Please note: Although this post was written in 2011, this post’s topic is Mercedes Benz is no longer partner with NYFW.
2015 – The new partners of NYFW are IMG & CFDA. you can email those companies directly or you can email the designers. Email designers so you can speak to them directly, have a resume to attached to the email. If you have time, go on NYFW website and get the list of the shows & designer and just start emailing them (updated frequently via comments on upcoming shows and information).
“Well, I am sure I don’t know, darling. Luck favors the prepared!”
I am going to bring you as much as I can, the NYFALL 2011 runway shows will begin in about 20 days. Fashion designers are doing the last preparation for their six months of planning; which consists of model selections, hair, makeup, SHOES, accessories, lighting design, sound and music. A lot of hard work!
I’ve received about 10 – 15 e-mails this evening, asking how do you go about volunteering for Fashion Week. Unfortunately the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Volunteer Program is no longer accepting volunteers for the NYFALL 2011 shows, the deadline was December 17th.
So what do you do? You go for the 2012 Spring Collection! Start getting you resume together now and work on your cover letter; outline who you are and why YOU should be considered < a brief summary; not a book>.
Begin checking the site at http://www.mbfashionweek.com; as NYFALL2011 ends. This is when you can begin to find out when resumes can be sent to email@example.com and be considered for the collection the site is requesting volunteers for at that time.
Remember it is a lot of work, but such a great opportunity!
- Help keep up the main event Information Desk
- Assist in the Volunteer Center
- Various other tasks for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Staff
- Runway Venue Preparation
- Designer Guest Ushers
- Backstage Assistance and Set Up
- Assemble Gift Bags and Press Kits
Don’t forget the seating arrangements for the whose who’s, press, seating ; you name it! So, if you get star struck, then re-think whether you can be professional in this venue.
I would also pay attention to the sponsors for NYFALL2011 show, getting yourself familiarize helps and review some of the runway videos on my blog to see what are the happenings backstage, can definitely help.
Edna ‘E’ Mode photo & quote by Disney for Pixar Films. Backstage photo of Christian V Siriano.