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Style Coalition’s Fashion 2.0 Awards

You might not have scored front-row tickets to upcoming New York Fashion Week, but if you follow the right people on Twitter, you might feel like you did. Social media and technology puts fashion at the college girl’s fingertips. Rather than forking over $4 for Vogue, you can gain access to the latest and greatest in fashion just by keeping your finger on the social media pulse of designers, editors, and models.

Fashion and social media go together like peanut butter and jelly. Some of the biggest names in fashion have hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook and Twitter, which is why Style Coalition celebrated the union of the two industries last night with the third annual Fashion 2.0 Awards. The award ceremony focused on highlighting online brands in fashion who are using social media and branding in particularly innovative ways.

Style Coalition’s group of fashion bloggers (which included Gala Darling – she’s incredible!) presented awards to winners chosen through online voting. Here are the night’s big winners!

Best Twitter: @dkny
Best Facebook: Bergdorf Goodman
Best Corporate Blog: DKNY
Visionary Award: Gilt Groupe
Best Website: Marc Jacobs
Best Mobile App: Tiffany & Co. Engagement Ring Finder
Best Video: Prada Spring/Summer 12 campaign
Next Big Thing in Tech: Instagram
Top Innovator: Kate Spade

The night’s major highlight was the keynote address by legendary fashion designer Norma Kamali. A fashion powerhouse since the 1960s, she explained how she’s harbored a fascination with technology since she used an early model of a computer at an office job in the mid-sixties. She’s been at the forefront of fashion technology ever since.

“It’s no longer about innovative fashion, but about how we tell the story through social media and technology,” she says.

What do you think, collegiettes? Do you agree with Kamali’s statement?

Originally from Boston, Hannah is now a sophomore at New York University and loves life in the big city. Her favorite things include poking fun at celebrities on Twitter, yoga, leopard print shoes, Frank Sinatra, and her little sister Julia. Hannah was Her Campus's first editorial intern in Summer 2010 and has since continued her involvement with HC as the High School Editor and head of the High School Ambassador program. She is a former Seventeen and Huffington Post intern, where she researched and wrote about celebrities and once made lunch for Kylie Jenner. Read her short-form ramblings at @hannahorens.