Twitter’s influence on the fashion industry is set to last long after the buzz around the international fashion weeks has died down.
Back in 2004 when I was slaving away in Milan for a high-end Italian fashion boutique I would have killed for hourly updates on breaking industry news and trends.
Thankfully my days as a fashion-obsessive are long gone but as Consuming PR blogged last month, Twitter, a micro-blogging tool, speeds up the emergence of fashion trends.
No self-respecting fashionista is going to wait until next season’s collections to see what’s what.
So I’ve collated a list of the 30 twitter feeds that are essential reading. It’s a mixture of bloggers, magazines, brands and stylists rated for their original content, speed and regular updates. Give me a shout if I’ve missed any.
Daily Online Street Fashion Magazine
Hilary Alexander tweets fashion and style news for telegraph.co.uk
Where Style Meets Culture (usually first/club class on in the front row)
Because models don’t get enough attention. Whoever said models weren’t smart? These feed proves that argument wrong. Very hot.
Trends and brands for boys
Online fashion broadcasting company committed to pioneering live fashion media, (directed by the legend Nick Knight.)
eye-candy for the style hungry. Delightful
This Parisienne in London’s tweets are the epitome of hip. Musings on all facets of style
Self promoting online fashion community comprised of over 240 fashion, beauty, street wear and fragrance blogs. An abundance of tips on great content
Self-promoting official Twitter of NET-A-PORTER.COM – the online luxury fashion retailer. (not much news but a must have if you’re an online fashion shopaholic)
The world according to ‘Karl Largerfeld’. Funny
Fashion news from ShoppingBlog.com. Good mix of content from their site and general fashion news.
News feed from Style Rumour. Good gossip.
The latest fashion trends and happenings as spotted by this NY based online mag
The inside scoop from the celebrity fashion stylist and author
Fashion blog updated daily. Hot off the mark
Regular updates and insights from a fashion forward blogger
Size zero fashion svengali. Rachel Z. Rosenzweig. Looks like she tweets as often as she eats.
“Fighting crimes of fashion”. Well somebody had to!
All things DVF…all the time! Average.
Gossipy scoop from inside the self-declared “most awesome magazine in the world”
Daily Men’s Fashion, Footwear, Lifestyle, and Design Culture Magazine. Good for boys
Editor of FashionBrand.co.uk- sourcing the best deals and reporting from the world of Internet fashion retail. Magically manages to make online retail hip and cool.
The fashion website and magazine. This British fashion institution covers all aspects of the fashion trade
The Times and Sunday Times do fashion. Insightful
The Official Women’s Wear Daily Twitter. Pretty much everything you’ll want to know from the world of fashion
New York magazine’s fashion blog
Connecting and informing stylishly minded people
UK based fashion news
Street trends as spotted by this influential photographer
UPDATE – 1/12
This article continues to gather a crazy following. I’ll do an full update at some point but just had to let you know about this great article about fashion designers on Twitter on Candada.com. No links but gives you a good insight into which fashion heads have got the Twitter bug. Thanks for reading!