Thursday, August 4, 2011


Press Release

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Announces Preliminary Lineup For Spring 2012 Collections

Lincoln Center will host impressive roster of
new and returning designers for third season

L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 fashion show. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

New York, NY (August 2, 2011) - The Spring 2012 Collections are upon us and IMG Fashion announced today its impressive lineup of designers showing their collections at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park from September 8th-15th 2011. Hundreds of thousands of fashion industry professionals, insiders and VIP’s will descend upon New York City for eight days of shows and presentations by some of the world’s leading fashion designers.

“New York City is the fashion capital of the world, and from September 8th-15th Lincoln Center will become the heartbeat of the city,” says Peter Levy, SVP Managing Director, IMG Fashion Worldwide. “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the city’s single largest media event, is proud to offer some of the biggest names in fashion, as well as young and emerging talent, an unsurpassed platform to debut their Spring 2012 Collections.”

Carolina Herrera Spring 2011 fashion show. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

“This season’s diverse lineup of designers is a testament to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Lincoln Center’s ability to create a world stage for the fashion industry to showcase everyone from the well established brands to the future stars,” said Lisa Holladay, Manager of Brand Experience Marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA. “The scope and support of the event continues to evolve and with it comes new opportunities and benefits for those involved.”

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will present the following designers: Nicholas K, Porter Grey, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Richard Chai, Supima, Candela, Tadashi Shoji, EMERSON, Project Runway, Luca Luca, General Idea, Rebecca Taylor, Mara Hoffman, Tommy Hilfiger Men’s, Nicole Miller, Joy Cioci, Concept Korea, Cynthia Rowley, Academy of Art University, Falguni Peacock, Ruffian, Lacoste, Pink Tartan, Jill Stuart, Son Jung Wan, ADAM, Vivienne Tam, Farah Angsana, Honor, Charlotte Ronson, Monique Lhuillier, Rafael Cennamo, Venexiana, Katya Leonovich, Lela Rose, Derek Lam, DKNY, Tracy Reese, L.A.M.B., Diane von Furstenberg, Jen Kao, Y-3, Odd Molly, Custo Barcelona, Tommy Hilfiger, Timo Weiland, Jenny Packham, Callula Lillibelle, Carolina Herrera, Carlos Miele, Rebecca Minkoff, Donna Karan New York, VLOV, Yeohlee, Norman Ambrose, Betsey Johnson, GUiSHEM, Perry Ellis, J.Crew, Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang, Diesel Black Gold, Bibhu Mohapatra, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Argentine Designers, Zang Toi, Pamella Roland, Tibi, Narciso Rodriguez, Malan Breton, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, J. Mendel, Chado Ralph Rucci, Milly by Michelle Smith, Anna Sui, Elie Tahari, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein Collection, MADE IN AFRICA: by ARISE MAGAZINE, Elene Cassis and Naeem Khan.

Designer Paola Ivana Suhonen walks the runway with models. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

This season, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is especially proud to host an impressive number of new and emerging designers showing for their first time at Lincoln Center. They include Candela, EMERSON, Falguni Peacock, Pink Tartan, Honor, Rafael Cennamo, Katya Leonovich, VLOV and J.Crew.

Each season over 100,000 guests attend Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Three runway venues, the Theatre, Stage, and Studio offer designers an optimal space to show their latest collections. The Box offers designers the versatility of a presentation space in a more intimate atmosphere, allowing them the ability to custom build a set in line with their artistic vision. Additionally the Courtyard hosts a variety of presentations and events throughout the week.

Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is located at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, between West 62nd and 65th Streets & Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. Attendees are provided with convenient transportation and access to the event via subway, bus, taxi and car service. By subway, the 1 train goes directly to the 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station as well as the A, C, B, D service to the 59th Street/Columbus Circle stop. By bus, the M5, M7, M10, M11, M66 and M104 lines all stop within one block of the Lincoln Center campus. Cars can pick up and drop off at the main steps between 63rd and 64th Streets on Columbus Avenue or on Broadway at West 65th Street. In addition, there will be a taxi stand on Columbus Avenue between 62nd and 63rd Streets and a designed waiting area for car pick up on 65th Street.

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz 

Title sponsor Mercedes-Benz is joined by DHL, American Express®, Maybelline New York, TRESemmé, W Hotels Worldwide, Fiber One® Bars, ideeli and FIJI Water as well as as well as the following media outlets: The New York Times, Women's Wear Daily and Getty Images.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is an IMG event.
Source: MBFW Press Materials

The Spring 2012 Collections will take place September 8th -15th, 2011.



All photos © Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz

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