Much has been made of Apple’s courting of the fashion industry—when it comes to both recruiting and public relations—but that didn’t deter the company from unveiling its much-anticipated watch in Cupertino, California, smack in the middle of New York Fashion Week.
A few fashion editors, bloggers, and designers nevertheless made the trip to see the watch. Their reactions were similar to many of ours at home—namely: 1. It’s here! 2. It looks like a watch.
The fashion industry will be an important constituency affecting the Apple Watch’s reception when it is released next year. For now, the first to see it are speaking in Instagrams. The often jaded population seems pretty tickled to be included at the event: