Now, in my first New York Fashion Week I've been thinking a lot about how comfortable I've become with this idea...and how integral it is to creativity. Imagine our industry if it had a rigid black and white structure.
Would we have designers, or would everyone still be a commissioned dressmaker? Would we be using man made fabrics? Would we have witnessed Dior's New Look, Yves Saint Laurent's Mondrian dress or Chanel's sleek silhouettes? Creations that were able to challenge social expectations of the time and propel our creative industry forward would not have been possible without creative freedom of expression.
During my time at New York Fashion Week I've been lucky enough to work with, and witness, the experimentations of innovative creators that keeps us transfixed on the fashion industry. Everytime I've been in awe of something new I just keep thinking back to that naive girl starting her studies in fashion.
So in true spirit of breaking down the conventions of right or wrong I'm going to complete this written article with imagery I've taken during AW15 New York Fashion Week. All the images showcase the incredible talent of our industry and moments when I've been so grateful that we're allowed to make our own rules...
Photography by Alana Flood