From managing our finances to tracking our fitness, is there anything that apps can’t do? Seemingly not: During Fashion Week, apps have come to serve an increasingly essential purpose, from connecting users with the latest runway images (more on that in a moment) and helping attendees work their way through the myriad of shows, presentations, and events to booking last-minute primping sessions or snapping up new ensembles on the fly—and all without breaking a sweat. Here, the ten apps you need to know to jet through fashion month in style.
There’s the glamour of going to shows, and then there is the reality of lugging invites, addresses, to-do lists, and maps around a city in search of your next destination. Fashion GPS Radar streamlines the process, putting valuable information at the touch of a button and allowing guests to RSVP directly from their phones. (For stylists, there is even the bonus of being able to request and reserve looks for shoots.)
The original shop-the-catwalk app and still the best. When you need to ensure that you’ll get first dibs on those Alexander Wang creepers or Delpozo gowns, look no further than Moda Operandi’s wealth of fresh-off-the-runway trunk shows. Moda has updated its boutiques to allow users to add items to their wish lists within an hour of each show, and you can be sure editors will take advantage of this exciting new feature.
Ever wish Alexa Chung could offer you a little outfit advice before you got ready in the morning? The impeccably dressed It girl has launched her very first app, Villiod, a fashion “dressing up box” that allows users to pull together outfits and create inspiration boards using products from a range of brands—A.P.C., Miu Miu, and Rag & Bone are early adopters—as well as follow other stylish users. Making the mood board experience social and shoppable takes the guesswork out of planning those outfits of the day.
Let’s say you like the looks of your fellow showgoers’ shoes: Snap a sneaky photo, upload it to The Net Set, and see what matches it comes up with (hello, same-day delivery!). The previously invite-only app is one of the easiest (and chicest) ways to make sure you’re always clued into the latest looks from your favorite fashion tribes.
During the chaos of NYFW, taking a breather to enjoy a good meal with friends and colleagues is essential. Flavour already helps users discover great new places to eat. The app has put together a curated lineup of chic spots to grab a late-night bite. For all those post-party moments when you could use farro salad and fusilli nero instead of a cocktail, Flavour is a godsend.
Snapchat, sure. Instagram, obviously. But lately, it’s all about Periscope: The app allows users to live-stream their exploits directly with followers and link up with their Twitter accounts, plus it offers unfiltered access. During NYFW that means a real-time look at all the best fashion has to offer—and off-the-cuff commentary from Periscope enthusiasts like Tyra Banks.
For those not blessed with a full-time personal assistant, Hello Alfred fills the void with things like picking up dry-cleaning and groceries, and even offering services such as tailoring and laundry. Don’t let a deadline or a night-owl schedule prevent you from taking care of the rest of your life.
Sure, traveling to shows via Uber has a certain wardrobe-preserving allure, but there’s nothing quite like getting the wind in your face and the sun on your back as you cruise along the West Side Highway. Spotcycle works with Citi Bike to provide a greener alternative to town cars—and, admittedly, one heck of a street style photo op. Just plan your shoes accordingly!
Massages and yoga instruction for the rare moment when one has time for a bit of pampering—on demand. Trust us, you’ll need some after this week.
(Well, obviously!) Staying informed on the latest and greatest collections is crucial—and Vogue Runway’s constant stream of shows, reviews, and images makes it an essential app for every fashion obsessive. Enable push notifications for upcoming shows so you’ll never miss a single update, and get a taste of fashion history by looking through the archives, which take you back all the way to 1991.
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