As convenient as video feeds are for watching shows in real-time, viewers are still unable to see who is seated front row, what the biggest names in the business are wearing and any other notable pre-show happenings. This is where Twitter comes in handy. Follow the editors of your must-read glossies and blogs for exclusive backstage pictures, instantaneous reviews and general observations. Be sure to check out designer Twitter feeds for potential sneak peeks and behind the scenes information, too.
A number of publications, such as Teen Vogue (@teenvogue), have streamlined the Fashion Week following process for you by retweeting commentary from their editors (including the prolific Eva Chen Bannister @evachen212), writers and assistants straight from the tents. On a broader scale, Condé Nast will be compiling tweets from their writers and editors under the handle @CNFashion. Talk about killing multiple birds with one stone (or follow)!
No fashionista’s Twitter feed would be complete without musings from the Times‘ Cathy Horyn (@CathyHorynNYT), whose pictures and 140-character show summaries are about as comprehensive as it gets. If you’re looking for something a little dishier, we’d recommend fashion’s man about town Derek Blasberg (@DerekBlasberg), his men-about-town-in training, the Brant brothers (@HarryPeterBrant), and our founding editor Faran Krentcil (@FaranKrentcil). For the funny try Twit-pin John Jannuzzi @JohnJannuzzi (or any of the Lucky Mag team, for that matter, including punny Elana Fishman @elanafishman). Alexa Chung (@alexa_chung) has a great sense of humor, too.
Fashion models on Twitter, while somewhat hard to come by, offer unique perspectives on Fashion Week and all of the mayhem backstage. Take a look at Jourdan Dunn (@missjourdandunn), Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss), Coco Rocha (@cocorocha) and Anja Rubik (@anjarubikblog) for some model musings before, during and after runway shows.
Lucky has a comprehensive Twitter Fashion Dictionary which is worth scrolling through to make sure you’re not missing out on tweets and pictures from your favorite designers, editors, models and bloggers.
And, of course, no Fashion Week Twitter feed would be complete without @Fashionista_com ;)