The last leg of 2012’s Fashion Month, Paris Fashion Week, is now underway. Designers have showed their highly sought-after collections from New York to London to Milan, while fans gush over and scrutinize the runways from personal gadgets. For, of course, Twitter let us be there for every show.
According to Sarah Karmali, writer for Vogue News, “The former Spice Girl gained over 57,000 new followers during the New York shows, and had over 17,000 mentions on the social networking site.” There’s no question that social media has a huge influence on how designers are perceived and luckily for Beckham, the viewers loved her looks.
However, some celebrity designers were not as fortunate in receiving praise from their fans. @vicecanada tweeted, “@AvrilLavigne is worse at fashion week than she is at punk rock. Laugh with us at her awful #NYFW show.” Lavigne’s tween punk rock line missed the mark despite her enlistment of A-List celeb, Kylie Jenner, to strut the angsty teenage garb.
Across the pond in London, new trends were being set. The catwalk for the Richard Nicoll runway was marked with the same yellow lines used to direct everyday London traffic. Chioma Nnadi, writer for Vogue, explains these neon yellow traffic lines are a direct metaphor for the everyday functionality of Nicoll’s clothes.
The Daily Record, a London newspaper, reports that pastels and lighter summery colors were all over the runways during London Fashion Week. Additionally, high waisted skirts and structured pieces were seen mixed with fun prints. However, Sophie Sumner, a former America’s Next Top Model winner, was more focused on what was under her seat.
Might this be the new way to keep your feet warm in pumps through the winter season?
Over in Paris, the social media was focused on Kanye West backing out of his show. People clearly expected another social media disaster from Kanye.
Fashion month has been filled to the brim with tweetable moments. There were collections that flopped anwhile others thrived. One of the most controversial tweeters of the month, Mindy Kaling of “The Office,” tweeted about a fake fashion week in which she made up stories involving her imaginary relationship with Adrien Brody or awkward interactions with Ryan Lochte. Adrien never called me back for comment.