1. Huge events are really about the people watching.
When it comes down to it, the most interesting thing at comic conventions are seeing the kinds of folks who turn up. We see you, lonely nerds with "FREE HUGS" signs, furries looking for a soul mate, and dudes with fox tails hanging out from the back of their jeans. These people have counterparts in the fashion industry too. They include the guy who is always outside smoking, dude who pretends to be on his phone when walking past The Sartorialist, high-fashion girls in Kenzo sweatshirts and Supreme five-panels, and Italian street style icons enjoying a gelato cone at Pitti Uomo.