We’re just a few days away from one of fashion’s most anticipated weeks of the year: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York Have you ever stopped to wonder why New York kicks off Fashion Week across the globe? It’s because the original Fashion Week was held here in 1943 to distract industry tastemakers and consumers from the appeal of French fashion. Previously, all yes turned to France for the latest trends in haute couture. New York’s Fashion Week, originally called Press Week, was part of an effort to bring American designers center stage, changing the history of fashion one seam at a time.The New York Fashion Week we know and love began in 1993, and has been making waves in the fashion world ever since.
Soon after the launch of Fashion Week, respected fashion publications like Vogue began featuring U.S. designers, and the concept of a week dedicated to fashion spread to London, Milan, Paris, Los Angeles, and Tokyo.
Today’s Fashion Week is no longer exclusive to insiders and the elite. This Thursday, February 9th, Fashion Week returns to New York and lucky for us, some of our favorite designers and the press are giving us front row seats from the comfort of our homes. Here’s the skinny on some of the best online resources for this year’s style extravaganza.
YouTube has partnered with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Maybelline to live-stream more than 25 shows at youtube.com/liverunway. Want fashion on the go? You can also view the shows from your mobile device at m.youtube.com/liverunway.
If you’re a fashion aficionado who wants minute-to-minute updates on what’s happening on the runways, we have a few favorites for you to follow. Don’t forget to join in on the conversation using the following hash tags: #nyfw and #mbfw.
@CottonFashion- The fun, fashionable, fabric of your life tweeting about your favorite cotton trends from Fashion Week 2012.
@nyfw- Front Row, Back Stage, and live updates from your favorite #nyfw insiders.
@MBFashionWeek- The official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Twitter from IMG Fashion, the company that produces the iconic New York, Berlin & Miami shows.
@CNFashion- Updates from some of your favorite Condé Nast fashion & beauty editors: Allure, Footwear News, Glamour, GQ, Lucky, Self, Style.com, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W and WWD.
If there are any we’ve missed, feel free to chime in in the comments section below!
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