Thursday, 28 January 2010

The best way to follow Fashion Week(s) online

The 2010 fashion calendar is gathering pace, and the womens' ready-to-wear collections are nearly upon us. For those wishing to follow the action online, here's a list of the sites, bloggers and Twitterers I think cover the action best.

Runway reviews:
Cathy Horyn, The New York Times; Suzy Menkes, The International Herald Tribune; Robin Givhan, The Washington Post. For incisive, unbiased comment which looks to the bigger picture, look no further than this triumverate of old-school fashion hacks, all of whom pen (or rather type) lively copy.

Catwalk pictures: is still the go-to site, offering all the pictures from all the on-schedule shows.

Party pictures: again; is good for red carpet shots.

Street style:
Jak & Jil (who also shoots as Tommy Ton for and does street style for, especially if you like shoes; The Sartorialist

Off-duty models:
Altamira. I think this a brilliant idea for a blog. Who doesn't like checking out what the girls are wearing?

Front row / backstage pictures: has comprehensive coverage of show attendees, while has an edited selection.

Cathy Horyn, On the Runway; Robin Givhan, Off the Runway.

Cathy Horyn, Fashion_Critic, womensweardaily, sartorialist, LiveFashionWeek

Fashion news:
Nearly every fashion site seems to cover the same news stories, but as far as I can tell Fashion Copious seems to get all the gossip / pictures / news first. Also Refinery29 is good (Women's Wear Daily gets the best access, of course, but I do worry about its impartiality as it's owned by Conde Nast, and also you do need to subscribe.)

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