Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Announces Preliminary Line-up for Fall 2012 Collections

NEW YORK, Jan 10, 2012/ — Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week announced today the preliminary schedule for the Fall 2012 Collections, taking place February 9 to 16, 2012 at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park.

The lineup of designers for the event will bring the fashion industry’s elite to Lincoln Center for the fourth season, as fashion fans will brave the winter cold outside to catch a glimpse of their favorite editors, designers, celebrities, stylists and models attending the by-invitation-only shows.

The preliminary lineup of designers this season includes: Nicholas K, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Kaelen, Richard Chai, Honor, Tadashi Shoji, Candela, Chadwick Bell, PARKCHOONMOO, Concept Korea, General Idea, Rebecca Taylor, Brandon Sun, Rebecca Minkoff, Nicole Miller, Katya Leonovich, Charlotte Ronson, Academy of Art University, Ruffian, Lacoste, Porter Grey, Jill Stuart, Son Jung Wan, Mara Hoffman, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Vantan Tokyo, Vivienne Tam, Monique Lhuillier, L.A.M.B., Venexiana, Lorena Sarbu, Lela Rose, DKNY, Tracy Reese, Joy Cioci, Custo Barcelona, Diane von Furstenberg, Y-3, Carmen Marc Valvo, Mathieu Mirano, Timo Weiland, Jenny Packham, Carolina Herrera, Carlos Miele, Zang Toi, Emilio Cavallini, Donna Karan New York, Reem Acra, Norman Ambrose, Betsey Johnson, Leather Japan 2012, J.Crew, Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang, Bibhu Mohapatra, Fotini, Naeem Khan, Dennis Basso, Pamella Roland, Tibi, Haus Alkire, Narciso Rodriguez, EMERSON, Whitney Eve, Michael Kors, Rochambeau, Nanette Lepore, Joanna Mastroianni, J. Mendel, Suzanne Rae, Milly by Michelle Smith, Farah Angsana, Anna Sui, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein Collection.

In addition to the excitement taking place on the runways, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will also continue its commitment to the local community by engaging local businesses and supporting educational initiatives.

Working together with the Lincoln Square BID, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week once again welcomes the Fashion Plate and Crew Cuts promotions to support local restaurants and businesses in the surrounding area.

A recent study by Fordham University estimated that $40 million in direct economic impact was generated annually in the 10-block radius around Lincoln Center by the vendors, staff, and guests. As well, through its continuing partnership with the New York City Housing Authority and with the support of event vendors, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is able to continue to offer employment opportunities to public housing residents through the course of the week.

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

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