Batsheva NYFW front row

To some, it may just be a mere seating assignment — with unobstructed views to boot — but the most ardent followers of fashion weeks know that style and excitement aren’t just found on the runway but also in the famed front row. Take Larry David‘s now-viral moment at the STAUD show, for example. As our first in-person fashion week in over a year came to a close this past Sunday, we experienced the glorious rebirth of the front row.

New York Fashion Week is always the busiest time of year, but this season was a whole new level. We caught up with Batsheva Haart, daughter of business mogul and star of summer breakout reality show My Unorthodox Life, Julia Haart. The digital creator talked to us about her favorite shows this season and reuniting with her fellow fashion friends in the front row.

Have you attended New York Fashion Week before?

Yes, I have. The first show I ever attended was Badgley Mischka in 2015. I remember being so surprised that the show itself was only a couple of minutes! Since 2018, I have been attending regularly. 

Did this season feel different than pre-pandemic seasons?

It felt more like a reunion and nostalgic. I got to see people that I hadn’t seen since before COVID and experience fashion in a way I have really missed. I wouldn’t say it felt like it normally does, but the experience was definitely close. 

How does it feel to be around people again?

I am so thankful to be vaccinated! It gave me the ability to interact with people in social settings again, which is what I missed the most during the pandemic.

How do you define your personal style?

My personal style depends on my mood of the day. I love fashion because you don’t need to pick one aesthetic and stick to it. It’s always changing and evolving!

What show did you enjoy the most? 

STAUD was probably my favorite show because it was on the Spring Studios rooftop, and the collection was so beautiful and colorful. At the end of the show, they had fireworks to celebrate the end of New York Fashion Week. It was a great way to end!

What was your favorite part about this season?

I loved seeing the bright colors and patterns on the runway. It reminds us of the variety in fashion and how much you can do it with it.

Any fun conversations between you and your front row mates?

I got to work with Snapchat and contribute to covering their creator’s fashion portal this NYFW, which gave me the opportunity to meet cool people on the team. I love learning about how social platforms are evolving for creators.