Its 8 a.m. on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Ive just finished scrolling through my email to check on the days seat assignments and to fire off a few last-minute invitation requests. I have my schedule for the day, cab money, business cards, a Starbucks card and my laminated press credentials everything I need to begin my first full day at New York Fashion Week.
Twice a year in February for fall/winter collections and in September for spring/summer collections the fashion world takes over the Big Apple as editors, investors and retailers from around the world converge on the city to spend a week attending a blitz of events, scouting, covering stories and ordering the best and the newest in the world of apparel for the upcoming season. Why just a week? Because the following weeks, the entire scene shifts to London, then Milan, then Paris.
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