With fashion month in full swing we’re excited to share our lead contributor Bridget Badore’s recent captures from earlier this month at NYFW. We’ve always believed in the importance of celebrating the art of fashion during a time that is typically geared towards sales-driven initiatives. Nevertheless, with the amount of creative and digital tools that more readily available, art’s role in fashion week is only growing stronger. Take our own partnerships for instance: From our year-long Virtual Sketchbook series with guest fashion illustrators who live-illustrated and shared their own interpretations at each of the shows in real-time to our budding Fashion Week Through Her Lens series where our collaborators, like Bridget, share their unique point of view beyond just getting “the shot” we’ve witnessed (and perhaps contributed to) this evolution firsthand. Below you’ll find more on these themes along with Bridget’s exclusive photos and insight on what role events like NYFW play in a modern artist’s career.
My name is Bridget and I live
in Bushwick with my cat and my boyfriend. I’m obsessed with my fluffy orange cat, Queso, and I think she’s the cutest creature in the world. I’m an aspiring vegan and if I could be anything else besides a photographer I would either want to be a contortionist or host a sex-positive podcast (both of which I’m not quite as qualified to pursue). I grew up in the boonies of upstate NY, so sometimes I think I can come across as a tiny little country mouse and I’m trying to actively become more comfortable taking up space and expressing myself outside of my comfort zone. I enjoy good conversations, nice people, fresh air and good design. I’m a sucker for anything aesthetically pleasing, and I’m always trying to surround myself with things that inspire me. I’m not very good at the whole “life-changing art of tidying up” trend because I assign sentiment to everything and my living/working space is a huge clutter of nostalgia. I like having big conversations with everyone I meet and small talk is a big challenge for me. I try to be super intentional about everything in my life and I question everything – I think that in order to make the most out of the time we have on earth it’s important to never waste a moment working too hard at something that doesn’t make you feel content or full.
How do you think your “lens” has changed after experiencing NYFW for a second time?
Revisit our first-ever Virtual Sketchbook featuring live-illustrations from WHIT’s SS15 Presentation
As an artist yourself I’m sure you can agree there’s a resurgence in storytelling and art at the shows. How do you think it is being re-introduced into the mix?
Designers are tasked with the job of telling a unique story about their collections to stand out from their peers. As a photographer shooting during a crazy event like NYFW, how have you learned to do the same through your own medium?
Did anything stand out to you this season in particular? How do you hope to continue to evolve as as a photographer as a result of attending NYFW?
interpretation of the model as well; it’s just not as interesting to me personally). Like I said, I’m very interested in intimacy, interaction, and personal connection. I want to feel connected to something if I’m spending my time looking at it.