New York Fashion Week, recently branded as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, is a semiannual fashion week held in New York City and it’s upcoming Spring 2010 Pret a Porter Fashion Week will be held September 10–17, 2009.
Despite industry’s economic doldrums, a few designers are adding an extra show for Spring 2010. Ralph Lauren, Phillip Lim and Richard Chai are doing two separate shows this season. Thom Browne, is also back on schedule with not one but two shows.
As far as Bryant Park newcomers are concerned, Doo.Ri and Isaac Mizrahi are joining Derek Lam, Tory Burch, and Erin Wasson to give a large presentation using the largest tent space in the span of one season.
Michael Angel will kick off the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week followed by BCBGMAXAZRIA, Duckie Brown, Cesar Galindo, Ports 1961, Cynthia Steffe, Yigal Azrouel, Charlotte Ronson, Nicole Miller, African Fashion Collective, Georges Chakra, Venexiana, Lacoste, Andy & Debb, Academy of Art University, Chado Ralph Rucci, Christian Siriano, Vivienne Tam, Lela Rose, DKNY, Thuy, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Diane Von Furstenberg, Custo Barcelona, Rebecca Taylor, Tuleh, Carolina Herrera, Carlos Miele, Jill Stuart, Tracy Reese, Donna Karan, Yeohlee, Tadashi Shoji, Tony Cohen, Badgley Mischka, Gottex, Brian Reyes, Toni Maticevski, Pamella Roland, MAX AZRIA, Dennis Basso, Willow, Tibi, Narciso Rodriguez, Toni Francesc, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Milly by Michelle Smith, Anna Sui, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Trias, Calvin Klein, Chocheng, Argentinean Designer Collections and Tommy Hilfiger.
Rachel Zoe, arguably America’s best stylist, will be unveiling her first accessories line with QVC at New York’s Fashion Week. Famous for her styling of Micsha Barton, Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan and Betsey Johnson, Zoe’s line will include jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, bags and a “ton of stuff”.