DAY 6: IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE; I SWEAT THROUGH ALL MY CLOTHES
I don’t know how many people know how much the Ferron family sweats but it could be considered offensive in many cultures. I woke up early as usual and went to breakfast in the hotel then headed back up to my room to put on my best white shirt for the interview we had with an extremely influential Chinese textile publication. I was asked questions about my design process and how I develop fabrics. I told them in was somewhere between football and sweat stains, which apparently makes for a very sophisticated design philosophy, refined, functional and wearable. The interview went very well and we all had a great discussion about the climate of the textile industry. By the time we had to take our pictures I had already went downstairs to change my shirt (Ferron’s curse). After changing back into work clothes for the day we headed off to the runway show.
I only had one clasp to repair when I got to the venue but shortly realized that some obese model ripped the bottom portion of a dress off (just kidding, the models are all perfect… but she still ripped my dress). By the time all of the adjustments and preparations were made it was time to go back to the hotel and get ready for the final show. We stopped by the hotel restaurant to grab a bite to eat. I said that I wanted to eat light and somehow that meant ordering a plateful of month old “fermented” eggs. As good as they actually tasted I couldn’t get over the texture, a jelly like substance with a creamy green/blue center, I consumed everything else except the chicken feet.
The show began at 8pm, a combination of singing, dancing and fashion. Leah and I had our individual show after the first couple of acts and everything went off without a hitch. Back stage at a fashion show is absolutely crazy during the show, models running around trying to hit the right mark while the designers and dressers try to get the right look on the right girl.
By the time I got each piece on each girl my navy button up was an entirely darker shade of blue. I got to watch the first look walk and then had to run back to our dressing room to start taking off the clothes… I heard the collection looked great!! It wasn’t until later that I actually got to watch a video of my collection. I could not be happier with the outcome; each model worked it out and really brought the clothes to life!