Since its inception in 2007, Tumblr has become a huge resource for the fashion set with designers mining it for inspiration and even basing their entire collection on it (See: Proenza Schouler’s spring ’13 show). But with all of its pockets and corners, the social platform can be a vast place to navigate. So we rounded up five of our favorite accounts fit for wasting hours at — at least until the next fashion month begins.
Like artwork, the most interesting clothes are often subjective and allow for multiple different readings, associations, and references. Where I See Fashion focuses on those garments, pairing them alongside images that feel similar in tone or structure. Often the result is so compelling that it has you questioning if the designer was aware of the image selected by WISF.
The coolest fashion-relevant tech development of recent years is most likely the Gif. (Google glasses, you still have a long way to go before we count you as fashionable.) FashGif imaginatively animates a well-curated selection of new runway looks. Just try to pull away from spending hours here and reblogging each Gif.
The more high-style section of menswear rarely gets its due but Raf Simonz is one of the best places online to see some of its standout looks. The blog zones in on some of the quirkiest runway details like MM6 Maison Martin Margiela’s bubble wrap short sleeves
and gives shine to some of the quietly emerging menswear designers.
If you can’t shell out $20 for a copy of former Paris Vogue editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld’s whimsical new magazine, its Tumblr will do just fine. The blog offers gorgeous editorial spreads and content straight from the Book, behind-the-scenes looks at runway shows, timely cultural commentary, and Carine’s now-signature posts on an unlikely item styled several different ways like this Home Depot painter’s suit
It’s easy to be swept away by the gorgeous aesthetics and frenetic energy of fashion but there are still a lot of problems with the industry (as with any other) and it’s important to understand and confront them. Dinner With Anna Wintour does exactly that and provides answers to a lot of industry-related questions and insights into collections. Demi Sinclair, who runs it, and also writes Op-Eds for Business of Fashion, does a standout job of proving that it’s easy to be both a fan and critic of fashion.