Clothes get most of the attention during Fashion Week, but no designer could pull off a successful show without the hair and makeup professionals who execute those sometimes simple but often painstaking beauty visions. One of the best Fashion Week feeds for hi-res on- and off-runway beauty Instagrams is Into the Gloss. This shot, taken before Rihanna-championed designer Adam Selman’s first NYFW presentation, shows just how many hands and products contribute to each of the model’s final looks.
Extreme nail art may not translate into everyday life for most, but there’s no question that at this season’s shows, the way to make a statement was to hire Patti Yankee, the nail equivalent of a Pat McGrath or Ken Paves. For the edgy Cushnie et Ochs show, Patti and her team worked with Su Laing’s Nail Veils to create a complement to Pamela Love’s industrial-style jewelry. The result: what designers Carlie Cushnie and Michelle Ochs dubbed, “nail rings.”
Into the Gloss editor Emily Weiss captured an Instavid of one of the most creative and talked about shows of the season, hosted by fashion retail darling Opening Ceremony. Instead of giving Hilary Rhoda or Joan Smalls the honor of opening their first official NYFW show, OC tapped some flashier models to be first down the giant SuperPier runway.
Almost overnight, online retailer Moda Operandi changed the way high-fashion buying is done. By offering instant pre-ordering of fashion’s most in-demand designers’ newest collections, Moda Operandi has the industry’s most influential–think Peter Som, Thakoon, Alexander Wang, and Delpozo–thinking about the business details right alongside the aesthetic details. Omnipresent at this season’s shows, the Moda Operandi team posted some of the most breathtaking Instagram photos and videos of the week. This particular shot from Honor’s SS14 show captured an ethereal brushed satin gown with starburst embellishment.
Newcomer Rosie Assoulin held one of the most well-attended and well-reviewed presentations of the week. For her second collection, the Lanvin and de la Renta-trained Assoulin continued her dramatic play on proportion but added big color. In this Instagram pic, she shares the simple flower that inspired one of the most memorable silhouettes from her SS14 collection.
Model of the moment Karlie Kloss (who is emerging to be much more than just that), is an avid presence on social media, and on Instagram, in particular. Armed with her all-access phone, Kloss captures some of the most candid, most humorous Fashion Week moments–like this one, backstage at yesterday’s Ralph Lauren show.
Author, editor, and guy about town Derek Blasberg is as entrenched in the fashion scene as a person can get. It’s no surprise then, that of all people to snap this after party photo of catwalk legend Naomi Campbell (looking very Naomi Campbell in a vintage Versace cage bustier dress) and rising legend Joan Smalls, it would be him.
Live-streamed shows allow non-show goers to view the clothes as they come down the runway, but as you can see in this DKNY Instavid, the beauty of more informal video is access to the real behind-the-scenes processes. Here, we see models at the DKNY 25th anniversary show getting their final primps before heading out to greet the crowd.
Vogue’s Anna Wintour is Fashion Week royalty. Known for always being cool and scarce, it’s a nice change of pace that this season, the lasting image of her (on social media, anyway) is this one, taken by Victoria Beckham, just before the designer’s Sunday morning show. Smiling at Beckham’s two-year-old daughter Harper Seven, Wintour, in her signature printed sheath and Blahnik kitten-heel slingbacks, proves that the always prepared editor can in fact be caught off-guard.
This photo, taken by Lucky’s Executive Fashion Director Alexis Morgan–captioned “Ready, set, Instagram. #NYFW”–was the perfect way to sum up how digitized Fashion Week has become.