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Prêt-À-Poundo: Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week 2013 NYC Preliminary Line Up

Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week 2013 presents New York Fashion Week from February 7th to February 14th at Lincoln Center.


*David Tlale surrounded by models during New York Fashion Week S/S 13 at Lincoln Center (source: Reuters)

Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week 2013 will be presenting New York Fashion Week from February 7th to February 14th at Lincoln Center. The designers showcased will play a key role for the next Fall trends. Today IMG Fashion, producers of the event, announced the preliminary line up of emerging talent, established brands and returning designers.

“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, the Global Director of Production at IMG Fashion Events and Properties.

From Africa, we'll have previous OKA feature David Tlale (South Africa) who'll be showcasing his latest collection for the third time at New York Fashion Week, and also the famous designer Max Azria (Tunisia/France).

*Max Azria show during New York Fashion Week S/S 13 at Lincoln Center (source: Reuters)

Here's the incredible list of international designers the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2013 Collections will include: NICHOLAS K, TODD SNYDER, BCBG MAX AZRIA, RICHARD CHAI, TADASHI 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, KAUFMAN FRANCO, 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.

Check out the schedule here.

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