In the past few years, New York Fashion Week has gone from being an exclusive, behind-closed-doors trade show for select fashion editors and apparel buyers, to a free-for-all opportunity for bloggers, street style photographers and, yes, fashion editors and apparel buyers to live-broadcast the latest looks from the world’s top designers (and from their fellow NYFW attendees).
We’re not complaining.
This opening-of-the-doors is the reason Lux and Concord has two bloggers on the ground at fashion week as we speak (good luck out there, M+R!), and it also allows those of us stuck in our offices to follow every minute of the action. Whether you’re checking your Twitter feed from the tents at Lincoln Center, or the desk at your day job, follow these five accounts to ensure you’re in on all the action.
1. Amanda Weiner (@amandaweiner)
As senior accessories editor at Harper’s Bazaar, this girl gets invited to everything, and she tweets the photos to prove it. She’s also got killer personal style, so we love knowing her thoughts about what’s going down the runway.
2. Samantha Lim (@iamsamlim)
Sam is the editor-in-chief of Fashion Indie, an online fashion and lifestyle magazine that rocks. Not only is she on every guest list–that includes the after parties–during fashion week, but her tweets are irreverent and hysterical, and she doesn’t take the whole fashion thing too seriously…which is especially refreshing during fashion week.
3. Dani Stahl (@danistahl)
As Nylon‘s fashion editor-at-large, Dani Stahl is the ultimate fashion week insider, and one of the industry’s cornerstone cool girls. Her tweets are honest, almost always from the front row, and she’s also been known to throw a picture of one of her fashion week outfits or killer accessories into the mix (see her shoes, above).
4. Leandra Medine (@themanrepeller)
Okay, so we know this one is a little obvious, but Leandra Medine, aka The Man Repeller, is the fashion blogger these days, plus she’s one of the ladies who pioneered the whole “bloggers-in-the-front-row” thing. Bonus: she has some of the most colorful fashion week commentary out there.
5. Carson Griffith (@carsongriffith)
A gossip columnist for the New York Daily News, Carson Griffith will let you in on a whole different side of fashion week: the parties. After reading her tweets, your life will probably seem boring in comparison, but it’s a worthwhile tradeoff.
6. Lux and Concord (@luxandconcord)
*Shameless self-promotion alert.* Now that you’ve been warned … As I said before, we’ve got two of our awesome, gorgeous, super-fun bloggers at fashion week this season, and they’ll be tweeting up a storm, so be sure to follow their fashion week adventures!