I was honored to get to know Katie in our Digital Presentation course here at SCAD. She was surprising very quiet at first, but after a few meetings she opened right up to me. I am so lucky to have met her in this class because our friendship quickly grew, constantly working on projects for other classes together. Now a good friend, I am so inspired and happy for Katie. She recently got to attend NYFW and is here to share her experience with us..
LCC: Tell us a little about yourself..
Katie: I am currently a sophomore at SCAD. Originally I am from Chicago, but I I was tired with Chicago winters, so I headed to the South for school. I am studying fashion marketing and merchandising with a minor in business.
LCC: Describe your history with Carolina Herrera.. How? When? Why?
Katie: Last summer I interned with the marketing and PR team for Carolina Herrera. This was my first big internship and first time ever living in New York. I was excited, but also a little scared.. I am use to big cities coming from Chicago, but New York was a whole new level. Interning with Carolina Herrera was such a wonderful experience. I learned so much from my internship and was able to translate what I had learned into my studies here at SCAD.
LCC: Briefly let us in on your schedule during your time at NYFW..
Katie: Fashion week is really, really crazy. This was my second fashion week with Carolina Herrera. A lot of prep work goes into the preparing for a fashion show and every little detail is thought about. On a typical day during fashion week I am usually running errands or delivering invitations. To say you always stay busy during fashion week would be an understatement! On the day of the show, I arrive early to Lincoln Center to help start setting up. Then the models start to arrive and run throughs begin. Once it is a half hour before show time, the guests start arriving. This is always my favorite part because you get to see all the fashion celebrities. This show I saw Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington and a lot of blogger elites.
LCC: What was your overall takeaway from this experience?
Katie: Overall take away experience… Tough one! Well I would have to say, seeing everything come together was my favorite! Mrs. Herrera puts a lot of effort and thought into her show and the clothing she creates. Having a role model like this motivates me to do better in my work and ultimately work harder.
LCC: Summer plans?
Katie: Plans for this summer… In March I am leaving to study abroad at SCAD Hong Kong. I am so excited to experience a new culture and hopefully travel to the surrounding cities on the weekend. I will most likely be back in New York this Summer, my options are still in the works and I am waiting to hear back.