Wow. When I touched down on Wednesday in NYC I dropped my bags at the hotel and went straight to the fabric and trimming stores, passing by Parsons School of Fashion and under the giant button. In the stores, women held up renderings and sketches of beautiful outfits - groping the fabrics and accoutrements to finish the outfits for themselves or clients. I spent several hours, walking from store to store and observing. I bought nothing but loved every moment.