For every street style photographer, there are dozens of young women parading around outside of the biggest shows of Fashion Month, seeking to be shot by the discerning lenses of fashion's top street style photographers, like W's own Adam Katz Sinding. In New York, London, Paris, and Milan, there are quite a few familiar faces—the bloggers who've been at it since the dawn of street style, like Susie Lau, the star of Danish chic; the newly married Italian influencer queen Chiara Ferragni; and a certain German blogger, Caro Daur, who seemingly came out of nowhere last year and now has over 1.6 million followers on Instagram. However, if you can pull your gaze away from the crowds that surround these bona fide mega-influencers, there are actually quite a few other girls with style we are genuinely interested in. These are the seven breakout style stars of this fashion month. Style-stalk them on Instagram now, so you can say you were onto them before they blew up.
Tiffany Hsu (@handinfire)
At first glance, Tiffany Hsu must have one of the most fun jobs in the industry. As the buying director of MyTheresa.com, Hsu picks what will be on the site and, hopefully, in your closet, each season. The London-based Central Saint Martins grad worked at famed department store Selfridges before moving over to the e-commerce site, and although this Fashion Month she wore a lot of tone-on-tone neutrals, she does have quite a flair for louder looks, opting to mix leopard spots and snakeskin, or turning up in a dramatic feather ensemble, or even going head-to-toe red leather.
Julie Pelipas (@juliepelipas)
As the Fashion Director of Vogue Ukraine, Pelipas styles the likes of Lara Stone and other cover stars, and is a constant of fashion shows across Europe. Though we loved her summer style (memorably, she wore a sporty maillot under a baggy white pant during couture, and on her summer holiday she paired a over-the-top old crystal Cèline choker with a minimalist white bikini), her looks during Fashion Month truly make you wish for crisper weather.
Ellie Nesmon (@slipintostyle)
Ellie Nesmon's Instagram may be one of my personal favorite follows. Her style is at once effortless and thoughtful, chic yet never overdone. She isn't one to shy away from wearing things she loves from past seasons, or announcing on Instagram if she nabbed a favorite look secondhand. When Nesmon is not wearing Loewe or Jacquemus, she is wearing coveted indie labels like The Sleeper and Nanushka. She's worth a follow not only for the fashion but also for the glimpses of Paris, her home for the past six years, and her travels to the south of France and the Caribbean.
Samar Seraqui de Buttafoco (@ulap)
It's not every day that a political journalist decides to do a 180 and dive head first into fashion. But Samar Seraqui de Buttafoco did just that, when she launched her style site Une Libanaise à Paris and her line of T-shirts, Das Mots. Though she enjoys writing about lighter fare, such as fashion, she is an activist at heart, and over the summer she deleted her entire Instagram feed—with one notable exception: a post for a fundraiser for Palestinian children. Now, thanks to Fashion Month, her feed is peppered with shots of the young beauty on her way to the Chanel and Miu Miu shows.
Charly Sturm @charlysturm
Does Charly's last name ring a bell? It may indeed, if you are a skincare devote and a fan of Dr. Barbara Sturm. The on-the-rise style star was one of a handful of influencers to walk in Alessandra Rich's spring show in Paris, along with the likes of Caro Daur and Caroline Vreeland. Thought she is based in Berlin, she also made it to New York for fashion week, attending Net-A-Porter's fashion family dinner with mom and the Zimmerman show. This girl is one to watch, not only for her plethora of beauty secrets but also for her down-to-earth sense of style.
Maxim Magnus (@maximmagnus)
Okay, so perhaps Maxim Magnus has been spotted just as much on the runway as she has outside of shows, but her personal style is hard to miss. The Belgium-born, London-based transgender model debuted at London Fashion Week last year, and since then, she has gone on to work on projects with Gucci and amassed a devoted following on Instagram. While her follows love her for her glittery and colorful outfits, and the array of crop tops she's prone to wear, they also admire her for speaking out on who she is, and launching the hashtag, #transisnotatrend. Like Sturm, she walked in Alessandra Rich's influencer-packed show, and this fashion month alone she sat front row at shows like Miu Miu and Christopher Kane.
Julia Haghjoo (@juliahaghjoo)
Enjoy minimalist, clean, and chic instagram feeds? Julia Haghjoo's is for you. The German art director and blogger (sis Sylvia Haghjoo blogs. too) attended Chanel, Givenchy, and Chloé, and posted thoughtful shots from each, creating her own backgrounds and borders that help differentiate her 'gram. Don't worry, there are outfit pics too, and plenty of fall inspiration abounds from Haghjoo's personal style.