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Looking for images from the seasonal runway shows - NY, Paris, etc
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Date: 9/11/11 10:46 AM

What are the best blogs and websites to get a quick overview of what's been on the runway from various designers at the big seasonal shows?

I want to be able to look through images for inspiration and a sense of upcoming style trends, but I don't want to spend a lot of time. I know there are fashion-watchers out there who have done all the work for me (I've stumbled across sites while searching before, but unfortunately failed to bookmark them), I just don't know who they are.

What are your go-to sites?

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Date: 9/11/11 5:11 PM

Style.com usually has coverage of all the designer shows at Fashion Week. I like youlookfab.com for 'real-life' interpretations of current trends.

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Date: 9/11/11 5:52 PM

Oh, me! Me! I know the answer to this one!

Go here at NEW YORK MAGAZINE. There's a list of all the designers. Every. Single. One. Click on the one you like and you'll get to see what they sent down the runway recently.

But I like this better: go to Amazon and subscribe to Harpers Bazaar for an incredible $10 a year. Then get two folders: red for hot weather, Spr/Sum; blue for cold weather, Fall/Wint. Every month, you cut the magazine up and put pictures into your look books. Anything that inspires.

I also use my folders to put outfits together in the morning: I choose the first three pictures in the folder and let one inspire me on what to wear that day.

Fun!

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Date: 9/11/11 9:01 PM

Ach! -- such great sites. I'm so glad I asked.

Both the Style.com and New York Mag sites have very comprehensive images. I found the NYMag just a tad better for rapid-fire scrolling through the images. (I have a new laptop -- my first new, non-hand-me-down computer ever -- and am having fun with the speed of it, compared to my old dinosaur desktop.) Love that you can look at just the RTW collections if desired, and past collections, either place. I need to spend a little time, I guess, figuring out which designers inspire me. It's crazy to think of looking through them all.

The Youlookfab site is wonderful, too -- she indeed looks fab. I've bookmarked all of these.

Learned many years ago that I can't subscribe to fashion magazines, though. They make me feel bad about myself -- all that perfect skin, etc. (It's mostly the ads, not the editorial content.) However, most of the runway models are funny-looking in some way, not unlike me, only much skinnier -- which, frankly, contributes to their being a bit funny-looking. (Oh, and they're much younger than I am, too!)

Thank you both!! (Open to more suggestions, too.)

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Date: 9/11/11 9:25 PM

I know this was not the question but vogue comes out with fall and spring issue that has every show and item pictured - the mag is about 40.00 - but its great.

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Date: 9/11/11 9:33 PM

Everyone, thanks for the question and thanks for the answers. I like a combination of online for speed and clutter control and printed material for the in hand thinking process.

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Date: 9/19/11 9:12 AM

My very favorite website for inspiration is the Saks Fifth Avenue website. Many of the clothes have a 10 second "runway" video which gives you a good feel for fit and movement.
The page was once a temptation but now that I'm sewing a good bit right now it's a true inspiration!

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Date: 9/19/11 10:03 AM

I have a wonderful app called The Cut from NEw York Magazine. Every show is there.
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