The final production is what we all get to see from our seats. The beautiful couture, models and creativity flow through the effortless runway. Behind closed doors it's a whole different scene, it's glamorous but it takes work to get to that point.
I recently had the opportunity to work backstage with the runway production team at Art Basel Miami Oscar Carvallo Show for Cruz Diez. Once we started working it was harder than I expected and it proved working backstage is not an easy task. You run to one side and then to the other to get the job done; in the end it's all worth it. When the models start coming in you get to help them try on the couture and then start finally getting them ready. I had the usual task of getting the models dressed and lined up. You don't notice until the end how much work you've actually done because throughout the whole day adrenaline is rushing through the body. In the end, once the models start walking out the runway you feel the glamour in the air. It's more than just the feeling of glamour but the feeling of accomplishment. Then the designer Oscar Carvallo went out to the runway for the finale, when he came back the feeling of accomplishment was intensified. Fashion in the end is worth the work and dedication as the Oscar Carvallo show proves how successful a show can be with a strong production team.