Black Fashion Insiders to Follow During Fashion Week

It's officially New York Fashion Week and with the plethora of festivities comes behind-the-scenes moments you can't miss. To catch all of the action make sure you're following these movers and shakers in the industry.

Dominique Hobdy Sep, 09, 2016

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Who: Joan Smalls

Why Follow: She's a pretty big deal in the modeling industry which equals a full access pass to everything that's happening.

Instagram: @joansmalls

Snapchat: joan_smalls

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Who: Chanel Iman

Why Follow: Chanel is another veteran in the fashion industry. Fresh off the Yeezy Season 4 runway, Chanel has access to the hottest shows and after parties.

Instagram: @chaneliman

Snapchat: @Cigotya

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Who: Ebonee Davis

Why Follow: She's the new kid on the block but she's doing it big! The fresh faced model kicked off her week walking in the Yeezy Season 4 show and we're sure it's only going to get better.

Instagram: @eboneedavis


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Who: Shiona Turini

Why Follow: Whether she's frolicking about with Solange Knowles or slaying in a crop top, this style maven and contributing editor at New York Mag's The Cut is one to know. Her Snapchat is always popping and she's definitely on the who's who list in the fashion world.

Instagram: @shionat

Snapchat: shionat

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Who: Julee Wilson

Why Follow: Not only is she our very own ESSENCE Fashion & Beauty Director, but she's carved out a lane all her own in the fashion industry. If you want the scoop on the fierce Black fashion moments at all the shows, she's your girl. Also, her snapchat is never not on point.

Instagram: @missjulee

Snapchat: juleeww

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Who: Elaine Welteroth

Why Follow: As the editor of Teen Vogue, Elaine is pretty much the ultimate editor it-girl. From gorgeous insider photos to super entertaining play-by-plays via Snapchat, she's got you covered.

Instagram: @elainewelteroth

Snapchat: ElaineWelteroth

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Who: Nikki Ogunnaike

Why Follow: As the senior fashion editor of Nikki is the cool-girl editor of the pack. She'll deliver on the hottest shows and even give you chic outfit inspiration.

Instagram: @nikkiogun


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Who: Tiffany Reid

Why Follow: The ultra glam senior fashion market editor at Cosmopolitan will not only give you a jaw dropping outfit moment, but may just be caught in a selfie with your favorite celeb.

Instagram: @tiffanyreid_

Snapchat: Ms_Reid

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Who: Zendaya

Why Follow: Because her looks are always on another level and she never misses a beat when taking fans into her world via snapchat.

Instagram: @zendaya

Snapchat: zendaya_96

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Who: June Ambrose

Why Follow: June is any and everywhere you want to be during fashion week. Like a fashion energizer she seriously never stops and documents it all giving followers a true backstage pass.

Instagram: @junemabrose

Snapchat: June Ambrose

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Who: Solange Knowles

Why Follow: We all know and love Solange's killer sense of style and during fashion week it's on an entirely different level. She'll be at all the parties and shows and

Instagram: @saintrecords

Snapchat: nappyandsnappy

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Who: Tamu McPherson

Why You Need to Follow ASAP: Photographer/blogger Tamu McPherson is now a vet in the fashion circuit. Get a cool and curated look at fashion week through her flawless Instagram.

Instagram: @tamumcpherson


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Who: Kitty Cash

Why Follow: Another one of the hottest DJs on the fashion circuit. Kitty Cash gets the party started and delivers a killer look at the same time.

Instagram: @kittycash

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Who: Hannah Bronfman

Why Follow: She's one of the hottest DJs out and has front seats to the hottest parties in town.

Instagram: @hannahbronfman

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