The New Year signifies fresh beginnings and limitless possibilities ahead. For the fashion industry, it also means the latest collections will soon make their debut, giving designers a platform to present the next chapter in their story. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2013 Collections is just a few weeks away, and IMG Fashion, producers of the event, announced the preliminary line up of emerging talent, established brands and returning designers who will take center-stage at Lincoln Center, February 7-14, 2013.
“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is truly the world’s stage for international designers to introduce their collections to the American market and establish relationships with a global audience of media and industry professionals. The Fall 2013 Collections are particularly exciting as we see leading American designers return to the runway alongside some of the brightest emerging brands from around the world, such as ICB by Prabal Gurung, Monika Chiang, Ruffian, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela and Brandon Sun,” said Jarrad Clark, Global Director of Production, IMG Fashion Events and Properties.
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2013 Collections will include: Nicholas K, Todd Snyder, Bcbgmaxazria, Richard Chai, Adashi Shoji, candela, concept korea, czar by cesar galindo, Project Runway, Carmen Marc Valvo, Noon by Noor, Nautica, Monika Chiang, Rebecca Minkoff, Tommy Hilfiger, Nicole miller, Charlotte Ronson, Academy of art university, Parkchoonmoo, Ruffian, Marissa Webb, Lacoste, Jill stuart, Son Jung Wan, Mara Hoffman, Rafael Cennamo.
Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Katya Leonovich, Monique Lhuillier, Venexiana, Lela Rose, Dkny, Tracy Reese, Trina Turk, Custo Barcelona, Diane von Furstenberg, Joanna Mastroianni, Vivienne Tam, Zac Posen, David Tlale, Ralph Rucci, Emerson, Icb by Prabal Gurung, Mathieu Mirano, Carolina Herrera, Pamella Roland, Donna Karan New York, Hernan Lander, Kaufmanfranco, DL1961.
Reem Acra, Tory Burch, J.Crew, Steven Alan, Badgley Mischka, Vera wang, Jenny Packham, Adeam , Naeem Khan, Dennis Basso, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, Vantan Tokyo, bibhu Mohapatra, Brandon Sun, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Rachel Zoe, j. Mendel, Milly by Michelle Smith, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Anna Sui, Clover Canyon, Zang Toi, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein collection.
"The start of the new year brings exciting change and positive momentum to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with a line-up of amazing designer talent showing this coming February," says Stephanie Zimmer, Manager of Brand Experience Marketing at Mercedes-Benz USA. "We are as excited as ever to see what unfolds on the runways at Lincoln Center, as we roll out an entirely new Mercedes-Benz vehicle to the luxury segment."
Over 100,000 guests will walk through Lincoln Center, while millions of fashion followers tune in around the world to get a glimpse of the shows and the stars. In a recent study by Fordham University, it was estimated that $40 million dollars are annually contributed to the Lincoln Center area from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week guests, solidifying the event as a key supporter of the local economy.
Title sponsor Mercedes-Benz is joined by DHL, American Express, Maybelline New York, TRESemmé, Style Network, WGSN, Fiber One Bars and Beck’s Sapphire as well as the following media outlets: The New York Times, Women's Wear Daily and Getty Images.