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Fashion Net 2013
|Type of site||Fashion|
|Owner||Fashion Net Inc.|
Fashion Net is an online hub for fashion aimed at style conscious consumers. It was founded by Stig Harder in 1994 in Paris, France, now headquartered in New York. Launched in January 1995, Fashion Net was Internet's first fashion site.
Internet in the mid-1990s
In the mid-1990s, the Internet was still largely a research network populated by academics. But the strong appeal of this entirely new medium was made evident by the pioneering efforts of fashion's early online entrants and the quick adoption by both independent and established fashion publishers - designers and visual artists soon followed. As Nick Knight — possibly the very first fashion photographer to embrace the Internet — succinctly put it, it showed great potential over "yet another glossy picture in a magazine."
Like Lumière Magazine, also founded by Stig Harder, Fashion Net helped establish a new media platform for fashion publishing and was frequently mentioned in the media, including The Guardian, The New York Times, Vogue, and BBC.
- Harper's Bazaar. July, 1995. p. 144
- The Guardian. 1995. "Netwatch" by Jack Schofield. p. 5
- The New York Times. January 21, 1996. p. 32
- Vogue. October, 1995. p. 176