IMG NYFW Spring/Summer 2019: Backstage Happenings with NONIE

Another season of New York Fashion Week has ended and we are all looking forward to the next one already.  The kinetic, frantic energy wasn’t effected by the dark clouds and rain that followed us daily for the week.  There were so many great shows and an amazing expanse of global representation at IMG NYFW and beyond.

This year I had the privilege of being the official backstage photographer for several production companies , some for IMG and non-IMG shows.  It was an honor and something I absolutely adore.  Production is in my blood.  I can’t run from it.  Watching the pre-show prep, the rolling racks with black garment bags to seeing the garment on the model, I am like a kid in the candy store.  There are so many aspects to capture.  The nervous brow of the designer, the pained look of a model with blistered feet after her fifth show in one day; my favorite moment to capture is of the designer, as they watch their work come to life on the runway.  It’s like a mother holding her child for the first time after carrying her around for nine months.  There are no words to describe the emotion.

NONIE by Nina Kharey(IMG/Industria Studios, NYC)

The designer, Nina Kharey,  as she watched her first NYFW IMG runway show.

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Curvysta at Full Figure Fashion Week

It’s nice to catch my breath and be able to finally write about my experience.  It’s two months after FFF Week, but feels like it just happened yesterday.  It was a great learning experience, even though I’ve produced shows for years, it’s still not the same when you are the designer.  All you pray for is that people understand and capture what’s been in your mind for years.  It doesn’t always translate easily from brain to fabric.  I was asked regularly what was the theme of my collection.  I didn’t have one.  What was I inspired by?  Beautiful, sexy, elegant women that wanted statement pieces.  I designed pieces I wanted in my closet and that I would actually wear.  I don’t plan to make a spring collection.  I’m not one for pastels.  Obviously…but will continue to add dresses regularly.  I’m a New York baby, who favors the Fall/Winter/Holiday.

Thank you to everyone that supported Curvysta and had their pom poms ready for us.  If you look at the pics, I was on the verge of crying and had to tighten my lips to keep from balling, that’s how much I appreciated the love.