Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagram may know that I was interning throughout London Fashion Week this season. Now that those 5 hectic but amazing days are over, I thought that I would blog about my time to give more insight to anyone who is thinking of doing it in the future or is just interested to know what it involves.
First things first, I found my internship through the website Fashion Workie and it was with a fashion and beauty PR agency called POP PR. Two weeks prior to LFW I went to London for a briefing at their office (along with around 10 other interns) to be given all the details that I'd need to know before starting. Some people didn't attend this and I don't think it is 100% necessary if you can't make it, but in my opinion it's nice to put a face to a name prior to starting and it definitely reassured me and calmed my nerves.
Soon LFW was upon us and I was ready to begin my internship. I had to wear all-black (kind of a blessing in disguise as it meant I didn't have to think of a great outfit each day) and arrive 2 hours before the start time of each show. Typical tasks that I did as soon as we arrived included taking rails of clothing backstage and placing press releases/magazines/leaflets on all of the seats in the venue, making sure it was set up correctly. As there were many interns plus actual staff, these jobs got done relatively quickly so there were times that we spent feeling like spare parts, but this unsureness soon disappeared after the first day once everything became more familiar.