Daniel R. Wilson Toronto

The Faces of LGFW: Daniel R. Wilson, social media whiz

From PR pros to runway stomping models, there are lots of different types of people who make LG Fashion Week go 'round. For the next five days, I'll be writing about some of them. Today, the social media whiz.

Name: Daniel R. Wilson, 26
Day job: Social Media Coordinator for LGFW
Twitter: On the clock: @LGFWbyFDCC. After-hours: @DanielRWilson

Why you should care:
Wilson knows everything about anything at LGFW. He's the inside man, floating quietly from show to show, chatting with designers and meeting the press - that sort of thing. He's also interacting with all 3,800-plus followers on the official LGFW Twitter account, a number he's helped increase since signing on about a month or two ago. Daily — or minute by minute, rather — Wilson is focused on typing out fresh commentary for each show (yes, all 40-something of them), tweeting fashion-related links, and spreading need-to-know info like show time updates. By night, the task is updating blog posts. He's also good about retweeting audience reactions for the ultimate 360-experience, and his prime Twitpic-ing seat at the end of the runway results in stellar shots (see here and here, for example) of all the greatest looks. So go ahead, interact with him and the FDCC.

During LGFW, you find it hard to... Absorb everything to give people what they want
LGFW is like... Summer camp; you run into everyone
Day 2, your favourite show: Lovas
The Canadian designer that needs to show here: Renata Morales
Plans after LGFW? Write a novel [but not about fashion week]

Wilson's Toronto hit list:

Where to shop: Public Butter, 69 Vintage, and Holt Renfrew
Where to eat: St. Lawrence Market for fresh ingredients to make your own meal
Where to hang: No One Writes to the Colonel
Where to hide: The Village
Where you call home: Little Italy

Photo by Jesse Milns


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