As summer starts to wind down, the fashion industry is finalizing its plans to show the world what’s in store for next spring.
This September, the Spring 2015 Collections will celebrate the people and places that will inspire us in the year ahead. The New York Collections showcase the most diverse roster of designers from every corner of the world.
From September 4-11, 2014, we will see more than 80 shows, presentations and special events usher in the new season at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. New York has become the hub for international designers looking to debut their designs on the same runways as leading American brands.
This season, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has designers from 12 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Israel, Italy, Korea, Spain and the United States, along with 15 designers making their MBFW debut.
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“New York City is the style capital of the world and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week epitomizes the entrepreneurial heartbeat and culture that makes this city so vibrant,” said Jarrad Clark, VP and Global Creative Director, IMG Fashion Events & Properties. “We have established American brands like BCBGMAXAZRIA, Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier, Nanette Lepore and Nicole Miller showing on the same runways as international heavyweights Custo Barcelona, Lacoste and Zimmermann. In addition, the next generation of global artists from August Getty and Francesca Liberatore to LIE SANGBONG and TOME, will all unite under the tents at Lincoln Center, making MBFW a sensational showing of established and emerging designers from every corner of the world.”
The Spring 2015 Collections will include: NICHOLAS K, CUTECIRCUIT, BCBGMAXAZRIA, RAOUL, RICHARD CHAI, SUPIMA, JAY GODFREY, TADASHI SHOJI, DESIGUAL, TOME, MARISSA WEBB, TODD SNYDER, MESKITA, GRUNGY GENTLEMAN, FASHION LAW INSTITUTE, STELLA NOLASCO, PROJECT RUNWAY, MARK AND ESTEL, ZIMMERMANN, CARMEN MARC VALVO, TRINA TURK, REBECCA MINKOFF, SAUNDER, NICOLE MILLER, MONIQUE LHUILLIER, CHARLOTTE RONSON, AUGUST GETTY, CROWN BY COLIN KING, RUFFIAN, LACOSTE, LIE SANGBONG, SON JUNG WAN, ALON LIVNÉ, MARA HOFFMAN, HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA, LUIS ANTONIO, MALAN BRETON, ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, ANYA CALIENDO, VENEXIANA, FASHION SHENZHEN, DAVID TLALE, CZAR BY CESAR GALINDO, KATYA ZOL, DKNY, CUSTO BARCELONA, ETXEBERRIA, VIVIENNE TAM, FASHION SHENZHEN EXHIBIT, NANETTE LEPORE, NANETTE LEPORE PRESENTED BY MARIST COLLEGE, PARKCHOONMOO, LELA ROSE, CAROLINA HERRERA, TAORAY WANG, TOMMY HILFIGER, ANGEL SANCHEZ, DENNIS BASSO, FRANCESCA LIBERATORE, GEORGINE, DONNA KARAN NEW YORK, REEM ACRA, LIBERTINE, OUDIFU, TORY BURCH, J.CREW, VIVIENNE HU, BADGLEY MISCHKA, MM6 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA, NOON BY NOOR, CONCEPT KOREA, DIESEL BLACK GOLD, JENNY PACKHAM, NAEEM KHAN, PEDRO DEL HIERRO MADRID, PAMELLA ROLAND, SKINGRAFT, ZANG TOI, THE ART INSTITUTES, MICHAEL COSTELLO, FALGUNI AND SHANE PEACOCK, BIBHU MOHAPATRA, BOSS, BETSEY JOHNSON, CLOVER CANYON, ANNA SUI, RICARDO SECO, ERIN FETHERSTON, B. MICHAEL AMERICA, RALPH LAUREN, J. MENDEL and ART HEARTS FASHION PRESENTED BY AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION.
Last February, IMG Fashion introduced a series of event and venue upgrades to better each designer’s experience and make the industry’s day-to-day planning and reporting even simpler. This season, those upgrades continue with the introduction of a newly revamped Salon. The Salon will now offer designers the ability to customize the runway setting in tandem with flexible seating schemes that allow them to better tell their brand story and vision. Similar to the newly launched Pavilion, the Salon offers the flexibility of downtown spaces while allowing designers to capitalize on the critical mass at Lincoln Center.
Title sponsor Mercedes-Benz is joined by DHL, American Express®, Maybelline New York, TRESemmé, Samsung Galaxy, E! Entertainment, PANDORA, WGSN, eBay, The New York Times as well as Women’s Wear Daily and Getty Images.