What to Pack for Fashion Week with Nordstrom Senior Producer Thig Gishuru

There’s nothing like an upcoming trip to help you edit your wardrobe–especially when the destination is Fashion Week. With that in mind, our friends are thinking carefully and packing right.


Nordstrom Senior Producer Thig Gishuru is about to attend his first Fashion Weeks ever—check for his work on our Instagram channel and here on The Thread. He’s thinking about footwear. And the fact that he doesn’t speak French.

On his way out the door to New York (starts February 9) and Paris (starts February 28), here’s what he said about what he’s bringing.

The Thread: Where is your head at vis-à-vis packing for Fashion Week? What’s your thought process? 

Thig Gishuru: Packing for New York is always interesting because I’m usually out all day in different social situations. Especially on this trip, I might not get to change clothes in between things I’m doing. I’m packing for warmth, comfort and style—and hope the three blend together. For Paris, I’ve never been there before. In general I’m expecting cold, bright days and long nights.  

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What shoes will you be wearing?

I’m going to try for comfort and style, so I’ll pack my Common Projects Achilles, Adidas Ultra Boosts, Doc Martens and Balenciaga Arenas.


Do you keep your camera in a bag or in coat pockets or … how will you carry your equipment on the ground?

I used to carry a DSLR everywhere I went. A few years ago you wouldn’t catch me without one around my neck or slung over my shoulder. But as mobile phone technology has improved, I’ve been shooting primarily with my iPhone 7 and smaller compact cameras. Right now I’m shooting with a Sony Rx1R ii. It’s got a great sensor but it’s small enough to fit in a big jacket pocket, which I love. I try to make photography feel less like a job and more like a part of what I’m naturally doing at any given time. It’s way more fun that way.


Number one thing you won’t forget to squeeze in while in New York:

Probably a run around Central Park. And a Cuban sandwich at Habana.

What is your main worry—rational or irrational—as far as Paris Fashion Week? Considering you’ve never been there.

I don’t speak French, so I’m hoping getting around isn’t too difficult. My biggest fear is getting lost, missing a show or a great photo op.


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  • Linda Fuller February 17, 2017, 1:49 pm

    longtime customer – very disappointed with your Ivanka Trump decision. You are a retail store — I assume for all. Stop voicing your political decisions. Not cool! You’ve just alienated over half the country. Glad I don’t own your stock- ugh!

  • housewife February 10, 2017, 9:32 pm

    My plan is to return everything I ever bought from Nordstrom’s tomorrow,, we as real Americans can out a stop to all the BS….

  • susan February 10, 2017, 12:50 pm

    I certainly hope you’re starting to get the message that you have alienated many of your good long time customers. I seriously doubt the libs are going to pick up the slack of lost revenue for Nordstroms. Terrible decision for a department store to play politics.

  • Terry February 8, 2017, 1:48 pm

    I will no purchase anything from your store, I light of your marketing program with President Trump! I your recommend you sell merchandise and not play politics!!!!

  • Will February 8, 2017, 11:29 am

    In light of recent Twitter comments, I’ll be shopping at Nordstrom exclusively for Valentine’s Day and my beloved’s birthday, as well as a bit for Christmas.

  • Jeff February 8, 2017, 10:55 am

    I agree with Helen. My wife and daughter shop at Nordstrom’s regularly, and I shop there as well for gifts for both of them. I will no longer be doing that and we will be paying off our account and no longer shopping at Nordstrom. This is due to the idiotic policy of removing the “Ivanka Trump” line at Nordstrom. Can you imagine a store removing a “Chelsea Clinton” product because of her Fathers indiscretions while in office? I will also be encouraging family members and friends to boycott Nordstrom because of this policy.
    Good luck with your bad decision …

  • Helen February 8, 2017, 7:08 am

    In light of the latest decision that Nordstrom has taken to drop the Ivanka Trumps line – I have paid off my Nordstrom card and returned everything I have bought recently. I will not shop at Nordstrom again and will advocate that to everyone I know and everyone I will meet to not shop there either! #bad decision#stay out of politics#Stay a department store.

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