Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off today at Lincoln Center in New York, while hundreds of other runway shows and presentations commence across the city.
Want to take part in the fashionable fun but can't make it to the Big Apple? No problem. Here are some ways to experience the events from home:
Watch it online: Have a front row seat at every show ... at your computer. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is live streaming its shows and presentations on its Facebook page. To find out what's airing when, see the event schedule on the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week website.
See the slideshows: Many fashion blogs and websites compile slideshows of top looks from designers' shows. One good resource is The Daily Front Row, which also features daily runway reports.
Follow the buzz on social media: Audiences at runway shows are often aglow with people tweeting on their phones in the dark studios and theaters. Check out their tweets and photos on Twitter and Instagram. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's official Twitter handle is @MBFashionWeek. It's also good to search for tweets with hashtags such as #NYFW, #MBFW and #FW13.
Tune into the Style Network: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has partnered with the Style Network as its official television network partner. That means, tune into the Style Network and StyleNetwork.com for up-close, timely updates from Lincoln Center.
(Photo: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, Sept. 2012. Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette)