Fashion industry insiders dress up Twitter this month with photos, videos and commentary from Fashion Week, starting with New York (Sept. 8-15) and followed by London (Sept. 16-21). Top designers, models and stylists will tweet from the hottest shows, share views from backstage and reveal new looks minutes before they hit the runway. Here are the people to follow for a front row seat:
Follow @NYFW to see shows through the eyes of a special guest Tweeter every day of New York Fashion Week:
9/6 Damien Neva from @FordModels
9/7 Designer @PrabalGurung
9/8 @JohnJannuzzi, an editor @LuckyMagazine, covers Fashion’s Night Out (#FNO)
9/9 Designer @cmbenz
9/10 CFDA CEO @stevenkolb
9/11 Paper Magazine’s @AskMrMickey
9/12 Gilt Groupe co-founder @GiltAlexandra
9/13 @cocorocha shares the model’s perspective
9/14 Linda Fargo and her @Bergdorfs team
9/15 Marie Claire fashion director and Project Runway judge @ninagarcia
See the looks before they hit the runway
Houses like @MarcJacobsIntl and @PrabalGurung will live-tweet their shows, giving their followers the very first glimpse of their new line. Twitter’s new image galleries are the best way to see all the photos from a particular catwalk or designer. Visit a designer’s account and click “View All” where the images are posted. You can already get behind-the-scenes access from @Zac_Posen and @ProenzaSchouler. Check your favorite designers’ galleries all week long for instant updates, and for a comprehensive view of all the looks from each set of shows, search #NYFW and click on the images link.
Get the inside scoop
If you’re looking for gossip, eavesdrop on the crowd with @DailyCandy’s Tweets and the hashtag #OverheardAtFW. Or go straight to the source with this list of designers which includes @dkny, @Zac_Posen, @narcisostudio, @normakamali, @ErinFetherston, @ThakoonNY, @TommyHilfiger, @RebeccaMinkoff, @MillyByMichelle, @ProenzaSchouler, @rag_bone and Oscar de La Renta’s inimitable @OscarPRGirl. You can also follow this list to see what the critics have to say.
And for a sneak peek at London Fashion Week, check out the British Fashion Council’s list of the designers on the official #LFW schedule.