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Five Best Instagram Accounts for Fashion

November 24, 2014 Fashion Design and Merchandising, General 0 Comments

If you are embarking on a career in the constantly evolving fashion design industry, you should follow the best Instagram accounts for fashion to ensure you have your finger on the pulse of what's happening in fashion around the globe. The following are the five best fashion feeds to follow on Instagram:

Five Best Instagram Accounts for Fashion1. Carine Roitfeld

With more than 303,000 followers, Carine Roitfeld is one of the most influential people in the fashion world. The former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris only joined Instagram in 2013, but she posts compelling photos from her life, from the front row of fashion shows to the adventures of her granddaughter, Romy. Her style has remained quintessentially French, and she is a regular on best-dressed lists around the world.

2. Alexa Chung

If you are considering a career in fashion design, another great Instagram feed to follow is that of British it-girl Alexa Chung, who has over 1.2 million followers. No party or fashion event is complete without an appearance and accompanying Instagram pictures from this television presenter, model and contributor to British Vogue. Chung posts examples of her fashion inspirations and her outfit choices for fashion and music events, plus her "off-duty" style. Born in 1983, Chung followed up a career in modeling with a meteoric rise through television in the United Kingdom. A fashion phenomenon, Chung even has a Mulberry satchel crafted from polished oak leather named after her: the Alexa.

3. Olivia Palermo

Over 1.6 million style enthusiasts now follow model and style icon Olivia Palermo. But who is she, and why should you follow her on Instagram? Palermo has become a global brand in her own right with her blog and website. The American socialite was initially catapulted to fame after being cast in the television series "The City," a spinoff of MTV's "The Hills." Since then, she hasn't put a heel in the wrong direction, with her picture-perfect looks and style that ensures her fashion choices become sellout pieces after she is seen wearing them. She recently married German model Johannes Huebl, and she documents their travels, fashion choices and social life on her compelling and hip Instagram account. Examples of her posts include her front-row outfits from New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week as well as her holiday and weekend style.

4. Who What Wear

An essential follow for fashion aficionados who want the very latest in runway trends, the Instagram account from online fashion magazine Who What Wear is updated daily with fashion trends, street style, celebrities and sources of fashion inspiration. This style bible, owned by Clique Media, is aimed at 18- to 34-year-olds, but it has become a more widespread must-read for all fashion mavens, particularly for its behind-the-scenes exclusives. It is one of the best Instagram accounts for fashion in the marketplace right now.

5. The Coveteur

"Behind-the-scenes" is the buzzword at The Coveteur, from closets and homes to backstage. This fashion magazine's Instagram account is a great way to see what's trending right now, from accessories and bags to street style. Founded in 2011 by Stephanie Mark, Jake Rosenberg and Erin Kleinberg, this magazine profiles today's fashion influencers along with sections on culture, style, travel and the arts. This Instagram feed is a reflection of today's zeitgeist.

As in any industry, it is beneficial to learn from those who are at the top of their game and examine the commercial and critical success of various brands. If you plan to work in the fashion industry, these should be some of your go-to sources.

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