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Thirty minutes before Charlotte Ronson presented her spring/2015 2015 ready-to-wear collection last week, the scene backstage was anything but frantic; everyone seemed to be as pleasant and pristine as the clothing.
In one corner of the room, a photographer was busy shooting models for the lookbook. In hair and makeup some models got facials and manicures. And behind the black curtains, in wardrobe, some models were patiently waiting to be seen.
It was a different pace than most shows during fashion week, but Ronson isn’t like typical designers. Fourteen years after she launched her eponymous collection, she is a pro, a fashion staple at the tents, and, not to mention, a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Ronson moves around backstage with ease, and can easily be mistaken for one of the models. Her twin sister, noteable DJ Samantha Ronson, who always brilliantly handles the music at her sibling’s shows, asks her for approval on her relaxed look of the day: cuffed white jeans, a beige sweater, a pair of black Converse, and a hat. All neutral colors, so yes, it fits perfectly with the collection.
Some looks this season were simpler than others. Take, for example, khaki pants (though in a much lighter shade) and a double-pocketed, button-down, baby blue shirt with short sleeves. Some of the more complex looks were a see-through navy blouse with a scattered floral print and dark blue denim skirt, and an urban/fem pairing (which is what Ronson is known for producing) made up of a long denim vest and denim skirt.
Ronson is consistently very direct when communicating to her young consumer. Some seasons she is a bit grungier, sometimes flirtier, while this season she is without a care in the world, and, always super into being a girl.