Story by Rachel Schwartzmann – Photos by Kelsey Rose for The Style Line
Our past fashion week
coverage has focused on giving our growing creative contributor community a chance to interpret each season’s collections through their own unique lens. From our year-long Virtual Sketchbook partnerships with guest fashion illustrators to the recent introduction of our Fashion Week Through Her Lens series with our contributing photographers, we’ve come to appreciate sharing and more importantly learning more about fashion as an art through the eyes of our artistic collaborators. Enter this season’s edition, featuring our newest contributing photographer Kelsey Rose (who photographed street style for us last season).
This time around we asked Kelsey to discuss her honest thoughts on shooting NYFW, the role street style plays during this hectic week and how she hopes fashion week in general will help her career (and eye) evolve. Meet Kelsey and discover more street style moments captured for The Style Line below.
Hi I’m Kelsey! I’m originally
from Louisville, KY and came to New York for college at The Fashion Institute of Technology. (I think I’m going on about 7 years in the city…) I’m your standard Type A creative. If I’m not shooting, I’m painting, or writing, or collaging. The good news is I don’t see what I do as “work” but I can have trouble separating myself at times. I really enjoy fleeing the real world mid-day to watch a film alone in the theaters or staking out in a bookstore to skim all that month’s magazines. Recently I’ve been reminded how refreshing a few days outside of the city can be, even if it’s not far, so I’ve been focusing on traveling a few days here and there. Nothing resets me like a day in a new place, unplugged, reading a good book. I really value hard working, genuine people.
The people in this city can be quite cut throat and for a while I thought I’d have to be that way to succeed. In my opinion, there are enough jobs to go around and if one doesn’t work out, it wasn’t meant to be. I don’t need to put another photographer down or steal their client to become successful.