New York Fashion Week by the Numbers: 4 Fascinating Facts

Mary Peffer

New York Fashion Week is just around the corner. And while most fashion girls are looking forward to seeing the breathtaking designs unveiled and what our favourite style icons will be wearing to the shows, it’s rare we get a glimpse statistics on fashion week. Strange, right? Luckily for us, Skylight recently published a study reporting offering up just that. Let’s dive right in.

According to data sourced from Forbes, WSJ, Nielson Company, and more, the hashtag #NYFW was used an astronomical 31.6 million times in 2015. While, sure, we all love Instagram, this information is surprising, because it’s practically 15 times the viewership. That’s right, roughly 125,000 people attend the shows in person, and a little over 2 million indulge in live streams. So, while we know we can’t all be there IRL, we’re clearly interested in the photos.

Another interesting fact revealed by the data? On average, the amount any given designer spends on a show ranges between $200,000 and $1,000,000 USD. And the amount they pay out for A-list celebrities to attend their shows is reportedly up to $100,000 USD. Yes, you read that right; that totals half the amount some designers spend on their entire NYFW production.

Want even more access to fashion week from home? Matt Lever’s fashion week photo book offers a rare insider look, with a foreword by journalist and fashion week veteran Suzy Menkes.

What do you think of these NYFW statistics? Are they what you expected? Sound off in the comments!

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