There's no avoiding it: social media has become not just a hobby or pastime — it's part of our everyday lives, including our jobs. In the fashion world, this is even more obvious; top models have millions of Instagram followers, and even designers are changing what they do for Instagram. So when I had the chance to talk to fashion insiders at last night's WSJ Magazine Innovators Awards, my mind immediately went to the innovation that has changed the way the entire industry works, for better or worse.
Controversy over the reality behind social media has left many questioning the benefits, but according to these four insiders, it's not all bad. In fact, there are plenty of benefits that come from the rise of sharing sites like Instagram. From Victoria's Secret model Martha Hunt to designer Thakoon Panichgul, read on for a refresher on exactly what social media means to some of the most important people in fashion.