Every season, I learn a little more about how this spectacle touches millions of women who will never find themselves in a darkened theater watching... clothes. Here's why the shows might actually matter to you, even if you think they don't:
While Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City may not seem monumental to some, it is the golden fashion child to the rest of the world. It has inspired the masses to believe in the simple fusion of art and creation. And it has allowed American fashion to be viewed as a viable business.
I've found that the people in South Africa dress with a sense of celebration. At times the elaborate prints and embellishments can feel a bit over-the-top and excessive but there is a sophistication and also a touch of levity in their fashion sense that I definitely plan on adopting.
Every season I threaten to retire from the Fashion industry. Twenty one years later I am still in it, and see no immediate exit to this fulfilling career of mine. As I see it, working in the Fashion industry is like being married.
Between all the chaos, stress, and sleepless nights of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, there was one event that provided a much needed break in the conventional routine. For me, Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show was just that.
Why are fashion brands embracing social media and the Internet? Because they know there's a lot of money to be made. One study predicts that apparel and accessories e-commerce will grow by 20 percent to $40.9 billion this year.
While many moms don't feel like they can do it all, the moms walking the runway look like they are to us. And if they don't feel like they have it all, that's ok, because to us, they are all so inspirational in what they are doing.