson gave us the privilege of taking us with her on the crazy day of her show. Becoming a fast favorite of young starlets, the designer produces collections that are both accessible and aspirational.

This season, she worked her standard 1990s influences with athletic elements in contrasting ladylike shapes. We especially enjoyed the unexpected use of mesh to act as a juxtaposition in flirty sundresses and more structured jackets. But the clothes aren’t the only factor in the mind-blowing spectacle of her show.

Boasting a world-famous DJ brother and sister in their own rite, the soundtrack to both the show and the after-party contributes to a youthful edge, leaving us to quickly download any mixes to strut on the sidewalk.

Charlotte shows us what it’s really like backstage and leading up to her show in her own words seen through her Instagram images – be sure to follow her @CharlotteRonson – you know we are!

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