As summer nears its end, the start of the international fashion week season is just around the corner. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the first major stop in the circuit of fashion’s most influential events, is gearing up for a week full of top international designers and the next generation of emerging talent, to take center stage at Lincoln Center.

“The Spring 2013 Collections are shaping up to be a much talked about season, with a large amount of our most renowned designers returning, and many up and coming designers making their runway debut,” says Christina Neault, Executive Producer, IMG Fashion. “One of the best things about the shows in September is the picturesque weather that makes the whole city come to life. The energy of the week is truly palpable as you walk throughout New York City."

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013 Collections will include the following designers: Nicholas K, Bcbgmaxazria, Kaelen, Richard Chai, Chadwick Bell, Tadashi Shoji, Monika Chiang, Supima, The Art Institute Of New York City, Fashion Law Institute, Project Runway, Concept Korea, Noon By Noor, Walter, Rebecca Minkoff, Pamella Roland, Tommy Hilfiger Men’s, Nicole Miller, Charlotte Ronson, Elle Fashion | Next, Todd Snyder, Academy Of Art University, Parkchoonmoo, Ruffian, Marissa Webb, Lacoste, Jill Stuart, Son Jung Wan, Nina Skarra, Mm6 Maison Martin Margiela, Mara Hoffman, Marlon Gobel, Rafael Cennamo, Hérve Léger By Maz Azria, Katya Leonovich, Vlov Qing Qing Wu, Monique Lhuillier, Venexiana, Lela Rose, Dkny, Tracy Reese, Erikson Beamon, Custo Barcelona, Diane Von Furstenburg, Carmen Marc Valvo, Y-3, Timo Weiland, Zang Toi, Zac Posen, Chado Ralph Rucci, Emerson, Norisol Ferrari, Joy Cioci, Carolina Herrera, Carlos Miele, Farah Angsana, Donna Karan New York, Angel Sanchez, Reem Acra, Chris Benz, Joanna Mastroianni, Mathieu Mirano, Tory Burch, J.Crew, Brandon Sun, Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang, Jenny Packham, Diesel Black Gold, Naeem Khan, Candela, Osklen, Falguni Peacock, Bibhu Mohapatra, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Rachel Zoe, J. Mendel, Fotini, Milly By Michelle Smith, Whitney Eve, Anna Sui, Clover Canyon Vivienne Tam, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein Collection. As well, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will be home to the 9th Annual Style Awards, taking place on September 5th.

“This season’s list of designers participating in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is a testament to the strength of the fashion industry.” said Stephanie Zimmer, Manager of Brand Experience Marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA. “Mercedes-Benz is a supporter of fashion initiatives in over 30 countries and we are proud to continue supporting Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. It is the marquee event and this season is shaping up to be an exciting spring collection as the fashion community waits in anticipation for the unexpected designs that will be shown.”

The Theatre, Stage, Studio and Box will once again be home to the 80+runway shows and presentations, making Lincoln Center the heartbeat of the city for the eight days of fashion events. Throughout the week, numerous entities including the Lincoln Center Business Improvement District and Stone Rose Lounge, the Official After-Party Venue of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, will be hosting events, parties and promotions to welcome the 100,000+ industry professionals to the city and neighborhood.

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