What a Fashion Market Editor Wears to Fashion Week

  • Day 1: Today's forecast: blizzard. A legit blizzard which I find highly and personally offensive. I typically build an outfit from the shoes up, especially when I'm forced to wear "practical" shoes. I was after these Coach boots for two years. They are always the answer to any snow-appropriate footwear crisis, especially because my prior go-to was Moonboots, admittedly not the most subtle.

    I feel like I can do anything in these Coach boots. Bring it, blizzard! Also, they're on sale.

    As luck would have it, I was supposed to go to Sweden a few weeks ago and had asked to borrow some really warm coats for it, so I had some leftover options for NYFW. The shearling on this Burberry coat is super warm and the huge, bell sleeves are perfect for protecting my hands since I don't own a full pair of gloves.

    I also hate the feeling of jeans in the snow, so I grabbed this long Saint Laurent skirt that I was #blessed to get on MATCHESFASHION.COM for only $138.

    I paired that with a We Love Colors black turtleneck bodysuit and an ASOS beanie.

    Burberry coat, Coach boots, Saint Laurent skirt, We Love Colors turtleneck bodysuit, ASOS beanie

    (Photo by Nabile Quenum via The Cut)
  • Day 2: One of my favorite things in my closet is this pair of Tamara Mellon pant-a-shoes. They are pants that are also boots. Balenciaga did them for spring, but Tamara Mellon has made them for a while. They're great because I don't have to think about shoes and pants and the heel isn't too high -- I can walk around in them all day.

    Today I just pulled these on and grabbed an Each x Other vest and layered it with a light puffer from Burberry. I also grabbed a Yeezy sweater to tie around my waist because the puffer and vest were a little short and tbh I felt a little naked on the bottom with just the pant-a-shoes.

    I topped it off with a pair of Thierry Lasry sunglasses. They are my go-to frames and honestly the only sunglasses that look good on my face.

    Tamara Mellon pant-shoes, Each x Other vest, Burberry coat, Yeezy sweater around waist, Thierry Lasry sunglasses

    (Photo by Mangue Banzima via Qui Style)
  • Day 3: I was running (literally) super late this morning trying to make it to a show so thank goodness I wore a good boot. Steve Madden shoes are really easy to walk (or run) in and I love the length of these in particular. Wearing an ankle or sock boot might've looked weird with the skirt, but since these hit around mid-calf they worked out perfectly.

    I wore a high-waisted, full, kind of heavy ASOS skirt -- ideal for when it's chilly outside. Finally, I borrowed this statement coat from Sandy Liang. I love her leather coats with a twist. The furry sleeves and back were the little extra something this outfit needed.

    ASOS skirt -- similar here, Steve Madden boots, Sandy Liang coat

    (Photo via BFA)
  • Day 4: I LOVE a theme! Give me an excuse to dress up and I will go all out. Guaranteed. Every time. When I got invited to a Denim & Diamonds-themed birthday party, I started planning the look like a month out. The denim was the easy part. I just grabbed a pair of distressed jeans that I had from Zara and a Re/Done denim jacket and wore those over a pair of DKNY fishnet tights and a Fenty x Puma cropped sweater.

    The diamonds were a little tricky. Since the Crown Jewels were not available, I improvised and wore two long necklaces as body chains plus a choker around my neck.

    Re/Done jacket -- another here, Zara jeans, DKNY fishnet tights, Fenty x Puma sweater
  • Day 5: I was lucky enough to be included in a story Barneys was doing wherein they asked three people in fashion to choose their ultimate look, and style components of that look into two other outfits. I loved being a part of this and the whole team was amazing! I chose Balenciaga as the designer for my ultimate look and paired a wrap denim skirt with a striped button-down and a red hoodie tied around the waist. It's always weird for me to be in front of a camera because I'm so used to working on a shoot instead of being the subject.

    Balenciaga skirt, striped button-down, red hoodie around waist

    (Photo by Tory Rust via Barneys)
  • Day 6: I'm originally from Westchester and my parents still live there so I go home a lot. For Christmas this year, my sister got nearly the entire family the best group gift we've ever gotten: Onepiece onesies. They are adult onesies and we've all lived in them ever since.

    After a hectic week of running around, all I wanted to do was throw on my Onepiece, a pair of UGGs, my eye mask (which I wear all the time to protect my lashes that I get done at Blink Brow Bar), hop on Metro-North and go home.

    Onepiece onesie, UGG boots
Haley Nahman | February 24, 2017


Gabrielle Prescod is the Fashion Market Editor for Interview Magazine, which means for her, New York Fashion Week is more than just showing up in cool shoes — it’s a critical part of her job. That’s not to say she doesn’t look bomb while doing so, though, which is why we selfishly asked her to do a NY Closet for us over the course of her six busiest days earlier this month. (Sorry Gabby, but we needed this!)

Above is some serious outfit mastery: the seamless mixing of high and low, the creative braving of the elements, the candid skirt swoosh that somehow looks editorial and the casual Barneys photoshoot (what?). Click through above for an incredibly varied batch of outfit inspiration and I’ll meet you at the Denim & Diamonds party next year when we’re all definitely going to be invited!

Follow Gabby on Instagram @gabbyprescod.

  • tmm16

    Love Gabrielle & Danielle! They’re power sisters for sure. Outfits in 4 & 5 are my fav.

  • Aydan

    Had to do a double take on the steve madden shoes! Girl is looking awesome in that look!

  • ladybirda

    Thanks for being honest about the coats that were borrowed.