Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week takes place from September 4-11 and is undoubtedly the most prominent stage in the world when it comes to fashion presentations of the Spring/Summer 2014 lines of major designers. The majority of shows are held at the Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side, but with New York being such a major fashion hub presentations and events occur throughout the city. There are a host of presentations, events, parties and buzz galore. Major shows this year include the Project Runway showcase at 10 a.m. on Friday September 5, Charlotte Ronson at 7:30 p.m. on Friday September 5, Erin Fetherston 6:30 p.m. September 10. Carolina Herrera September 8 at 10 a.m. and Badgley Mischka at 10 am on Tuesday September 9. Can’t score tickets to shows? Don’t worry they’ll stream them live on http://mbfashionweek.com.
Some people worry that the real purpose of fashion week has gotten lost in the shuffle at Lincoln Center, with overcrowding and too commercial an atmosphere; they compare the center to a circus. A host of designers have started staging shows away from the hectic Lincoln Center and even into Brooklyn, which is quickly becoming a hub of fashion activity during New York Fashion week. This past winter, Alexander Wang staged a fashion event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard that received critical acclaim and buzz. as.
What to do post fashion show? Hit up one of the many after parties that are hosted around the city the celebrations continue well until the early morning.
MADE Fashion Week is giving Mercedes Benz Fashion Week a run for its money and many of its shows are based out of Milk Studios (450 W 15th St). MADE fashion week caters to emerging designers and is a great place for a designer just getting their footing to gain more global reach. For the latest in emerging Brooklyn-based designers to follow check out our blog posts on Brooklyn emerging Designers.