When you tell someone you love fashion, you can almost always guarantee you’ll receive one of the follow-up questions: “What’s in style now?” “Where do you shop?” “What blogs do you follow?” After repeated encounters of this variety, we realized it comes in handy to have your answers ready, so you can sound just as knowledgeable about the fashion industry as you actually are.
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Whether it’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim at Kenzo or Alexander Wang at Balenciaga, it’s useful to be able to list not only names, but why you like them. Style.com is an excellent resource to brush up on your knowledge.
January – Pre-Fall collections show
February/March – Fall/Winter collections show
May – Resort collections show
July – Couture collections show
September/October – Spring/Summer collections show
The four major Fashion Weeks occur in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, in that order.
We hate to break it to you, but you will be judged for mispronouncing a designer name. Here’s a quick video to make sure it never happens.
Have a few well-known brands in mind, such as Celine, as well as indie brands, like Building Block and Emerson Fry.
We can point you to this guide of off-the-beaten-path boutiques for starters.
Everyone knows Isabel Marant x H&M was incredible—see the killer lace-up pants above for reference. For upcoming collabs, you’ll want to break out your sleeping bag for Altuzarra x Target.
For fall we’re feeling robe coats, psychedelic prints, and slouchy wide-leg pants.
Actually, don’t do that, but it’s always good to know. Fashionista’s guide is helpful.
Our fashion terminology guide should do just the trick.
Je ne sais quoi, trompe l’oeil, avant-garde. Not only will you be increasing your vocabulary, you can also pretend you work at French Vogue.
Any other topics a fashion girl should be able to speak to? Let us know in the comments below!