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Friday- NYC Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Kickoff!


Hopefully, everyone was out tonight at the official Fashion Night Out- international. Top retailers had special events from San Francisco to New York. Madrid to Paris officially kicking off the start of the Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week.

Mercedes Benz NY Fashion Week starts tomorrow. And for those of you that want to understand a bit of the history here are some interesting facts:

  • 1943, Eleanor Lambert created the first know fashion week called ” Press Week”
  • 1993 the CFDA ( Council Fashion Designers of America), Chief Fern Mallis decided to bring the tents to Bryant Park and make it known as Fashion Park.
  • Minimum cost for show starting at 50k and up
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz became the permanent official sponsor naming NYC, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
  • Up until recently, only press, retail buyers and celebrities would attend the shows.

If you need to get up to speed to see the interesting evolution of fashion week, I highly recommend watching the documentary , ” The Tents”. It provides interesting insight from top fashion executives such as : Stefano Tonchi, Hal Rubenstein, Fern Mallis and Suzy Menkes.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/19836187″>The Tents Trailer 2</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/marcuskjones”>Marcus K Jones</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

And for most people who can’t attend, make style.com your best friend. In today’s world, a lot of designers have live streaming or post directly after the show. My guess is in the future, it will become a consumer event. IMG who now owns it will profit more this way and designers will have even more of an incentive. But then shipping dates will have to change. Let’s see how it unfolds….

Who is your favorite NYC designer??

Until We Speak Chic,

Jill Siefert

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easy reading is damn hard writing

State of the Art

The Saffronart Blog

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Clothing, shoes, accessories, and beauty products on a budget

Bucket List Publications

Indulge- Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences

StyleCaster

Style News and Trends

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