New York Fashion Week returns to Manhattan on Thursday, and there are more ways than ever to tune in online.
More than 80 designers are planning to unveil their Spring/Summer 2014 collections simultaneously on-site and to consumers via live-streaming video, about the same number as last year. In addition, backstage footage from brands will appear on social networks such as Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Google+ and Vine. Members of the fashion press, too, will be reporting live from the front row, following up with slideshow-accompanied reviews on their respective news sites.
We've gathered the best resources for enjoying the goings-on via your desktop, mobile phone and social media. If we've missed any important resources, please let us know in the comments section below.
Live and On-Demand Video
Fifty-nine shows will be streaming live from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, headquartered in Lincoln Center, and another 15 will be streaming from Made Fashion Week in downtown Manhattan. You can see complete schedules on the official website of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and atmadefashionweek.com. In the latter schedule, livestreamed shows are marked in red.
In addition to the shows listed on those sites, several high-profile designers will be streaming their collections elsewhere — on Facebook, for example, or on their own websites. We've listed those individually below.
Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m.
Diane von Furstenberg
Sunday, Sept. 8, 4 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 9, 4 p.m.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 3:45 p.m.
Oscar de la Renta
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Fashion News Sites
Looking for high-res photos of individual looks or more comprehensive show reviews? Check out these five destinations:
Style.com: Thorough collection reviews, plus real-time, high-res photos. A new "Fashion Tracker" lets you view the latest Fashion Week-related tweets and Instagrams on a world map.
The Cut: Zoomable, high-definition photos and concise roundups of reviews from across the mediasphere.
Women's Wear Daily: Reviews and highlights from the collections.
Heard on the Runway: Blog-style coverage and slideshows from The Wall Street Journal.
On the Runway: The New York Times' style blog contains short updates from on and around the runway, often accompanied by slideshows.
Twitter + Vine
We've created a Twitter list featuring nearly 50 of the best Twitter users to follow for play-by-play action during NYFW, including Lucky editor-in-chiefEva Chen, The Cut's Stella Bugbee, the WSJ's Elizabeth Holmes and theFinancial Times' Vanessa Friedman. If you use TweetDeck, we recommend creating a separate column for ourFashion Week list for the duration of the shows.
To monitor the broader conversation about Fashion Week, follow the hashtags #nyfw and #mbfw.
Few apps are more popular among the Fashion Week set than Instagram, who often upload photos — and, for the first time this season, videos — to the platform mid-show. Some of our favorites are Net-a-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman, the WSJ's Elizabeth Holmes and Robin Kawakami, Lucky'sEva Chen, Style.com, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and T Magazine.
Looking for immediate, photo-rich coverage of New York Fashion Week? Tumblr is your best bet. Our picks:Tumblr.com/NYFW, WGSN, WWD, Ann Street Studio and Christian Siriano.
Like Instagram and Tumblr, Pinterest has become a popular repository for backstage footage. This season, Pinterest has gathered them together in one place:pinterest.com/fashionweek. We particularly recommend boards fromOscar de la Renta (who will be "live-pinning" the show again this season) and WWD.
Google has created a NYFW hub on Google+ with running backstage footage and a schedule of Hangouts with designers, including Rachel Zoe and the sisters behind jewelry brand Dannijo.