Joanna Hillman Wants You To Stop Wearing Costumes To NYFW

Harper’s Bazaar‘s Senior Fashion Market Editor Joanna Hillman (we know, long title, can you imagine what her business cards must look like?) is tired of seeing people dressed like clowns — or worse, trend seekers.

Of course, the phenomenon gets worse during fashion week, when people mill about outside the tents in the hopes of getting photographed by street style photographers. But Hillman manages to do just that season after season by staying true to her own personal style.

“Follow your own. Wear what looks good on you, wear what you like,” she told us walking out of Carlos Miele‘s spring runway show. “Don’t worry about trends and that kind of thing. I feel like you always can spot the fashion victim, and usually it’s someone that’s wearing something that doesn’t really work on them.”

The only difference between what Hillman throws on her back every other day of the year is that she’s “much more organized during Fashion Week” and plans her outfits ahead of time.

But she always does what works for her, and she was glad she can say the same of Miele’s show. “He stays true to his style and he knows his customer. Definitely like a fun vacationy kind of vibe for this summer.”

Until then, we can look forward to more of Hillman’s observations about fashion on Twitter, which she just joined under the handle @JoHillman.

“It took me a while to figure it out, but now I’m getting into the zone. I really like it,” she said. “How am I doing?”

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