The world's most major fashion designers are not necessarily chalking up their success to just a lucky roll of the dice. Inventiveness, perseverance, talent — yep, those things matter, too. But, just like how you break out that horseshoe necklace for a big work presentation or the raggedy teddy bear you secretly stash at the bottom of a suitcase, the superstar designers showing at New York Fashion Week rely on their own preshow routines and special charms to boost those positive vibes.
Okay, no, we don't have concrete proof that a lucky coin or a stuffed toy can really help a designer sky rocket his or her collection to next-level brilliance and fame. But, if names like Burch, Zoe, Minkoff, and von Furstenberg sound familiar (yes, that's rhetorical), then we wouldn't be surprised if these lucky charms contain just a little bit of magic in them after all.
With T-minus eight days to the start of NYFW, we tracked down some of our favorite designers and got them to spill on the preshow rituals, superstitions, and, yes, lucky charms that haven't steered them wrong.
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