Published on September 4th, 2013 | by gatsbyadmin0
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: September 5th, 2013
It’s that time of year again – just as you’re getting out your fall clothes, all the greats of the fashion world are getting ready to present their collections for spring 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Manhattan.
The shows start Thursday September 5th and run through Sept. 12th, with the major fashion hub at Lincoln Center, where some 75 designers will strut their stuff in the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. But many others are heading downtown, with Jason Wu abandoning the former church on the Upper East Side for a spot on Mercer Street. Even Calvin Klein is moving his gig to the brand new Spring Studios in TriBeCa, having shown in its garment center headquarters for five years.
And though it all may seem like one big frivolous happening, a recent study by Fordham University found that more than $860 million is pumped into New York as a result of Fashion Week. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City of New York are honoring designer Elie Tahari with a proclamation declaring September 4 “Elie Tahari Day,” in celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary. The boys at Badgley Mischka will be busy, busy on Sept. 10 as they put on their famously glamorous show in the morning, and later open their first Manhattan store at 64th and Madison Avenue with a glitzy party.
Some designers presenting their spring 2014 collections include: Diane Von Furstenberg, Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger, Oscar De La Renta, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Rachel Zoe.
Also check out this countdown to Fashion Week video: