Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Wrap Up


That’s a wrap guys.  The Lincoln Center’s second Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week hosted over 85 onsite shows with 16 new designers.  They hosted an additional 16 offsite shows as well.  For the It’s All Style To Me Top 20 Picks in Menswear click here.  “This was an outstanding season,” said Peter Levy, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of IMG Fashion Worldwide. “We are delighted at the close of the second season at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center and excited that we continue to grow with each season. As the Fall 2011 collections are coming to an end, we already look forward to the shows in September.”

Fashion Shows and Presentations:

The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection, Nicholas K, Porter Grey, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Richard Chai,Duckie Brown, Luca Luca, Mara Hoffman, Tadashi Shoji, Eva Minge, ChristianSiriano, W Hotels Global Glam, Irina Shabayeva, Ruffian, Tess Giberson, PerryEllis, Farah Angsana, Norman Ambrose, Rebecca Taylor, Rebecca Minkoff, Tommy Hilfiger Men’s, Nicole Miller, Joy Cioci, Cynthia Rowley, Academy of Art University, Venexiana, General Idea, Binetti, Jill Stuart, Prabal Gurung, ADAM, MANDY COON, Vivienne Tam, Mik Cire, Charlotte Ronson, Maisonette 1977, G-Star RAW, Toni Francesc, Derek Lam, Timo Weiland, Lela Rose, DKNY, Calvin Klein Collection Men’s, Tory Burch, Yoana Baraschi, Max Azria, Diane von Furstenburg, CYNTHIA STEFFE, Y-3, Carmen Marc Valvo, Custo Barcelona, Behnaz Sarafpour, Tommy Hilfiger, Zang Toi, Jenny Packham, Callula Lillibelle, Carolina Herrera, Carlos Miele, Tracy Reese, Donna Karan New York, Sachin+Babi, Monique Lhuillier, pamella roland, Betsey Johnson, Chado Ralph Rucci, GUiSHEM, Sergio Davila, Trias, Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang, Jen Kao, Diesel Black Gold, Bibhu Mohapatra, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Dennis Basso, J. Mendel, Tibi, Frank Tell, Narciso Rodriguez, Mackage, Yigal Azrouël, VACCA, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Herchcovitch;Alexandre, Adrienne Vittadini, Milly by Michelle Smith, Helen Yarmak, Allegri, CHRISTIAN COTA, Anna Sui, Odd Molly, Elie Tahari, b michael America, Ralph Lauren, Son Jung Wan, Calvin Klein Collection Women’s, Elene Cassis, Naeem Khan, LUBLU Kira Plastinina, L.A.M.B. and Ivana Helsinki.  The newcomers to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week included Allegri, Callula Lillibelle, CHRISTIAN COTA, Elene Cassis, Frank Tell, G-Star RAW, GUiSHEM, Irina Shabayeva, Joy Cioci, LUBLU Kira Plastinina, Maisonette 1977, Porter Grey, Sachin + Babi, Son Jung Wan, Tess Giberson and VACCA.

Celebrities in Attendance:

Matthew McConaughey, Debra Messing, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Bette Midler, Alan Cumming, Emma Roberts, Fergie, Kanye West, Joan Rivers, Julia Stiles, Jerry Seinfeld, Petra Nemcova, Kelly Osbourne, Kelly Rutherford, Samantha Ronson, Amanda Hearst, Kim Kardashian, Iman, Veronica Webb, Katrina Bowden, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lo Bosworth, Angelica Huston, Sean Lennon, Russell and Angela Simmons, Olivia Palermo, Michelle Trachtenberg, Karolina Kurkova, Gabrielle Union, Denise Richards, Lauren Bush, Greta Gerwig, Nigel Barker, Mena Suvari, Kristin Chenoweth, Joan Rivers and many others.

It’s All Style To Me:

I had the good fortune of attending the Evolving Influence Conference hosted by Independent Fashion Bloggers at Milk Studios, Marlon Gobel (Backstage), Ruffian, Perry Ellis, Buckler, Pink Tartan, Anton Kandinsky Gallery Opening with Tribute to Alexander McQueen, Simon Spurr, Zang Toi, Carlos Miele, Callula Lillibelle, Barbara Tfank, Sergio Davila, Trias, Herchcovitch;Alexandre, Adrienne Vittadini (Backstage), Dax Gabler, and Allegri 40th Anniversary Party.   I also chatted with some interesting people including Susie Bubble, Patrik Ring and the gang from Bloglovin’, Joe Zee, The Sartorialist, Nick Wooster, David Karp of Tumblr, Anton Kandinsky, Marlon Gobel, Carol Alt, Niki Taylor, Philip Bloch, Chanel Iman, Wyclef Jean, Brothers of Brazil, June Ambrose, Harriete Cole, Joe and Kimberley Newport-Mimran, Jack & Lazaro of Proenza Schouler, and Lara Stone.

Big thanks to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City for the press pass and to the PR agencies who connected with invites!  I had a great time.  See you in September.


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