clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Fashion Girls Are Rushing to Get Piercings In Time For NYFW

Driely S.

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Despite the fact that it hasn't even officially begun yet, there's already a contender for the hottest accessory at New York Fashion Week Spring 2016: Piercings. According to one East Village piercing artist, fashion girls are lining up in droves to fit in last-minute appointments.

WWD reports that J. Colby Smith of New York Adorned says that every fashion week, he sees about a 40% spike in business—bigger than that of the holiday season—thanks to editors, designers, makeup artists and other fashion professionals clamoring for appointments.

"I have to take a big breath before [fashion week] because I know it's coming and I can feel the energy changing," Smith told the publication. "I know it's about to hit like a waiter before a 5pm shift." He even posted an announcement to his nearly 14,000 Instagram followers, saying, "Attn NY Fashion Weekers: If you would like work done, plan ahead as time is booking up fast." Noted.