The Brief: High Fashion Twitter, hf twitter, or HFT is an online community that's centered around the world of high fashion.
High Fashion Twitter, typically stylized as “ht twitter” is an international online community dedicated to discussing the world of high fashion. This subculture is made up largely of young people, many of whom are students in fashion or design. Unlike many mainstream fashion magazines and industry members, hf twitter is known for delving deep into the fashion world’s flaws: discussing cultural appropriation, greenwashing, unethical labor practices, sexual assault and harassment allegations, and more. It’s also a place where people can share memes, designs, mood boards, and other fashion-related musings.
With a similar amount of devotion as Stan Twitter, #HFT is a community of people who want to share information and opinions about fashion on their own terms. Also like Stan Twitter, this community is known for participating in beef, cancel culture, and other aggressive online tactics. hf twitter has faced its fair share of criticism for sometimes being a platform for problematic opinions and online interactions including a fetishization of eating disorders and the perpetuation of Eurocentric beauty standards.
After the 2020 Met Gala was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hf twitter organized an online virtual gala to take place for 24 hours on Monday, May 4.
High Fashion Twitter has its own magazine: The Artémis Magazine. Examples of accounts that are heavily engaged in #HFT include @laqerfeld, @tearcessation, @senam, @DECOUTURIZE, @thegirlinmiumiu, and @pughatory.
i love that hf twitter is actually becoming like a fashion capital. we have the met gala, a magazine, thousands of amazingly talented designers, stylists, journalists, etc.
— b (@diorraddicts) April 30, 2020
Hf twitter help me out! I need to identify this (Gucci?) bag that was seen on Carry Bradshaw in Sex and the City… pic.twitter.com/2Uelfg2zOx
— Dries Vriesacker (@DriesVriesacker) April 23, 2020
high fashion twitter after seeing why Prada is trending on twitter pic.twitter.com/3HBwPpEuag
— charlie ☾ (@gothfishy) April 28, 2020
remember when hf twitter was just tweets like “me when the poison I put in my sugar daddy’s glass of chardonnay hits him and he dies a horribly painful death” w a video of kylie jenner applying lip gloss attached
— kenna suede (@soywhore) April 27, 2020
I love hf twitter cause someone can legit just be like “Tuesday 🤍🕊“ and we’ll be like YESSS!! and go on about our day
— a (@beigeandparis) April 29, 2020
why has a lot of hf twitter turned into bullies? we are a place of acceptance and creativity. not bringing down one another wtf?
— ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* ✧*:･ﾟ✧ (@busymindf) April 29, 2020
— samantha (@DECOUTURIZE) February 7, 2020