As New York Fashion Week draws to a close (and London gets started), we talked with ELLE Accessories Director Kate Davidson Hudson about the week that was and what she’s coveting this spring.
Shopbop: Describe NYFW in five words or less.
Kate Davidson Hudson: Exciting, inspiring, exhilarating, intense, compelling.
SB: The biggest misconception about Fashion Week?
KDH: It’s all glamour and no grind. In reality, it’s work and a lot of pounding the pavement.
SB: What’s your best advice for surviving fashion week?
KDH: Don’t hit every after party; sleep is key.
SB: Can you share a favorite NYFW memory?
KDH: I have many, but Alexander Wang’s supermodel finale at his show this week definitely makes the list!
SB: What fall trend was on your radar while attending the shows?
KDH: For fall my challenge is always to find the perfect coat. Right now, I’m hunting for the perfect military-inspired pea coat with fur trim.
SB: What’s the first thing you do post-NYFW?
KDH: Pack my bags. After New York I’m off to Milan and Paris. New York Fashion Week is only the beginning!
SB: And finally, let’s talk about the current season. What spring trend are you wearing to shreds?
KDH: I love the urban athleticisim that we’re seeing in so many of the spring/summer collections. It’s an idea that marries graphic designs with high utility, so the pieces feel fresh and modern, yet highly wearable.
Check out Kate sporting 5 key NYFW street-style looks.