How Jourdan Dunn and Liu Wen Handled New York Fashion Week’s Trickiest Runways

From left: Liu Wen, Mirte Maas, Julia Nobis, and Jourdan Dunn.

This past New York Fashion Week had some awfully risky-looking catwalks. Proenza Schouler’s shag carpeting was an added hurdle for Mirte Maas, especially while wearing the label's platform heels. Over at Jason Wu, Liu Wen had to power through broken white shingles. And the optical illusion at Alexander Wang — the designer placed two large mirrors on each side of the runway — played tricks on Jourdan Dunn’s perception. We asked these runway veterans, along with rising face Julia Nobis (who tackled rag & bone’s double catwalk ramp set-up), how they maintained their calm and did what they do best: walk it out. Read their answers after the jump.

Jourdan Dunn on Alexander Wang:
"The mirrors definitely tricked our perception and made us all a little nervous that the runway we would be a bit of a challenge. Luckily, Alex’s shoes are usually really comfortable, so that helped a lot. Personally, I think runways are the most difficult when they are extremely long. It is never easy to walk down a really long runway in extra-high heels."