Well if you’re a fashion geek like me, then there is nothing that we love more than a website that dishes out juicy industry news on the state of the fashion world. Surely an acquired taste, but something many of us have got quite an appetite for. Ok enough with the food analogies.. Here you go, our 10 top fashion news sites for the geek in you.
Ok we are surely stating the obvious here, but we just needed to make sure it was on your list. Created by Imran Khan, what started off as a blog-style newsletter to friends and family has morphed into the industry’s most respected website. Filled with trending news and hot topics, BoF also boasts a strong fashion week analysis thanks to fashion vetran Tim Blanks. They also have a Voices annual conference for serious conversations in addition to a complete segment on fashion schools and courses, a top 500 list of people in the industry and a publication.
Carmen Busquets is a Venezuelan pioneering luxury and fashion entrepreneur. She has invested heavily in such successful platforms as Net-a-Porter and Moda Operandi. Her eponymous website is still newly established, but if there is anything we know about Carmen it’s that what she does, she does right. She is also a great champion of sustainability and a strong supporter of young fashion talent.
Women’s Wear Daily is the fashion bible of the industry, just like Vogue is the fashion bible of the consumer. Founded in 1910, it is certainly the oldest journal on the topic. WWD delivers information and intelligence on changing trends and breaking news in the men and women’s fashion, beauty and retail industries with a readership composed largely of retailers, designers, manufacturers, marketers, financiers, media executives, advertising agencies, socialites and trend makers.
FashionUnited is a British-based platform, and is self-described as ‘the industry’s most trusted online global network for news, business intelligence and jobs’. Established in 1998, this independent platform is the go-to destination for a broad range of information and services connecting the global fashion community.
Glossy is a media brand exploring the evolution of fashion and beauty through the lens of digital and technology. Launched in 2016 by Digiday Media, Glossy covers how fashion and beauty are approaching digital with sophistication, depth and honesty — and a bit of fun. Digital is the impetus behind almost every decision right now, and Glossy will be covering this change as it pertains to fashion and beauty every step of the way.
Tagwalk calls itself a ‘fashion search engine’ and it is indeed filled with interesting info. What we perhaps love most about this site is the infographics style of reporting which breaks down trends into quantifiable statistics. After fashion weeks for example they share the most watched fashion show in each of the cities. The top trends shown on the catwalks overall. Basically making sense of a creative process, it is highly appreciated.
What Now Fashion is perhaps best known for is the live streaming of almost all fashion shows. In addition to the live stream, the website posts reviews on the shows shortly there after. During down season, it posts news on the industry and analysis of trending topics.
This is one of the few sites that focuses solely on men’s fashion. For this reason they are a great source for streetwear news, and the latest sneaker drops. Because of their unique position in the industry, quite often they are given exclusives on designs etc, and have been known to collaborate with major brands.
We love Fashionista because it bridges the gap between consumer news, fashion trends and industry insider info that may be less appealing to everyone. In this way, you can ease yourself into the industry news world bit by bit.
Fashionista self-describes itself as: a trusted source of fashion news, criticism and career advice with a monthly readership of more than 2.5 million. As one of the most influential voices covering fashion, Fashionista is an agenda-setter for the industry as well as influential fashion-focused consumers.
The Cut delves into fashion and women’s issues more generally. The two go hand in hand pretty well don’t you think! Unapologetically focusing on luxury brands such as Hermes and Louis Vuitton, The Cut’s viewership allows it to shed a spotlight on the world of luxury, without appearing as if it’s in lalaland.