New York Fashion Week kicks off, we’ve compiled a list of our
favourite NY Instagrammers to follow for peacocking in its
Fashion illustrator Jenny Walton is creative director at
Sartorialist. The street-style sweetheart, who is also Scott
Schuman’s partner, is something of a vintage mix ‘n’ matcher,
combining carefully sourced pieces with more well-known brands.
With an effortless ownership of the clothing she chooses, Walton is
renowned for causing a frenzy on the fashion circuit. Between shows
catch her etching the catwalk’s most favoured looks before jetting
off to the next.
The brain behind Man Repeller – the satirical style website about
trends that women love and men hate – maverick Medine wears (and
does) just about anything she likes. An educator, great wit and
damn good dresser, Medine is far from circumspect in her sartorial
choices. Her outfit building is playfulness personified; Gabriela
Hearst mules are paired with graphic socks and ski masks are worn
with a flair of functionality. At NYFW, you’ll find her donning the
jazziest wrists in town; Medine’s “arm parties” (a term she coined
to describe her habit of stacking her forearms with bracelets) are
the stuff of fashion magpies’ dreams.
September was Reese Blutstein’s first fashion week and the
sequel this month is set to be equally elating. Blogging from her
hometown of Atlanta, Blutstein’s feed is filled with balloon and
bell-sleeve tops, pretty pencil skirts and romantic silky shift
dresses alongside more structured pieces. The 21-year-old art
student – who has been likened to Tavi Gevinson – focuses on
enduring style over fashion fads, with outfit combinations that are
nostalgic and new-age in equal parts. With a somewhat muted colour
palette and a double edit of items, this blogger’s images are
straight out of a Celine (by Phoebe Philo) ad.
The cut-throat fashion Instagram account known for calling out
copycat designs, Diet Prada is the ultimate in satirical
sartorialism. Its modus operandi is simple: “post side-by-side
images of two different looks, the originator and the copyist”. One
of the funniest, most feared, voices in the industry, Diet Prada’s
light-hearted posts have caught the attention of the fashion
industry with Naomi Campbell counting herself as a fan. Last year,
after DP pointed out the similarities between Alessandro Michele’s
2018 Gucci resort collection and the designs of Harlem tailor
Dapper Dan, the designer invited the account holders to take over
Gucci’s official handle for Milan fashion week. Follow for
informative shade throwing.
This Los Angeles and Chicago-based image consultant and
super-stylist is a familiar front-row face at New York Fashion
week. Rolling with Kanye and Odd Future’s crew on a regular basis,
it’s no surprise that May sports Yeezys and Jordans in every
colour. With a style that is invariably borrowed from the boys, her
staple uniform is a rotation of graphic tees, hoodies, pendant
necklaces, bomber jacket, tees, jeans or sweats and sneakers. May’s
love of lowkey dressing is amplified in her effortless mixing of
high-fashion brands with streetwear labels. Making a serious case
for parachute pants, her ’80s and ’90s inspired look is luxurious,
urban and comfortable.
Stylist and “It” girl Kate Foley may be on hiatus this fashion
week due to the imminent arrival of her baby, but her sartorial eye
will no doubt be keeping beady watch from the sidelines. With a
style code that sees no limitations, Foley’s aesthetic is
eclecticism meets Park Avenue. Emoting coolness, her maximalist
approach – which takes inspiration from Miuccia Prada – sees
sliders mixed with a mid-length skirt (her version of jeans), a
T-shirt or shirt and her signature red lip. Between shows, catch
her recuperating at The Edition Hotel.
Super influencer Chriselle Lim is a mainstay on the front row
across fashion month and couture. Since founding The Chriselle
Factor in 2011, her style has evolved as much as her wardrobe has
expanded – now jam-packed with ball gowns and cashmere sweaters.
Offsetting scallop-sleeved shirts with leather minis and toile
skirts paired with knit jumpers, Lim’s style is sophisticated and
Model, socialite, blogger, fashion designer and DJ; Gala
Gonzalez’s repertoire is lengthy. Sporting a rolodex of coats, the
Spanish-born, New York-based influencer is mutable in her style,
reimagining staple wardrobe items and quirky outfit compilations.
The niece of Spanish designer Adolfo Domínguez, her outfits veer
towards undone, as she dresses down couture gowns with polo necks
and Superga sneakers.
Perched in prime position at every major show, this Dutch
darling has cemented her place in the New York fashion scene.
Print-loving Groeneveld, of The Fashion Guitar, pairs delicate
dresses with heavy-duty coats and doubling shoulder bags as
cross-bodies. Groeneveld’s wardrobe is a collection of ’70s
delights in a myriad of colours. Dotted with family pictures of her
toddlers, James and Stella, Groeneveld’s page is decidedly stylish
without being overly formulaic.