2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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The first of 2014’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weeks in NYC officially kicked-off in grand old style this week. Running from 2/6-2/13 the bi-annual run-thru of upcoming fashions is centered (as it has been many a year now) in “the tents” set-up at Lincoln Center, but there’s also shows off site (Alexander Wang is at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for example).

Of course even the layman will have heard of the fashion houses coming to Manhattan to show; Nicole Miller, Carolina Herrera, Naeem Khan (and many more) but this year there is a notable exception in Rachel Zoe cancelling her show due to too many other commitments and that fact that her new son is simply too young to travel to the Big Apple …just yet.

This Fashion Week is supposedly full with a grand diversity in models; a wide variety of ethnicities are said to be represented in the women who walk the runways as well as there being a goodly amount of plus-sized ladies among the throng.

Beyond this evolved ethos though, the designers, as usual, were out to out do one another.

Betsey Johnson models twirled, those infamous twin designers The Blonds had their models sporting perfectly round gold beehives and one dressed as Tweety Bird and another an astronaut. Ralph Lauren had ladies wearing sunglasses; Thom Browne seemed to have plucked models from the cast of The Walking Dead and Kate Spade’s Spring/Summer line revealed models in striking ‘retro’ winged eyeliner.

And this was all just in the first week.

While cities like Milan, Paris and London battle for supremacy in world culture very few can argue that New York City is the mega for all things hip and this bi-yearly Fashion Week certainly makes for lots of news in magazine and websites across the world. There is another week to go and surprises are sure to pop up, celebs will be posing for paparazzi and all manner of fashionistas and fans will be making predictions. For now we simply wanted to give you a taste of what’s been going on.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2013 New York City

mercedes-benz-fashion-week-ny-ss-2013Down at Lincoln Center the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2013 big doings were running away (on the runway) and around town this first week of Sept. and will still run into the 2nd. Bulging beyond big tents in Lincoln Center (where currently there is a lawsuit afloat to have Fashion Week not return there) some designers hold their showings far from the center of the hubbub in High Line Park to art galleries (this year also marks the end of the infamous Fashion Night Out free for all). And then there are the parties, dinners and get together’s post the runaway shows every bit as important to attend as the fashion shows themselves.

Let’s get right to some of the highlights, shall we?

Showing for the first time this year are designers Desigual and AllSaints, while New York’s own Eden Miller presents her own premier of sorts unveiling the first ever plus-sized collection to appear during Fashion Week.

Tommy Hilfiger held his what used to be evening show before 12 noon at Pier 94.

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Also on hand were Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Rebecca Minkoff, Jenni Kayne and many others.

None other than Lady Gaga showed At The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media awards, Kelly Osbourne hosted a live streamed online show that featured Janelle Monae. And of course legions of fans and execs who don’t fly into town catch what they can on Facebook, YouTube, off of designer’s sites and streaming live-as-it-happens on Twitter and Instangram.

And if you can still get in by the time you read this, hit the end of the event big wingding Calvin Klein party celebrating designer Francisco Costa’s 10th year.

I just wanted to give you a smattering, as the week progresses I will regale you to the specific of trends and also the skinny on the future of NYC fashion week, you might just be surprised at what experts have to say about it all.

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