How to be at New York Fashion Week… Without Actually Being There.

New York Fashion Week officially begins tomorrow!

Social media has transformed the fashion industry, most notably for the biggest upcoming fashion event of the year: New York Fashion Week. For those who cannot attend the runway shows of their favorite designers, do not worry. Now, you can participate in New York Fashion Week from your very home. All you need is a laptop, internet, iPad or iPhone.

By following the twitter news stream #NYFW, you can read a feed of twitter followers posting content about New York Fashion Week. Already users are posting many tweets every second. You can even follow the direct source: @nyfw.

Fashion bloggers will be fervently reporting on their favorite designer shows, predicting upcoming trends and highlighting all the action during this hectic, brilliant and crazy week. Refinery 29 wrote about the top fashion bloggers walking in Polyvore’s show, but more importantly listed these top fashionistas AND their blog URLs. The site also posted another article, the “Top 18 Twitter Accounts to follow during New York Fashion Week“. Keep an eye out for these users who will definitely bring value to the conversation surrounding New York Fashion Week.

Shows will be available to view LIVE on many platforms. Here’s the schedule for all of you to watch and comment on!

Thursday, Feb. 9

Nicholas K: 6:00 AM (PST)

BCBG Max Azria: 7:00 AM (PST)

Richard Chai: 8:00 AM (PST)

Tadashi Shoji: 11:00 AM (PST)

Friday, Feb. 10

Rebecca Taylor: 11:00 AM (PST)

Rebecca Minkoff: 12:00 PM (PST)

Nicole Miller: 3:00 PM (PST)

Jen Kao: 3:00 PM (PST)

Charlotte Ronson: 4:00 PM (PST)

Academy of Art University: 5:00 PM (PST)

Saturday, Feb. 11

Lacoste: 7:00 AM (PST)

Jill Stuart: 8:00 (PST)

Hervé Leger by Max Azria: 12:00 PM (PST)

Tibi: 3:00 PM

Monique Lhuillier: 4:00 PM

Sunday, Feb. 12

DKNY: 10:00 AM (PST)

Tracy Reese: 11:00 AM (PST)

Donna Karan: 11:00 AM (PST)

Diane Von Furstenberg: 1:00 PM (PST)

Tommy Hilfiger: 5:00 PM (PST)

Monday, Feb. 13

Carolina Herrera: 7:00 AM (PST)

Carlos Miele: 8:00 AM (PST)

Reem Acra: 12:00 PM (PST)

Betsey Johnson: 3:00 PM (PST)

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Tory Burch: 6:00 AM (PST)

Badgley Mischka: 7:00 AM (PST)

Vera Wang: 8:00 AM (PST)

Oscar De La Renta: 3:30 (PST)

Narcisco Rodriguez: 5:00 PM (PST)

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Michael Kors: 7:00 AM (PST)

Nanette Leopore: 8:00 AM (PST)

J. Mendel: 11:00 AM (PST)

Milly by Michelle Smith: 12:00 PM (PST)

Theia: 12:00 PM (PST)

Anna Sui: 3:00 PM (PST

Vivienne Westwood: 4:00 PM (PST)

Proenza Schoulder: 5:00 PM (PST)

Thursday, Feb. 16

Calvin Klein Collection: 11:00 AM (PST)

Many journalists and bloggers, mostly with a fashion-related focus, will await the hottest fall/winter 2012 shows from prestigious designers to share their likes and dislikes from each event.

The Fashionista’s Blackbook does an exquisite job of summarizing the highlights of runway shows. As days become more and more hectic trying to stay caught up the hundreds of shows happening each day, this blog is a perfect source to quickly recap each event.

Enjoy this week, my fellow fashionistas!!


*photos courtesy of Paco Rabanne, Versace, and Farah Angsana,

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