MBFWA DAY 1: AURELIO COSTARELLAMonday, April 07, 2014
Photography by Yours Truly
I am still in awe. This is my first ever (I repeat: ever!) Mercedes Benz Fashion Week experience, and I don't think I'll ever forget it.
More than just an eye-opening experience physically (the overwhelming street style photographers that were so kind to want to take pictures of me- why me?!), this is also one of the most emotionally influential events in my life.
As a final year Sydney Uni Commerce student studying Accounting and Economics, I have friends constantly talking about which Big 4 accounting firms/ prestigious investment banking firms they're applying for grad jobs this year. Needless to say it makes me just a little hesitant about my choice in wanting to work in fashion.
"Are you sure? Fashion is so competitive. And it doesn't pay very well. You should just work in accounting, earn a steady, healthy income & spend that on fashion instead!"
Sometimes I'm swayed by it. I sound so certain about my choices but to tell you the truth, I'm actually so, so scared of the potential consequences. What if I don't make it in the fashion scene? Will I have to one day choose between dinner or rent?
But after attending this show, after seeing this amazing designer's work featuring lots of bright pinks and fluffy feathers, it left my heart palpitating for hours after the show ended, and just made me so much more sure about my future career in fashion.
This may sound so cliche, but I'd rather be broke and spend my life breathing fashion, than be rich and sell my soul to Wall Street.
Saks 5th Avenue here I come.