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DALLAS, Aug 8, 2007 / FW/ — Fashionistas woke up this morning with the announcement from IMG World, produces of Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week New York, that 65 designers will be showing their Spring 2008 collections under the tents at Bryant Park.

Slated on Sep 5 – 12, 2007, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, widely known as New York Fashion Week, will once again be held at the iconic tents of Bryant Park, heralding the latest creations from American and international designers as editors, journalists, photographers and fashionistas flock to tent to review the Spring 2008 collections.

 “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has become a pillar in the fashion industry, serving as the platform where trends emerge which are emulated around the world,” said Fern Mallis, SVP of IMG Fashion in a statement “We have many talented designers returning this season, in addition to the emerging talents who are eager to make their mark in the industry.” 

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off with Nautica and is followed by BCBGMAXAZRIA, Perry Ellis, Toni Maticevski, Abaeté, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Erin Fetherston, Duckie Brown, Nicole Miller, L.A.M.B and Venexiana during the first day.

The second day features Lela Rose, Miss Sixty, Carlos Miele, Nary Manivong, Cynthia Steffe, Badgley Mischka, Atil Kutoglu, Yeohlee, Terexov, Gottex, Heatherette, and Akiko Ogawa,

On Friday, Sep 7, Ports 1961, Vera Wang, Tracy Reese, Chaiken, MaxAzria, J.Mendel, Buckler, MetLife Snoopy in Fashion and Sabyasachi hit the runway.

During the weekend, Lacoste, Twinkle, Temperley London, Rosa Cha, Y-3, Rebecca Taylor, Diesel, Academy of Art University, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Willow, Peter Som, Michael Kors, Richard Chai, Reem Acra, Diane Von Furstenberg, Pamella Roland, Z Zegna, Tuleh, and Nicholai headline the list.

Monday, Sep 10 finds Lyn Devon, Carolina Herrera, Nanette Lepore, Jill Stuart, Milly by Michelle Smith, Luca Luca, Anna Sui, Joanna Mastroianni, and Marc Bouwer taking their bows.

The next day, TIBI, Carmen Marc Valvo, Monique Lhuillier, Naoki Takizawa, Betsey Johnson, Dennis Basso, Calvin Klein, Naeem Kham, Custo Barcelona, Zac Posen, and Jayson Brunsdon are the stars of the show.

Donna Karan Collection, Anne Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Tadashi close the week with their latest collections.

According to the same announcement, the iconic Bryant Park Tents will house three venues this season: The Promenade, The Salon and the largest venue, The Tent. Over the course of 8 days, it is estimated that more than 100,000 people will pass through the tents to attend shows, meet and greet, do interviews and see the business of fashion being done from morning to night.

For more information, please log on www.mbfashionweek.com/newyork

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