Fashion Week From Afar: How to Follow All the Action at Home

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New York Fashion Week has officially kicked off, starting the rounds of cities and shows for the fall/winter 2014 lines. For anyone not lucky enough to be seated in one of the Lincoln Center tents or jetting off to Paris (aka most people), you can still access fashion week.

Once upon a time before the Internet, social media, and other technological advances, devotees of fashion had to wait for reports and pictures to trickle down from the attendees to the masses through newspapers, magazine editorial spreads, and televised reports.

Technology has greatly democratized this process. Photographs showing strutting models in a designer’s latest creations can hit Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook seconds after they appear on the runway, and websites feature every detail of an outfit in high resolution, sometimes mere hours after a show. But best of all, shows can be live-streamed to your computer, tablet, or phone.

First things first, to gain your all-access pass, you need to know the schedule. That way, if you crave the most fashion-forward details about Carolina Herrera’s fall 2014 ensembles, you’ll know to check out the House of Herrera Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook starting around 10 a.m. Eastern on February 10. Plus, if you want to catch your favorite designers’ shows, it helps to know when the models are supposed to start sauntering down the catwalks.

Like the schedule, this can be found directly at the source, on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week website. Additionally, sites like Fashion Week Onlinestream the shows.

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