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Meet The Back-Row Superfans Who Bring The !!! To NYFW

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    By now, you're probably familiar with the caste system at Fashion Week: top-tier editors and celebs in the front and the rest of the crowd in the back. But here at R29, we believe the back row is where all the action is — that’s where you’ll find the real superfans with the purest love of fashion.

    From Lois Fenton, a men's style writer who took notes from the back row of Christian Siriano, to Octavia Thompson and Asha Jackson, whose industry professor surprised them with tickets to their first show, the people you're about to meet will remind you of two things: 1. Fashion Week is an experience and 2. the seat you sit in is in no way correlated to your love of fashion.

    Keep up with #BackRowIsBest on our Instagram account @R29Fashion as we get to know the intriguing, fashion-obsessed, and downright stylish attendees occupying the back rows. You never know who you might find.

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