You don’t have to be at Lincoln Center this season to be a part of fashion week! From attending your local Fashion’s Night Out to going on a runway-inspired shopping spree, there are many ways to get involved and excited for the SS12 shows.
1. BUY MAGAZINES
Something you might do every month, right? (Well…actually, if you’re doing it every month, it might just be cheaper to subscribe.) All fashionistas know that September is the biggest month in fashion. The mags pull out the big guns to bring you books of 500+ pages. Sure, half of those pages are advertisements, but look how pretty they are! The September issue will be your fall fashion bible—use it as inspiration for what to wear to fashion week!
» Vogue boasts 758 pages of fashion
» Elle’s cover girl is successful actress & supermom Gwyneth Paltrow.
» In true hipster fashion, Nylon went against the grain and declared their September issue “The TV Issue.” (Don’t worry, they have a “fall fashion special” in there somewhere.)
2. WATCH MOVIES (AND TV)
Seeing great fashion on film always gets me excited about the industry—whether it’s a documentary about Karl or a chance viewing of Rosemary’s Baby. Must-sees for the month of September:
And I don’t know about you, but Project Runway always gets me in the mood…to create, of course. All you aspiring designers, get going on your Fall 2012 collections and pretend Tim Gunn is talking to you when he says, “make it work!”
3. GET INVOLVED
There’s this event called Fashion’s Night Out that you just might have heard about. This year marks the third annual Fashion-Week kickoff, and it’s bigger than ever. Go to the official website to learn more about Fashion’s Night Out in your area, and find out how you can get involved! Whether you’re working the register or filling your shopping cart, this iconic event is not one to miss.
You can also do some research about fashion week: are there shows in your city? Many are probably looking for volunteers to help set up and handle the events. Some of the big upcoming Spring 2012 fashion weeks include:
» Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, New York City
» London Fashion Week, England
» Milan Fashion Week, Italy
» Paris Fashion Week, France
-September 27-October 5
» Tokyo Fashion Week, Japan
-September 29-October 4
» Los Angeles Fashion Week, California
4. GO SHOPPING
Since it is only the beginning of Fall (at least here in the U.S.), you probably aren’t yet ready to start shopping the straight-off-the-runway trends for Spring. However, you can go back in time…check out some of the fashion week coverage from last season, pick some key trend pieces for your fall wardrobe, and go shopping! Some Fall 2011 essentials:
» Multi-Pocketed Outerwear
-As seen at: Alexander Wang, Lanvin, Max Azria
» Something Polka-Dotted
-As seen at: Marc Jacobs, Jeremy laing, Diane Von Furstenberg
» a Big Hat
-As seen at: Lanvin, Dsquared², Thierry Mugler
You don’t have to physically be in the tents to get up-to-the-minute coverage of the shows! You can:
» Get cozy with your laptop and check out Chictopia’s show coverage here on Everybody Is Ugly
» Plan a party and invite all of your friends to watch Style.com’s live streaming of Marc Jacobs’ spring show
» Keep your smart phone with you at all times and hashtag #MBFW to your heart’s content
How are you getting excited for Fashion Week? Leave us a comment or send us a tweet @everybodyisugly.
by Heather (headbandit)
image via fashioncraz