New York SS14 live streaming overview

So, while the fashion pack have headed across the pond to London, here's our overview of the live streaming offerings from New York this Spring/Summer 2014 season.


Video: Runway highlights from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York SS14

93 shows live streamed this season, of which 13 were from the Made Studios live stream, 62 were from the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week stream, and the rest were from other sources, such as the designer's own website. Last season 86 shows live streamed, while prior to this, it was closer to 70.

Disappointingly, Adidas Y3 and Diesel Black Gold joined the likes of Theyskens' Theory by no longer offering live streams in favour of coverage via Instagram. You have to wonder why designers choose to take such a retrograde step, particularly when there are so many other real-time sources of photos available already.

New York has by far the most generous live streaming offering. Much of this is down to IMG taking London's lead and live streaming every on-site show, while designers like Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs also take advantage of making their collections accessible via live stream.

London Fashion Week has now started and again looks to have fewer live streams this season than in SS13. It's a shame that the fashion week that led the digital revolution seems to have foundered in this respect.

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