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How Fashion Designers Unwind After Fashion Week



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    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: A model is seen here at the Chris Benz Spring 2012 presentation during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on September 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

    Industry folks will concur that the glitz and glamour of Fashion Week is often attended by crippling blisters, under-eye circles, and Vita Coco hangovers.

    Which is precisely why serious rest and relaxation is due come Day 9, be it in the form of a post-Fashion Week nap, a hot stone massage, or a long, steamy shower. Here, three of our favorite designers share the relaxing routines they enjoy once the tents are closed for the season.

    Chris Benz: "I unwind with the buyers and my sales team in the showroom. It's so great and such therapeutic closure to play dress-up with our customers and see how everyone puts together the collection in their own way!"

    Lela Rose: "I hope my unwinding process starts this weekend as it has been a whirlwind up to now. I am looking forward to spending the weekend relaxing and hanging with my husband and the kids. I am hoping we get to ride our bikes and picnic at Governor’s Island."

    Kaelen Haworth:  "Wine always helps me wind down, but I'm ready to just have dinner with friends and family. I went to Osteria Morini last week, and I want to go every night of my life!"