New York Fashion Week used to be recognized for its ultimate exclusivity. If you weren't a buyer, journalist, celebrity or the designer behind the show itself, you simply could not enter and had no way of being in-the-know. Thanks to the technology and smartphones of today, Fashion Week is now accessible to all.
Some designers choose to live stream their shows, while we have the ability to click-through collections in full online within hours—sometimes even instantly—after a show takes place. However, this doesn't always give us the opportunity to see what happens behind-the-scenes, whether front-of-house or backstage, or even on the street. We'd like to take this time to thank the Instagram gods for providing a medium through which us mere mortals can experience what goes on behind the most fashionable of closed doors. From fashion bloggers to NYLON editors, the photographic possibilities are endless.
Click through the gallery to see who you should be paying attention to if you're craving a peek into New York Fashion Week.