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

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.
“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week continues to put the world’s leading fashion designers and brands center
stage” says Peter Levy, SVP and Managing Director, IMG Fashion Worldwide. “Each season the event
evolves as a showcase for established and up-and-coming designers. We are excited about this season’s
lineup and are eagerly looking forward to welcoming all of our guests.”
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.“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York is internationally recognized as the premier industry event
to showcase cutting-edge fashion,” said Lisa Holladay, Manager of Brand Experience Marketing for
Mercedes-Benz USA. “The excitement is building in anticipation of what will hit the runways from many
talented and well-known designers showing this season.”
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.For more information please visit

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