Social media is a great way to stay up to date on fashion trends, find out the latest industry news, and get inspiration for your own designs. And Instagram, as a visual platform, is a perfect fit for fashion designers.
Here are 10 Instagram accounts to follow for fashion inspiration, news, and a little fun.
Eva Chen - @evachen212
As the current Director of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram, it’s a no-brainer that anyone into fashion and the digital space should be following Eva. This former editor-in-chief of Lucky takes you behind the scenes at the Instagram offices and major fashion events (like the Met Gala) and hangs out with other fashion industry big shots. Plus, her kids are super cute.
WWD - @wwd
If you want to stay up to date on fashion news and trends, you should definitely be following the so called “bible of fashion” on social media. Their Instagram includes short blurbs of the latest industry news and links to longer articles if words are more your thing.
Freddie Smithson - @freddiemade
For something a little more fun, follow this Instagram artist who manipulates images of celebrities, art, and fashion photography. Have you ever wondered what the Queen would look like wearing a Rihanna red carpet look? Well, you won’t have to wonder anymore.
Kate Spade - @katespadeny
This iconic brand does Instagram in a down to earth, relatable way. They mix product shots with giveaways and videos to keep the account fun and not overly self-promotional.
Donatella Versace - @donatella_versace
Follow the head of Versace for a slightly more casual look at this famous fashion brand. You'll get plenty of shots of celebrities in Versace designs, and also a peek at what Donatella is up to.
Chiara Ferragni - @chiaraferragni
Chiara Ferragni is, according to Forbes, the most powerful fashion influencer in the world. Even if you think influencers are overrated, Ferragni shows you can turn a personal brand into an empire if you know what you're doing.
Dior - @dior
With the most watched Stories of any fashion brand on Instagram, if there’s one luxury brand to follow it’s Dior. You’re not getting many behind the scenes looks here, but you will get a lesson on how to stay on brand and showcase your designs.
Sarah Slutsky - @sarahslutsky
This celebrity stylist has a beautiful account with a cohesive look. A little bit her personal life and a little bit the celebrities she is styling, following Sarah feels like following your friends who has a really cool life and awesome sense of style.
ASOS - @asos
Follow this colorful account to stay up to date on mass market trends and see how the company, their followers, and ASOS Insiders style their products.
New York School of Design - @nysdesign
And of course, you should check out our Instagram account! We'll show you what it's like to be a fashion design student, take a closer look at some of the garments created by our students, and let you know what fun events and workshops we have coming up.