Idling in line for a fashion provides ample time for sifting through the latest apps on your phone, while also letting you eavesdrop on the latest tech-savvy chatter. Here, 25 apps everyone will be talking about.
Idling in line for a fashion show provides ample time for sifting through the latest apps on your phone, while also letting you eavesdrop on the latest tech-savvy chatter. Fashion-addicted folks new to Instagram should check out feeds from Karl Lagerfeld, Oscar PR Girl and Gucci.
Fashion's Night Out
Feel overwhelmed by the volume of FNO parties going down this year? Well stress no more: Vogue's
Fashion's Night Out app customizes recommendations for the evening based on your current location and favorite stores.
At long last,
Milk—which hosts a smattering of NYFW shows—has released its first official fashion week app. It streams images of each look live as it walks down the runway and can even "sync" with the show you're at by listening to the audio in the room.
Fashion Week calls for a bit of pampering (who knows how many street style photographers will be leering by the tents?), which makes
Lifebooker's handy iPhone app a perfect download for NYFW attendees, offering serious discounts on facials, hair cuts and manicures along with local restaurant and entertainment deals (for post-show mingling).
If you're obsessed with the leggy dames strutting down the catwalks,
Modelinia is the fashion app for you. Not only is it a handy guide to the girls' stats, but it also provides their best beauty, fashion and travel tips.
Like the name suggests, new fashion app
The Cools offers social shopping in which users can pick cool tastemakers to follow ilike the Clarins sisters or Erin Fetherston. A super-intuitive design and choice recommendations make it particularly easy to use.
Kind of like a Polyvore for grownups, we were thrilled to learn
Svpply transitioned its sleek, wishlist-making platform into "app" form. Users can follow new product from their favorite stores, and organize wishlists into more than 30 categories.
One of the most anticipated apps of the year was
Cloth, which organizes your ensembles by temperature. So, come December, you can check out a killer look your rocked on a 30-degree day the year before. Genius.
With its bright, colorful layout,
AHA Life offers lists of terrific fashion, home and food products curated by people like Diane Von Furstenberg and Tim Gunn.
Dubbed the "Instagram of fashion,"
Trendabi lets users share stylish snaps of their outfits, which can be tagged according to label, price or store. Like the Instagram model, you can also comment on or "like" your favorite ensembles.
Pinterest—which describes itself as "an online pinboard"—is a perfect way to organize a little Fashion Week inspiration and get feedback from your peers.
Of course, social media giants like
Twitter and Facebook can be terrific Fashion Week resources. Check out feeds from Chris Benz, Derek Lam, Coco Rocha and Cynthia Rowley for up-to-the-minute updates on Fashion Week preparations and gossip.
There are way too many street style blogs to keep up with individually, but
ChicFeed makes scrolling through the latest Fashion Week snaps a cinch by funneling them into a single reader.
A smattering of tech start ups and recently funded projects that dropped in time for New York Fashion Week are certain to be hot topics at the tents.
Reqoop, a noteworthy new iPhone app, lets users photograph items that catch their eye in favorite boutiques. The pictures are then pored over by fashion editors, who identify trends.
Crazed Fashion Week schedules can often mean you don't get back to your laptop to check out the other shows while you're sprinting between appointments. Fortunately, New York magazine's handy fashion app for
The Cut provides the most current reviews, pictures and news in an easy-to-access mobile format.
Geared more toward industry professionals than consumers,
EDITD creates unusual infographics based on trend forecasters and advanced runway analyses.
For those of us who spent our childhoods fantasizing about Cher's computerized wardrobe organizer, there's nothing more satisfying than new app
Stylistics, which helps track and plan your weekly ensembles.
Browse curated shopping lists posted by the likes of Julianne Moore, Martha Stewart and Cynthia Rowley on start-up e-commerce site
OpenSky for a little in-line shopping therapy.
Pinterest users will have no trouble getting acclimated to
Mulu, which uses a similar photo-sharing platform and adds e-commerce, with a portion of proceeds benefiting charities of your choosing.
Style Fashion Assistant
Launched in 2010,
My Style Fashion Assistant organizes your entire closet (first, you have to photograph each individual item) into a virtual library for you to mix-and-match as you choose. Never suffer a last-minute outfit meltdown again.
Buyosphere as a personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman. It looks at what you've bought, and shows you what else you might like with the help of a simple questionnaire.
Forget hauling old clothes to your local Buffalo Exchange.
Poshmark lets you snap photos of anything from your closet you want to get rid of, and then sell or swap with other users.
"Sims" addicts should definitely download buzzy new app
Stylmee, which lets you construct your own virtual store and stock it with your favorite designer gear. We can't think of a better way to kill time between shows.
Ask A Stylist
Ask a Stylist app allows you to have your ensemble vetted by a professional stylist before your head out the door. Just photograph your outfit, submit a brief style question, and wait for expert advice to arrive.
Have you ever seen a perfect ensemble on Garance Dore and thought, "I'd like to own
all of that?" Make haste to download Kaleidoscope, which combines the best of street style photography with easy e-commerce links.