A New Crop of Fashion Muses

Design Tracker| Fashion designers are sending out Spring 2010 fashion on the New York runways. Controversy and questions track New York’s fashion industry every step of the way this season. Simply stated, huge numbers of American women have stopped buying clothes for many reasons.

Yesterday’s WSJ features the emerging relationship between bloggers with no fashion training — but often a very good eye or style sensibility — who are directly influencing the fashion industry.

Tavi Gevinson, age 13, has a front-row seat at Rodarte’s New York Spring 2010 show.Meet Tavi Gevinson, an eighth-grader in a Chicago suburb. As a muse to Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Tavi is New York bound, sitting with her father next Tuesday at the Rodarte show for New York Fashion Week.

“Tavi makes you think about things differently, makes you see things differently,” says Kate, a designer whose line mixes classic styles with edgy accents.

Read Fashion’s Secret Helpers. Wall Street Journal

Style Rookie Tavi Gevinson’s blog