With New York Fashion Week officially kicking off today, I wanted to share some links about the big biannual fashion event.
- New venues, brand opt-outs, designer switch-ups, and more, Racked brings us the NYFW Spring/Summer 2016 guide.
- On Friday, Instagram is debuting a new section to the app’s Explore page with picks of the best updates from New York Fashion Week. It’s the first time that Instagram will feature a daily updated feed of content from a specific event.
- Here are The Huffington Post’s suggestions for people to follow on Instagram during the big event.
- These 18 designers are making their New York Fashion Week debuts.
- Several brands are moving away from the runway format and are coming up with other ways to show their collections.
- The New York Times discusses how “the future of fashion is being reimagined by WME/IMG, the entertainment and sports management company that now owns New York Fashion Week.”
- Meet six behind-the-scenes people who make Fashion Week work.
Fab Links from Our Members
In theory Marlene agrees with John Oliver’s view on fast fashion. “But with 98% of America’s clothing manufactured outside of the USA, where am I supposed to get my clothes?” she asks.
JAileen found this slideshow of Queen Elizabeth II’s outfits throughout her reign fascinating.
Sally reminds us that people have pores. “The next time you see an ad like this and find yourself lamenting your ‘bad skin’, gently remind yourself that the vast majority of the ‘good skin’ you’re being shown has been digitally improved.” So true, Angie says.
No more puffy puffer coats, says Skylurker, now that “Thindown“, the first 100% natural goose down fabric is here.
Vildy was interested in Alyx Gorman’s take on why Australia is not a nation of coat-wearers.
Six underground unisex labels that prove that fashion is bored of gender norms. Robin adds: “The more we turn the idea of what people should be wearing on its head, the more safe and free people will feel to be creative and self-expressive with their clothes.”
Annagybe came across the “Fibonnaci skirt“, a great project that truly merges science and fashion.
Laura (rhubarbgirl) directs us to an interesting interview with a historian of 20th century American culture about why Americans dress so casually and what that means.