|Photography by Stefania Yarhi|
Over 100,000 guests will walk through Lincoln Center, while millions of fashion followers tune in around the world to get a glimpse of the shows and the stars. MBFW will kick off on Wednesday, February 6th with a special ribbon ceremony at the amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street.
It's a year of comebacks at Lincoln Center. After six years off the runway, Kenneth Cole makes his return for Fall this Thursday taking center stage on opening night of fashion week. The second comeback is Justin Timberlake! He wanted to "bring sexy back" and he will. JT is returning to the airwaves collaborating with Tom Ford for "Suits and Tie" - Ford designed his album cover look and video ensembles.
It's going to be a busy week for fashion & mommy bloggers, 5thandJane, with every morning the looming question "What am I going to wear today?", "How am I going to rock this outfit in this weather?", and "How can I be in two places at once?". But who can complain when there are fashion shows and parties to attend. With an average of 12 shows a day, there is a lot of fashion to see.
There will be a first for fashion week with Project RunwaySeason 11 returning with a twist that throws 16 eager designers into a panic when they discover they will be participating in the series' first ever Team Edition. Kate Spade is celebrating an important milestone with her 20th year, and will throw a "Happy Birthday" bash with a fashion week party.
MBFW will include NICHOLAS K, BCBGMAXAZRIA, RICHARD CHAI LOVE and RICHARD CHAI MEN’S, TIMO WEILAND WOMEN’S, TADASHI SHOJI, SERGIO DAVILA, CONCEPT KOREA, CZAR BY CESAR GALINDO, CARMEN MARC VALVO, NOON BY NOOR, NAUTICA, REBECCA MINKOFF, NICOLE MILLER, ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, PARKCHOONMOO, RUFFIAN, LACOSTE, JILL STUART, SON JUNG WAN, MARA HOFFMAN, HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA, KATYA LEONOVICH, MONIQUE LHUILLIER, VENEXIANA, LELA ROSE, TRACY REESE, CUSTO BARCELONA, DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, JOANNA MASTROIANNI, VIVIENNE TAM, RALPH RUCCI, EMERSON BY JACKIE FRASER-SWAN, ICB BY PRABAL GURUNG, CAROLINA HERRERA, PAMELLA ROLAND, KAUFMANFRANCO, BETSEY JOHNSON, REEM ACRA, BADGLEY MISCHKA, VERA WANG, JENNY PACKHAM, NAEEM KHAN, DENNIS BASSO, VANTAN TOKYO, BIBHU MOHAPATRA, MICHAEL KORS, NANETTE LEPORE, RACHEL ZOE, J. MENDEL, MILLY BY MICHELLE SMITH, FALGUNI AND SHANE PEACOCK, ANNA SUI, ZANG TOI and B MICHAEL AMERICA - what a mouthful...
But there's no better way to end fashion week with Valentine's Day and two of my favorite men, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.
Here's to an amazing week of fashion, parties, and air kisses!