Style.com offers some of the best runway coverage in the industry, providing both a written review as well as photos of entire collections. The site has databases that anyone can search to find pictures and reviews on designers or runway shows. These databases are rivaled by few and are exceptionally thorough.

By scrolling over the Fashion Shows tab on the navigation bar, you can select menswear, designer directory, a recent season, such as fall 2012 ready-to-wear, or the power search, which allows you to search the databases for a specific photo. There are numerous routes to take in your search.

Search by season: This is usually the first place someone might begin their search. Many people understand that the spring fashion weeks present the fall collections. In the spring, someone looking for the most recent show would know to search under fall or pre-fall. Fall, resort, couture and menswear are a few of the season options.

Search by gallery category:  All shows have a written review and a photo gallery of the complete collection. The details gallery has close-up pictures of shoes, bags and other details in the runway show. Front row has pictures of celebrities and other noteworthy guests. Beauty includes backstage pictures of the models’ hair and makeup. All the galleries appear as thumbnails or can be opened into a slideshow, which is consistent with the rest of the website.

Many of the shows also have a video tab. The runway show videos show segments from the show, an interview with the designer, and interviews with fashion critics or guests at the show. “Move it” is another video option, which gives the viewer the option to see every look in motion during the slideshow along with the stills.

Search by designer: The most common way to explore the database is by selecting which show you would like to see by a designer. For example, someone who wants to see the latestProenza Schouler show would select that in the “All Shows” category.

Proenza Schouler fall 2012 ready-to-wear is one show that offers many options in the database. It has the written review and complete collection, but also the details, video, front row, beauty and photo wall categories.

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