It is Saturday morning; I wake up and need to go to Manhattan. I arrive to Penn Station; it is in Midtown between 34th and 7 avenue. I start walking around with the people. Everybody has a different style and a concept about what is fashion. There is a mix between tourists, locals and people like me.. that we aren’t from here but that we live here. Everything converges perfectly in New York.
I’m in the 26th street and there is a building with big windows. Also it has some colorful and nice advertisings. It is the FIT(Fashion Institue of Tecnology). The FIT is a center of fashion, a college, a museum and a place to celebrate events. I can’t resist to get in, there are Christmas decorations around, everything is beautiful. In the hall there is a Christmas pop up store, where designers that studied there can show their creations.
I walk inside, there are two exhibitions; the first one Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits and Dance and Fashion. I get inside and I can see amazing and important pieces of fashion as Valentino, Chanel or Oscar de la Renta, next to them I can see the fake piece.
After that there are accessories and bags and screens where see how to detect a fake one. It is incredible the quantity of details that you can learn. At the end of the exhibition are brands as Homies, a funny way base don Hermes inspiration.
Sometimes you should get inside the FIT, it doesn’t matter if is just five minutes. You can learn and see how the culture and the fashion are in the air.