I was so pumped for this show for two reasons – one, we were going to be able to meet Patrik Ervell himself and two, I got to spend a day at fashion week over my birthday. I mean, what more could a girl ask for?!
I brought a girlfriend of mine who works in PR from the city to the show. She was a virgin to fashion week, so I thought what better way to break her in! Needless to say, she had a blast.
The show was brilliant. There were large white drapings that resembled parachutes down the runway, fans blowing, and the menswear ensembles all pieced together painted a picture of World War II inspirations. There were jumpsuits, bomber jackets, sweaters, button down shirts, slim dress pants and nothing but greatness. You definitely got the feeling of Ervell’s love for uniform, military, and precision during his show.
After the show ended, we were escorted backstage to meet Mr. Ervell himself. Who knew that such a successful, menswear designer, and New Yorker at that, would be so shy. His talent is out of this world and the modesty he prevailed to all of the compliments, photographers, and press was a breath of fresh air. Successful people in this business who have an attitude and gratefulness like Ervell are the ones I will root for ten times harder.
You see, as we were waiting to meet Mr. Ervell, two other ‘older’ women in line- I mention the word ‘older’ because their attitude definitely contradicted their age-they were asked if they would like to take a picture with him now. The one woman’s response was, “Oh no, I’m not into that. You see we were at the Emmy’s this past summer. We were on the red carpet and everything.” Are you kidding me?! If you’re so la-ti- dah with yourself, then why are you here at such a show anyways? She probably swiped her American Express Card so fast for that Emmy ticket she left her manners with it. Couldn’t even congratulate or afford a compliment to the designer. Okay, off my soapbox now.
So, Patrik Ervell was great. He talked about his vision for the show and how hard some of the looks were to make-like the military jacket. Also behind stage, was Kirsten Dunst in of course, Patrik Ervell that he made specifically for her. I couldn’t resit going up to her and asking for a picture, I mean come on, Spiderman and Bring It On? It was a must. What a sweetheart she was about it too.
It is such an honor to show at Milk Studios because they are only allowed to show 35 designers per year here. The designers are chosen by people like the Editor of Vogue Magazine, Anna Wintour, which is absolutely huge. Not to mention, Mac & Milk come together to help support emerging designers and all designers are able to put on a show at no cost. Wow.
I also have to mention, the staff at Milk Studios was great to us and made our experience all the better. What a place to work as well. Each month, they build a restaurant in the warehouse building, depending on whatever cuisine they are feeling that month. After work there is a bar that all employees can go to and hang out and have a drink. They have what’s called a JAM room in the basement. The JAM room is basically blown up instruments such as drums, a guitar, etc. Celebrities and staff stop by whenever they feel like they need a JAM session. Talk about awesome.
THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW CAB