How To Experience NYFW Without Attending NYFW

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Join the hype without leaving your room

While some people feel as though social media invokes a very real sense of FOMO, this is not the case during New York Fashion Week. In fact, during NYFW social media serves as a means of inclusivity. Thanks to platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, no longer are fashion fans prohibited from entering the exclusive shows of fashion week and gone are the days of having to wait six months for magazines (LOL, hi) to showcase clothing shown months before. In fact, some designers (we’re looking at you Rebecca Minkoff) make the process so instantaneous that they allow attendees to purchase clothing immediately after the runway show.

It’s been said millennials crave immediate satisfaction, and it doesn’t get more immediate than fashion week in 2016. So, how does one get in on this? We’ve rounded up the coolest bloggers, influencers, and editors who will be in attendance, (and divided them by social media platform) giving you an insider look at one of the biggest fashion events of the year. Put on your coziest sweats and charge up your laptop to get the best #views of the action from home.

Instagram is undoubtedly the most well-crafted representation of New York Fashion Week. With carefully selected filters, coveted backstage photos, and beautifully curated images, this platform will be the place fashion-savvy folks will be flocking to.

Who to follow:

Danielle Bernstein, Blogger @weworewhat
Council of Fashion Designers of America @cfda
IMG Models @imgmodels
Dylana and Natalie Suarez, Bloggers @dylanasuarez @natalieoffduty
MADE, Fashion platform @made
Aimee Song, Blogger @songofstyle
Coco Rocha, Model @cocorocha

It doesn’t get more behind-the-scenes than Snapchat. From designers showing off makeup looks pre-runway to models snapping the action going on backstage, Snapchat is the ultimate insider's resource to keeping up with fashion week.

Who to follow:

Gigi Hadid, Model and influencer @itsgigihadid
Kristie Dash, Beauty content creator @kristiedash
Naomi Campbell, Supermodel @iamnaomi
Who What Wear, Digital fashion
Karlie Kloss, Model @karliekloss

Image via Snapchat @gigihadid

Don't forget about Twitter in a sea of image-focused platforms. Many still favor Twitter when it comes to commentary on shows, posting of-the-moment updates, and the realest views on fashion week. 

Who to follow: 

Fashion Week Official, @fashionweek
Catt Sadler, E! News host, @iamcattsadler
BryanBoy, Blogger, @bryanboy
Stella Bugbee, Editorial director of The Cut, @stellabugbee
Meredith Mickelson, Model@meredithmgm

Live Stream / Facebook Live / Live Designer Shows
Clearly the future of fashion week, live streams have become the go-to method to make sure you’re as close to the action as possible. Kanye kicked us off this season by streaming Yeezy Season 4 on Tidal, and other designers and fashion week locations are close behind.

Who to tune in to:

NYFW Official,
Now Fashion,
MADE Official,
Milk Studios
Tommy Hilfiger SS17 on Friday, Sept. 9th at 7pm EST
Alexander Wang SS17 on Saturday, Sept. 10th at 9pm EST

NYLON Editors
And of course, your NYLON crew will be in on the action, so check out the editors who will be running around the city, bringing you the fashion week coverage you’re craving. 

Who to follow:

J. Errico, Fashion Director, on Instagram and Twitter
Dani Stahl, Style Director, on Instagram and Twitter
Marissa Smith, Senior Fashion Market Editor, on Instagram and Twitter
Jade Taylor, Beauty Director, on Instagram and Twitter
Gabrielle Korn, Digital Editor-in-Chief, on Instagram and Twitter
Jenna Igneri, Digital Assistant Editor, on Instagram and Twitter
Hayden Manders, Senior Digital Writer, on Instagram and Twitter
Austen Tosone, Assistant Editor, on Instagram and Twitter
Ziggy Mack-Johnson, Digital + Editorial Assistant, on Instagram

And, don’t forget to follow NYLON on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (@nylonmag) for all things fashion week.

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.