Worried about over-capacity tents? Need updates on who’s in the front row? Stuck in the subway downtown? No matter your reason for following Fashion Week on the web instead of storming the shows in person, the most up-to-the-minute coverage is unofficially provided by Twitter. So we’ve assembled the ten best fashion industry tweeters to give you the funniest, most honest, and overall best 140-character coverage when Fashion Week hits (which, by the way, will be September 9th).
1. Derek Blasberg (@derekblasberg): The fashion writer, author, and general man about town tweets about everything and everyone in fashion with well-written alacrity.
2. Rachel Zoe (@rzrachelzoe): She pretty much invented the phrase “I die” and the profession of being a celebrity celebrity stylist (yes, we do mean both celebrities). She’ll also be staging her own show for the first time this season. If not Zoe, who else would you follow?
3. Danica Lo (@danicalo): Lo is the editor of Racked’s national site. Her friendly feed is a nice mix of personal and business. She’s pretty clocked in to the New York fashion industry in particular, so we expect some good tweets from her.
4. Kristian Laliberte (@kristianlaliber): Laliberte is Refinery29′s New York Editor, so like Lo, he’s steeped in the New York fashion world pretty much all of the time.
5. Who What Wear (@whowhatwear): Who What Wear comes to New York to attend Fashion Week, but the site is actually based in Los Angeles — which should nicely provide a different angle on the shows.
6. Fabiola Beracasa (@FabiolaBeracasa): No Fashion Week Twitter list would be complete without at least one socialite. Beracasa is a good choice to follow since she’s also a correspondent for Elle.
7. Mickey Boardman (@AskMrMickey): The Editorial Director of Paper tweets often, honestly, and enthusiastically.
8. Amanda Brooks (@BarneysFASHION): The Fashion Director of Barneys (which always has major players in the front rows of Fashion Week), Brooks tweets both on behalf of the department store and as herself. Her feed should be fun to follow for both industry and personal reports.
9. Go Fug Yourself (@fuggirls): Speaking of fun, you need to read to the Fug Girls’ Fashion Week tweets. Acerbic, irreverent, and generally right on, these ladies are the original funny fashion bloggers.
10. Cathy Horyn (@CathyHorynNYT): For a full Fashion Week picture, it’d be good to read the tweets from one bona fide fashion journalist. We’d say Horyn, the fashion critic for The New York Times, is about as bona fide as it gets.