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.
While designers devote heaps of time and energy into curating a new collection, sometimes they call on an additional set of eyes to help crystallize their vision. Enter the stylist, who helps guide and sometimes present new perspectives on a specific piece or the overall showing.
Designer Rad Hourani has been making waves, especially with his first (unisex!) couture show, and is quickly becoming a favorite with his deconstructed minimalism. Rad approaches his projects a bit differently: Instead of following the fashion calendar of many seasons, he simply approaches his work as collections without any specific season. So, for his sixth collection for his younger line, RAD Rad Hourani, we caught up with stylist William Graper to shed light on how a stylist approaches working with a designer to present a collection, and how a day in his life looks as the big show approaches.