Fall 2014 Runway
There is so much that goes on leading up to the runway show. Each day is filled with final changes, shifiting things around and quick decisions. I wanted to share what it is like behind the scenes at pamella roland 48 hours before the lights come up, and the show begins.
Sunday, February 9, 2014; 48 hours to show time:The office is buzzing with models, production teams and sewers. Last minute fittings need to be done, while the team and I decide which looks will make it out on to the runway. Making sure each garment fits perfectly is imperative. The order of looks is constantly changing to accommodate what looks best on what model, and making sure that the timing is right.
Monday, February 10, 2014; 24 hours to show time:The day before the show is all about getting last minute details in to place. Fittings are still being done, as well as close checks on the garments to make sure that they are show ready. Pairing the perfect pair of Manolo's and Chopard jewelry with the peices, put the finishing touches on the looks to be shown.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014;Show Day:Arriving at the venue is a mix of excitment and nerves. Seeing the hair and makeup being done, bustling backstage, and awaiting the collection is exhilarating. A few hours before the show, it's time for a run through. I love being at the front of house, in an empty space, watching with my family, and coaching the models with the help of my friend Nigel Barker. As the space fills, backstage is a flurry of models, garments and last minute changes. It's amazing how so much work boils down to only a few minutes of actual show time, it all happens so quickly. As I watch in the wings, I am so proud of my work and my team. Walking down the runway and kissing my family makes every show finale special. Another year down!