|NEW YORK-The buzz over Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's new home at Lincoln Center has many chicsters feeling like the first day of school is approaching. Well, allow The Daily to introduce your upcoming class schedule. Over 90 designers will participate in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, in four different locations: the Theatre, the Stage, the Studio, and the Box, a smaller presentation space. "We are tremendously excited about our new home at Lincoln Center and overwhelmed by the response of so many designers who will be showing with us as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this season," said Peter Levy, senior vice president and managing director of IMG Fashion. "The opportunity to facilitate such a large number of shows and events within the new footprint of the event bodes very well for the new location."
Clearly, designers are feeling similarly enthused. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will welcome many talents to its stages, new to the event from last season: Betsey Johnson, Bibhu Mohapatra, Bill Blass, Buckler, Cynthia Rowley, Derek Lam, Jenny Packham, L.A.M.B., Rosa Cha, Ruffian, VERRIER, Vivienne Tam, Zang Toi, are all showing their collections at Lincoln Center alongside the usual heavyweights like Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, Max Azria, Diane von Furstenberg, and Tommy Hilfiger. Expect further announcements in upcoming weeks.
And as for the full list of MBFW's 2010 designers (so far)? Here you go: Herve Leger by Max Azria, Diane Von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Carlos Miele, Vera Wang, Rosa Cha, Max Azria, Bibhu Mohapatra, Dennis Basso, Luca Luca, Sophie Theallet, Tibi, Narciso Rodriguez, Nicholas K, Project Runway, Malandrino, Toni Maticevski, Richard Chai, Anne Bowen, Ruffian, Christian Siriano, Bensoni, Farah Angsana, VERRIER, Concept Korea, Richie Rich, Tadashi Shoji, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Duckie Brown, Michael Angel, Buckler, EDITION Georges Chakra, Ports 1961, Alexander Berardi, Academy of Art University, Lacoste, Binetti, Cynthia Rowley, Prabal Gurung, ADAM, Yoana Baraschi, Vivienne Tam, Mik Cire, Charlotte Ronson, Z Spoke by Zac Posen, Venexiana, Derek Lam, Timo Weiland, Lela Rose, DKNY, Rebecca Taylor, Rebecca Minkoff, Trias, Global Glam Collection, Custo Barcelona, Tommy Hilfiger, Vassilios Kostetsos, William Tempest, Jenny Packham, Diesel Black Gold, Tracy Reese, Donna Karan Collection, TonyCohen, Monique Lhuillier, Yeohlee, Herchcovitch;Alexandre, Betsey Johnson, Perry Ellis, Elie Tahari, Monique Pean, Badgley Mischka, Toni Francesc, Bill Blass, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, General Idea, Adrienne Vittadini, Gottex, Milly by Michelle Smith, Odd Molly, Anna Sui, Mackage, Zang Toi, Ralph Lauren, Andy & Debb, Isaac Mizrahi, Davidelfin, Argentina Group Show, Calvin Klein Collection Women's, J. Mendel, Rebecca Moses, Naeem Khan, L.A.M.B. and IVANA Helsinki will all be a part of the lineup, which brings in an average of 232,000 attendees each year. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runs from September 9-16. See you there