New York Fashion Week with Live Streaming: Twitter,Tumblr & More

We’re only one day away from the beginning of New York Fashion Week and once again the benefits of social media and online resources have been recognized. Yesterday we told how the Rugby World Cup 2011 has a huge social media presence this year and although these are very different subjects, the relevance of social media to big events remains the same.

If you want more news on the various social media involvement pertaining to New York Fashion Week then you’re in the right place and we can give you some pointers and links that you can click on to head to the right sites. Although a limited amount of people can attend the shows the event will reach audiences worldwide, made easier this year by some brands live streaming their Spring/Summer 2012 collections via YouTube or Facebook. Many designers and brands at the event will also be posting footage on platforms such as Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.

Over on Mashable, Lauren Indvik has rounded up many of the social media and online resources available and points out that as well as live streaming the press will be reporting on Twitter and also providing slide-shows on various news sites. We’ll give you just an idea of what’s available. First off for live streaming links, some highlights to try include Lacoste on September 10 at 10am ET, DKNY on September 11 at 1pm ET, Donna Karen on September 12 at 2pm ET, Vera Wang on September 13 at 11am ET and Ralph Lauren on September 15 at 10am ET. The latter will be livestreamed via the New York Times’ iPad app.

Just some of the Twitter accounts you may find interesting are @womensweardaily, @CathyHorynNYT, @DetailsMatt (mostly men’s collections) and @nyfw. Among some of the best news sites for New York Fashion Week are, On the Runway, Heard on the Runway (Wall Street Journal coverage) and Fashion etc. As well as all this sixteen bloggers from Tumblr will be covering the shows for Other Tumblr resources include dknyprgirl and Teen Vogue.

There are many other resources available including several Instagram resources at the earlier Mashable link. Take a look through and let us know, will you be following NYFW using social media and if so what is the platform you’re most likely to use? Let us have your comments.