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Welcome to Fashion Week Online

Since 2011, fashion month’s top influencer. 

Founded in February 2011 (originally as Fashion Week Dates), Fashion Week Online is the first website wholly dedicated to organizing the international fashion week calendar, hosting live streams from the “Big 4,” and helping promote and demystify fashion week for the press and general public.

Our goal has always been the same: to champion diversity, popularize and promote fashion week, and give emerging designers the ability to be seen and discovered.

(Photo: Horst P. Horst, 1979)
(Photo: Horst P. Horst, 1979)

“There’s only one very good life, and that’s the life you know you want, and you make it yourself.” – Diana Vreeland

About Us


P.A. Lopez, Editor-in-Chief and Men’s Fashion Editor

Pablo Starr (@pablo.fwo) is owner of FWO and RNWY, founder of the A.I. Rights Institute, and author of RNWY: A Novel. He sponsors several children in Kenya and serves as personal assistant to Supervising Editor Beauty (@officialbeautystarr).


Director of Events and Brand Partnerships

Lori Riviere is the owner of one of the top event production, experience, and PR agencies, with offices in New York, Miami, and LA. She has worked on shows for New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, and Miami Swim Week, among others, and is the go-to source for fashion weeks and government agencies all over the world looking to up their game and get on the global stage. An expert source for fashion and beauty brands looking to grow their presence in the US market, she has joined the Fashion Week Online team to help brands find the perfect way to make a splash using Fashion Week Online’s unique and popular platform. When she is not mapping out amazing plans for brands to grow market share, she is sharing recipes, outtakes from her life in NYC and #momfails with her toddler on Instagram @loririviere.


Chris Lavish, RNWY USA / FWO Global Digital Director

Never Under The Influence. Always Influencing.© Monsieur Lavish resides in downtown Manhattan, blogging vegan food, street style, and designing clothes for personal use. Instagram @nyclavish. Email: chrislavish(at)fashionweekonline(dot)com. (more)


Virtual Reality Development Director

VR Development Director Naomi Alabi is a veteran fashion week producer and owner of Street Fashion Week. You can follow her @iamqueennaomi

Nanae Matsuoka, Editor-in-Chief of FWO Japan and RNWY Japan

Nanae has helmed the digital divisions of various top luxury fashion brands as one of the youngest in the field. She is obsessed with high streetwear and contemporary style. She now helms FashionWeekOnline.JP and RNWY.JP. @nanae_matsuoka.

Lisa Panke, European Director

New York, London, Paris, Milan … Lisa calls the Big 4 her home. After 4 years writing and leading the international office for Fashiola, the Netherlands’ biggest fashion search engine, she now covers the shows and latest must-haves from fashion weeks worldwide. (more)


Claire Stemen, Beauty Editor

Claire Stemen likes to think and write about fashion as a vital form of communication. She loves clothing and the way we style ourselves, despite always buying the same black turtleneck over and over again. You can find her on Instagram @claire_stemen, or or at clairestemen.com. (more)


Julia Roberts, Communications Manager

A journalism student at The King’s College in NYC, Julia enjoys watching fashion shows, writing, and adventuring. You can find her on Instagram at @julialroberts14.

Eila Mell, Associate Editor / New York

Eila is one of the book industry’s “go-to” fashion authors. She recently worked with Heidi Klum and Harvey Weinstein on the official book of the hit TV series Project Runway. She also wrote the book New York Fashion Week: The Designers, the Models, the Fashions of the Bryant Park Era. (more)

Laura De Rochas, Milan Editor

Laura De Rochas, FWO Senior Editorial Director and Menswear Editor, is obsessed with Italian style and has interviewed designers and icons such as Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2, Daizy Shely, Rosella Jardini, Gianni Fontana, and many more. (more)


Ilina Luthra, India Editor

Born and brought up in Delhi, Ilina Luthra has her eyes on runways across the world and prefers spending her spare time buried in fashion books. She spent a large part of her young life working in the Indian fashion industry and promises to present critiques as honest as the day is long. (more)


Kasey Buchsbaum, Fashion & Lifestyle Editor

Born and raised in Clearwater, Florida, Kasey is currently a student at Pace University studying Integrated Marketing Communications. She is loving the city life and exploring all the fashion opportunities NYC has to offer. You can find Kasey at @kasey_claire.


Lareina Sun, PR Manager

Lareina is a Global Business student at Fordham University with a minor in Fashion Studies. Although currently residing in Manhattan, she was proudly made in China and spent most of her years in Qingdao, the city she calls home. Besides fashion, Lareina loves taking random pictures with her point-and-shoot camera, going to indie concerts alone, and hanging out at vintage stores. Find her on Instagram @lareina_sun.

World's Best Interns

Katelyn Conroy

Katelyn Conroy is a Fashion Business Management student currently at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she is enjoying her adjustment to becoming an honorary New Yorker. Katelyn has an obsession with coffee, reality TV, and all things fashion. You can find Katelyn @katelyn.conroy.


Samantha Bergeson

Samantha Bergeson is currently a student at New York University studying Journalism and Cinema Studies. A San Francisco native, Samantha is embracing the New York life. Find Samantha at @samberglou.


Beauty, Editor of Special Projects

In addition to supervising live-streaming runway shows, Beauty is known for her uncanny ability to entertain both happy and angry emotions simultaneously. A Los Angeles transplant, she resides in the West Village of New York, is allergic to chicken, and drools when happy.


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