Gabriela Perezutti of Candela
What was your first experience at Fashion Week like?
"Our first time at Fashion Week was our Spring 2011 presentation when we converted the Jane Hotel to a Trading Post. It was wonderful."
What is your most memorable Fashion Week moment?
"For Spring 2012 we wanted to build a jungle at The Box at Lincoln Center. You have only two hours to set up and Lauren Messelian was in charge of the design. She had to fire proof all the vegetation and I remember saying, 'I have to go and focus on something else as I will not be of help.' I was so nervous. But it turned out fantastic and it looked like a real tropical jungle."
How do you plan to recover from Fashion Week?
"I am going to Nantucket with my family and friends and will laugh a lot."