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.