Show day doesn’t begin and end with models on the runway. Tory takes us through her day.
The alarm is going off, but I have been awake for awhile — reading reviews and everyone’s thoughts on when and if the Fashion Week schedule is going to change. An exciting time to be in the industry…
I’m sitting in hair and makeup and reviewing my notes for backstage interviews. Fall/Winter 2016 is inspired by the café scene in Eric Rohmer’s 1972 classic L’amour après midi and Parisian street style from that era mixed in with equestrian elements…
Usually I have to wake my boys up, but they beat me to it!
I kiss my boys good luck and leave with our show-day photographer for Lincoln Center.
The sets look amazing. I love the graphic tile runway.
Time for the rehearsal. The models are all wearing Tory Sport tracksuits — I’m so excited to be showing Sport on the runway for the first time. The Gemini Link collection works beautifully styled in with the collection (and it makes a great graphic print).
Lights up. Cameras rolling. I stand backstage watching the monitor with our stylist Tabitha Simmons and our entire design team.
My favorite Fashion Week tradition is definitely our post-show team lunch at Indochine. Toasting another season with lychee saketinis, spicy chicken with lemongrass and black bean sea bass.
…And I’m back in my office reviewing prints and fabrics swatches for the next Sport collection…
Meeting with the executive team and our buyers to review the Fall/Winter 2016 collection internally. Everyone really loves our new Gemini Link bag and knee-high spat boots that convert into ankle boots (a personal favorite).
Welcome cocktail for a new Japanese partner. I’m hoping to visit again this year. Last year, I was there in time to see the cherry blossoms. Just beautiful.
Heading home for a quiet dinner at home with my boys and family.