AW18/19: Three key influencers to watch this season


Fashion Season is upon us. This week, New York Fashion Week returns to the city with full force, kicking off a season that spreads across the major fashion capitals. This time round, it’s even easier to get in on the action.

More than ever, social media is pulling back the curtain on catwalks. Instagram can be considered fashion’s new front row – and what better way to secure your seat than through the lens of influencers and their iPhones?

Whilst we hope @wgsn is your first port of call for a fashion fix, WGSN Catwalks Associate Editor Anna Ross has been weighing in on the key influencers to watch (and follow) this season. Subscribers can see them all in the Influencers to Watch – A/W 18/19 Fashion Week Special  report, but we’re previewing three of her picks for you here, on WGSN Insider.


Naomi Shimada: @naomishimada


Naomi Shimada Instagram

Model, storyteller and TV presenter, Naomi Shimada has fast become one of the most prolific voices in asserting and framing the body-positive movement within the fashion industry. Her Dutch, Japanese and English roots shape a fearless love for colour, pattern and print, and she is easily spotted on the streets of LFW in a flash of cheerful fluoro-brights.


Jan-Michael Quammie: @Jan.Quammie

Jan-Michael Quammie Instagram

Currently Material Magazine’s editor-in-chief, New York born Jan-Michael Quammie cut her teeth at Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-a-Porter and Instyle Germany. Jan’s eccentric style has a more-is-more approach, championing head-to-toe colour, lashings of accessories and a masterclass in layering.


Tess Yopp: @tessyopp


Tess Yopp Instagram

London-based fashion stylist and Marques Almeida muse, Tess Yopp’s style boasts the makings of an it-girl. Still relatively undiscovered, Tess’s Instagram feed shows a curated combination of her dab hand at styling and her own #OOTD inspiration.


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