NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

February 20, 2015
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Running from show to show to snap street style is all in a busy day’s work for NYC-based photographer Ashka Shen, so we asked her to capture a few snaps of pre and post-show moments from New York fashion week.

Featuring chance encounters, a bag full of teddy bears and freak blizzards, check out Ashka’s day-by-day rendition of fashion week through her eyes, below.

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Day one“New York gets bitterly cold as soon as the sun sets, but it does look magical when the lights come on and there’s steam rising out from the street.”

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Day two“They were giving out free teddy bears ahead of Valentine’s Day. It was sad and adorable seeing a giant bag full of teddies just sitting there on the ground.”

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Day two“A typical New York street corner with a not so typical model off-duty shot. I really like how her hair is obscuring her face.”

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Day three“It snowed like crazy before Alexander Wang’s show and it was my first time being in snow that big and that fluffy. It was freezing but oh so beautiful too.”

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Day four“Having, or rather, reading an unexpected New York moment on my way home.”

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Day five - “I slept in.. oops. I missed the entry of my first show of the day, so I had bagel and coffee instead.”

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Day five“New York sidewalks are always full of trash bags – not a great sight, but with fresh powdery snow on top of them it’s kind of pretty, no?”

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Day six - “Find a blue wall, put your subject against it, shoot away.”

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Day six“Here’s the world’s biggest blogger Chiara Ferragni attracting quite the scrum of photographers before Jeremy Scott’s show.”

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Day seven“I made time to catch up with one of my favourite Aussie friends Tania (a typographer known for The Writing) over coffee at Sant Ambroeus before flying out to London that night.

Image credits – Ashka Shan – www.ashkashen.com

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