Sam McKnight, @sammcknight1 Out of season, Sam McKnight, one of the world’s most renowned hair stylists, will be found tending to his garden – from which he shares his beautiful green-fingered photography all year round. During fashion season McKnight always pushes the boundaries, but never veers far from the dream hair women are left wanting season on season.
Maria Dueñas Jacobs, @mduenasjacobs Accessories director of US Elle, Maria Dueñas Jacobs has got an eye for fine jewellery so expect diamonds galore, as well as an editor’s eye view of all the latest designer shoes and bags. Just be prepared to have a huge wishlist after perusing her feed!
Anna Dello Russo, @anna_dello_russo Vogue Japan’s eccentric editor-at-large is the poster girl for the most outré new styles. The eponymous stylist is currently in Puglia celebrating Brian Atwoods week long birthday party, along with 100 other models, Anna keeps up up to date on the blow by blow of her party life. During fashion week her Instagram account is a feast of catwalk and sidewalk video/photo feed, as she takes on the challenge of the most unpredictable trends.
Hamish Bowles, @hamishbowles US Vogue editor-at-large Hamish Bowles instagram is best described as a zany mix of art, architecture and snaps of himself posing in outlandishly coloured tailoring, and is always inspiring.
Lauren Santo Domingo, @thelsd If only our life was as glamorous as Lauren Santo Domingo’s… The co-founder of Moda Operandi’s Insta feed is like an insiders view into the private world of the excessively rich and fashionable.
Pat McGrath, @patmcgrathreal Make-up master McGrath is in high demand over the international fashion weeks (Stella McCartney, Gucci, Versace, Dior and Victoria Beckham all call upon her services) so tune into the beauty auteur’s trend prescriptions each coming season.
Carine Roitfeld, @carineroitfeld The former Vogue Paris editor and fashion tastemaker’s Instagram is a carefully curated collage of street style portraits, fashion shoots and illustrations by Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson. Love.
Mert Alas, @mertalas One half of photography duo Mert and Marcus, Mert Alas is on the fashion inner circle. He holidays with Kate and Naomi, cosies up with the likes of Penelope Cruz post-shoot, parties with the biggest designers and works for the world’s best fashion brands, meaning his Instagram is great for sneak previews of upcoming work.
Gucci Westman, @gucciwestman The make-up artist you want to be BBF (backstage best friends) with. Married to Rag and Bone designer David and BFF with Jennifer Aniston, Westman just oozes cool – even when she’s not doing the fashion week circuits for Revlon, for whom she is global artistic director. Log on to her aesthetically pleasing feed for teasers on the looks she’ll be creating for upcoming catwalk shows.
Giancarlo Giammetti, @privategg The partner of Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti uses his Instagram to share his most treasured pictures of famous friends past and present (check out this #tbt to a Valentino finale in 1972), a nostalgic look at Valentino archive pieces, as well as give us an eye into his wonderful life with the designer – which seems to be one constant holiday. .
Giovanna Battaglia, @bat_gio Vogue Japan senior fashion editor and all-round street style beauty, Giovanna Battaglia is a real fashion insider. From glorious holidays, to behind-the-scenes looks at her latest shoots, this lady puts the fun into fashion.
Zanna Roberts Rassi, @zannarassi Zanna Roberts Rassi is one busy lady. Not only is she Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor, E! News and TODAY show fashion correspondent, she’s also a new mother to twins. But she’s one of our favorites to follow for outfit inspo, and excels in accessories.
Katie Hughes, @katiejanehughes Nail-artist Hughes arrived on the fashion scene with a social media frenzy that a beauty brand loves – which is exactly why she was signed by nail company Butter London. As its ambassador Hughes flies around the world tending to model nails at the leading shows, but somehow still finds time to upload photos of her latest designs (nail art included) despite her busy backstage diary.
Who What Wear, @whowhatwear Beautiful images and a mine of style inspiration at your fingertips, literally. What more could you want?
Naomi Campbell, @iamnaomicampbell Campbell’s Instagram page is every bit as glamorous as you would expect. Exotic holidays with famous friends, behind-the-scenes snaps from the parties and a healthy dose of selfies.
Alexa Chung, @chungalexa The style maven gives good Instagram. From shameless selfies , to shots of friends, places, doodles, parties and clothes, she lives the life you’d expect from a style ambassador.
Eva Chen, @evachen212 Chen is the editor-in-chief of US magazine Lucky, and it’s easy to see why. Her Instagram page is full of fashion. From in-car shots of her daily shoe and bag choice to the latest from the international front row and press days, Chen is a prolific poser making her all the better to follow for a regular fashion hit.
The Coveteur, @thecoveteur Founded in 2011 by childhood friends Erin Kleinberg and Stephanie Mark, The Coveter is the online destination for style voyeurs all over the world. The site peeks into the homes and closets of the world’s foremost tastemakers, style mavens and fashion personalities, and its Instagram feed offers a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the lustworthy shoots. Add to that plenty of posts direct from The Coveteur’s cooler-than-cool offices and its trendy founders and you’ve got a feed that’s a veritable feast for the eyes.
Nick Knight, @showstudio_nick_knight Nick Knight, who is also the founder of online fashion platform SHOWstudio, has mastered the super-quick snap app to create what are surely some of the most breathtaking images, particularly of his beloved garden roses. But it’s not all flowers, Knight also offers a glimpse into his working life, from curating shows to shooting super stars from SHOWstudio.
Miroslava Duma, @miraduma Petite Russian fashion editor Miroslava Duma (she’s just 5ft) has taken the street style scene by storm. As such, she’s not afraid to post full-length selfies, giving daily wardrobe inspiration. She’s also incredibly well connected, so you’ll find video snippets and snaps of the links of Natalia Vodianova and Christopher Bailey nestled between her snaps of social soirées, must-have items and exotic holidays.
Derek Blasberg, @derekblasberg Man-about-town Derek Blasberg is a journalist by trade but a partier and celeb-befriender by nature. He’s also very witty and makes you wish you had his skills at socializing. There’s a healthy mix of famous faces (Alexa, Rosie, Naomi, Georgia, Kate, Carine, Karl, Karlie need we go on?) interspersed with tasty fashion titbits. If it’s happening, it’ll be on Blasberg’s feed.
Edward Enninful, @edward_enninful
Edward Enninful is a British fashion stylist, the style director of W magazine and the 2015 recipient of the BFC Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator. The man has the midas touch and, from the looks of his instagram, is always in the company of the biggest names in fashion.