How To Hack Fashion Week: From Instagram Insiders To Hashtags

Hack your way to fashion insider status.... Powered by Samsung

MOST POPULAR

The pace in the office is reaching breakneck speed which means only one thing: fashion weeks are approaching. Not just a jolly (as my dad seems to think it is) the international fashion weeks will set the tone for the next six months of the magazine world. From the minute the first step is taken on the New York catwalk, until the final clap at Miu Miu in Paris, life is a non-stop whirl of upcoming trends, the most mega street style, candid backstage snaps and a whole lot of coconut water.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

These are the instagrammers to follow, the hashtags to seek out and the ELLE staffers you need on your radar to get your fashion week fix. 

Hashtags:

The obvious: #nyfw #lfw #mfw #pfw

The almost-as-obvious: #fashionweek #frow #squad

What we will be searching: #slay

 

Instagrammers: 

Pat McGrath: @patmcgrathreal

Make up QUEEN. Creative extraordinaire. All around badass. This is your backstage all access to the hottest shows across all the shows. Remember the Givenchy crustastions? That was Pat. Or the Prada gold lip? That was Pat. Or Gigi as the DVF flower girl? You guessed it, it was Pat. So what will Pat do next? 

MOST POPULAR

 

 

Susie Bubble: @susiebubble

A usual front row suspect and one of the blogging pioneers, Susie Lau of Style Bubble will give you an insight and an education on fashion houses, designers and her all important top knot. 

 

Primaries 🔺🔹🔸@jacquemus @mansurgavriel

A post shared by Susie Lau (@susiebubble) on

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

 

Val Garland: @thevalgarland

Essentially the mood board to your make up dreams. (With the occasional cute backstage pooch thrown in). 

 

 

Shiona Turini: @shionat

Editor and street style star turned stylist – who just slayed the whole world by styling out the Beyoncé Formation video. (Reckon she carries hot sauce in her bag, too?) 

 

Sun. Day || @rosie_assoulin

A post shared by Shiona Turini (@shionat) on

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

 

Camille Charriere: @camillecharriere

Paris-born and London-based fashion writer, Camille has fast amassed a vast Instagram following (and shares all her styling tips in this month’s ELLE). 

 

Larry the lad✊🏽💦

A post shared by Camille Charrière (@camillecharriere) on

MOST POPULAR

 

Nabile Quenum: @jaiperdumaveste

Steet style photographer who hosts a whole rosta of cool girls on his IG. 

 

 

Leandra Medine: @manrepeller

Man Repeller’s leading lady. Always front row. Always wearing everything we wish we were and always hilariously funny. 

 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

 

Darja Barannik: @darjabar

Fashion expert at KK.no and the boss of Scandi style. The 101 on how to dress up denim. 

 

Fashion Weeks coming up 💃🏼📸 @stylestalkernet #streetstyle #cphfw

A post shared by DARJA BARANNIK (@darjabar) on

 

Lena Perminova: @lenaperminova

Model slash mother slash wearer of the most insane couture. We challenge you to look that good  in the bath.

 

When you want to give yourself a short break during couture week 😅🛀 @maisonvalentino #latergram

A post shared by Lena Perminova (@lenaperminova) on

 

Tommy Ton: @tommyton 

Heavyweight street style snapper and the most beautifully curated Instagram out there. 

 

Ana Gimeno Brugada, Florence The chicest woman I know. Day 1 of Pitti Uomo #pittiuomo

A post shared by Tommy Ton (@tommyton) on

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

 

Miroslava Dumo: @miraduma

Pint sized and powerful, the brains behind Buro 24/7. 

 

MOST POPULAR

 

Tamu McPherson: @tamumcpherson

After leaving the world of law, Tamu took on the world of fashion and succeeded. Go here for fitness, flowers and fashion. 

 

And I'm ready to go! #NYFW #fw16

A post shared by All The Pretty Birds (@tamumcpherson) on

 

Caroline Issa: @caroissa 

Keeping it classy, the designer has got some of the best ladylike street style you have every seen. 

 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

 

The ELLE Fashion Team: 

Lorraine Candy: @lorraineelle

ELLE's Editor-In-Chief

Challenging A. Wintour on who has the sharpest bob in the industry and delivering all kinds of front row and backstage envy and access via Candy Cam. 

 

 

Anne-Marie Curis: @amcelle

ELLE’s Fashion Director. Usually spied in Simone Rocha and Celine, AMC is your go to for fast-paced fashion updates. 

 

Office today @felicitykay @charlottedeffe . @elleuk #elleinternational 🇫🇷🇬🇧

A post shared by Anne-Marie Curtis (@amcelle) on

 

Kenya Hunt: @kenyahunt

ELLE’s Fashion Features Director and everyone's office girl-crush. Kenya will be taking on her first season for ELLE. Expect new faces, labels and people to know. 

 

Here I am, in this week's What ELLE Wears

A post shared by Kenya Hunt (@kenyahunt) on

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

 

Kirsty Dale @kirstyldale 

ELLE’s Fashion and Beauty Executive Director. Our ‘I don’t know how she does it’ inspo. The best high street to designer mixed wardrobe, occasionally seen speeding around the shows on a scooter. 

Re-gram from @elleuk sunglasses and smiles. Happy #mfw @amcelle @lorraineelle

A post shared by kirstyldale (@kirstyldale) on

MOST POPULAR

 

Michelle Dugiud: @michelle_duguid

ELLE’s Senior Fashion Editor. Head over here for beautiful throw back pictures and up and coming designers. 

Having fun with @kirstyldale @dior pop up store. #London

A post shared by Michelle Duguid (@michelle_duguid) on

 

Donna Wallace: @itsdwallace

ELLE’s Accessories Editor. The most incognito member of the ELLE fashion team. Find her if you can.
 

Ah hem. Just plugging in my IG 🔌

A post shared by • D O N N A W A L L A C E • (@itsdwallace) on

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

 

Harriet Stewart: @harrietstewart

ELLE’s Market & Retail Editor. Resident foodie with street style extraordinaire. You’ll normally find her darting towards the canapés. 

Give me a sequin any day of the week #whatELLEwears 📷 @silviaolsen

A post shared by Harry (@harrietstewart) on

 

Gillian Brett: @gillianbrett

ELLE's Editorial Assistant. Wordsmith, lover of all things green and Whole Foods enthusiast. Usually found eyeing up Simone Rocha and flouncing around in Ellery. 

Big flare don't care #whatELLEwears #vuittonvibes

A post shared by Gillian Brett (@gillianbrett) on

 

Billie Bhatia: @billie_bhatia 

ELLE Fashion Assistant. Heads up the ‘We love bomber jackets and roll necks' club. Keeping an observant eye fashion’s inclusivity this season, and likely to be seen running around with fashion week schedules spilling from her bag. 

 

Felicity Kay: @felicitykay

ELLE Fashion Assistant. Master of the neckerchief and all around street style super star. Please see notes on how to layer. 

Windswept on #whatellewears 💨 (📷 @vickiphoto)

A post shared by felicitykay (@felicitykay) on

 

Roberta Hollis: @robertahollis

ELLE Fashion Assistant. Unknowingly obsessed with ankle boots. Will be spied striding ahead of the crowd to suss out the best new designers and labels.  

#whatELLEwears (📷 @vickiphoto)

A post shared by Roberta Hollis (@robertahollis) on

More from ELLE UK: