Backstage F/W 2008

We'd feel remiss if we let the recent Fashion Weeks (yes, plural-we're counting the New York and European shows) come and go without stopping to assess the backstage sartorial scene. As we've stated before, it's always informative to see the models' personal style and how they're incorporating the current trends into their own wardrobes.Examining what these ultra insiders choose to wear (and how they wear it) is an excellent barometer for the future of fashion. You can easily learn what trends are going to take, what looks are still loitering, and even what the next season might hold. Plus, it's also just flat out interesting to see the models in their native dress and habitat. So feast your eyes on a few of the fair specimens we've rounded up for you and find some inspiration.

Backstage at...
1. Richard Nicoll
2. House of Holland
3. Ashley Isham
4. Giles
5. Karl Lagerfeld
6. Karl Lagerfeld
7. Hussein Chalayan
8. Marc Jacobs
9. Marc Jacobs
10. Calvin Klein Collection