New York Fashion Week
Lisa Richov is a renowned photographer based in the hub of New York City, and makes it her daily mission to capture the sheer beauty of events like Fashion Week and its eclectic contents. Richov is especially known for her work with fashion bloggers and models.
This season, Richov is shooting backstage for Oribe at shows like Michael Costello, R13 and Brandon Maxwell to name a few. Continue reading to find out what Fashion Week is like through her eyes!
7.30am: The sound of Good Charlotte’s, “Right Where I Belong”, plays as the alarm tune on my iPhone, awaking me from a much needed sleep after a late night at Cushnie et Ochs’ after party. I gaze out of my window at the beautiful view of the city and say a brief prayer of gratitude.
Drawing myself from bed, I drink two large glasses of water and brew some coffee. In the meantime, I snack on some raw almonds and call my twin sister who lives back in Boston, we hadn’t spoken in about a week and talk about Fashion Week, dating and everything in between.
Then it’s time to get ready – I pull my hair back into a low bun and wear a black long sleeve bodysuit, some fringed high-waisted black jeans with leopard booties. For makeup, I go for a soft smokey eye with a nude lip. The entire time I’m doing this my computer is open and I’m working on images from the last few days, responding to emails and making sure my Instagram (@lisarichov) is up-to-date, with images lined up to post throughout the day.
10am: I run out the door, already a few minutes late for my first show of the day, Ryan Roche. This week I have had a unique perspective shooting backstage for the Oribe team – the client has been awesome to work with, shadowing a group of super talented stylists, and documenting their work to get the models prepped and runway ready.
10am-12.30pm: I spend these hours shooting backstage and chatting with the models and the hair team.
As some of the models finish up with hair and makeup, whom I’ve been lucky to get to know this Fashion Week, we start to play around with the camera. Capturing some of the best photos I have this week thus far, the girls are sweet as can be, playful, and a joy to photograph.
1pm: Ryan Roche show – BEAUTIFUL! One of the best collections I’ve seen this week so far, consisting of clean lines and luxe knits with a mix of red in a sea of neutrals.
2pm: After leaving the show I head outside to shoot street style images of show-goers. As I finish up, I run into my gorgeous friend, blogger, and probably the coolest chick in NYC, Tessa – check out her blog. Tessa and I briefly shoot in the street, then decide to catch up over lunch and cocktails with her husband.
3pm: After we finish eating, I head over to the next show: A Détacher at Pier 59 Studios. The space is gorgeous, the sun setting and glowing in the room. I head backstage and photograph the hair team performing their magic.
5.15pm: The girls get dressed in their first looks, and we have some fun shooting together before the show starts.
6pm: Show time! The brand debut a really cool collection of plaids, ruffles, prints and even swimwear – everything looks great.
6.30pm: I return home, pop open a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, and relax while running a brief edit on the day’s images and deliver the photos to the client.
9pm: I continue to work on my laptop whilst lounging on the sofa, and unexpectedly receive a call from a friend who is on her way into the city. I swiftly get myself ready to catch up with a few friends over dinner and cocktails at Stanton Social in the Lower East Side.
1.30am: My bed is calling my name. I head home to catch some sleep for another fun few days of shooting.
The last few days of Fashion Week:
Fashion Week has been mayhem! This season has been such an incredible experience and I’ve been lucky to work with a group of extremely talented creatives everyday including all of the teams at The Blonds, Cushnie et Ochs, Veronica Beard and so on. The week closed for me with Brandon Maxwell’s beautiful, energetic and bold show, where models like Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls and Taylor Hill rocked the runway. Then running from one backstage right to the next, The Blonds show was beautifully fierce and every detail from the hair to the nails, to every feather and pearl, was astonishing. I’m completely exhausted and have about a million hours of editing ahead of me, but already anticipating what next season will bring.
Thank you to Lisa for sharing what New York Fashion Week is like through her eyes!
By, Lauren Tricker | @modelsontrend
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