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How to Prepare for New York Fashion Week
Whether you work in the fashion world or are just an admiring onlooker, New York Fashion week is about to kick off. It's a crazy seven days for fashion designers, editors, buyers, merchandisers, and anyone working in and around the industry. If you want to stay up to date on your New York Fashion Week news, it's important to stay in the know of the people and brands to look out for, and when and where to look for them. Let this be a guide to all things fashion week preparation, and how you can stay up-to-date from the comfort of your couch.

The Schedule

Big names include Erin Fetherston and Tome on Thursday, Betsey Johnson and Nicole Miller on Friday, Rebecca Minkoff, Hervé Leger, and Monique Lhuillier on Saturday, Derek Lam and Prabal Gurung on Sunday, Tommy Hilfiger and Jeremy Scott on Monday, Badgley Mischka and alice + olivia on Tuesday, Suno, Michael Kors, DKNY, and J. Crew on Wednesday, and Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein closing the week on Thursday.

Labels to Keep Your Eye On

Alexander Wang recently left his post at Balenciaga to focus on his eponymous label, making this an extra special show with even more pressure to succeed. On the flip side, Donna Karan recently stepped down from her post as Creative Director of DKNY, making everyone curious to see where the line will go without its ringleader. Another high stakes show will be J. Crew, as the line has recently been under scrutiny with decreased sales and interest, putting quite a bit of pressure on Jenna Lyons to step it up.
Other emerging lines with increased interest to watch out for include Tanya Taylor, Rosie Assoulin, Mansur Gavriel, and Baja East.

Who to Watch For Street Style

Fashion week is also a time to look out for the styles being worn outside the tents, by fashion week attendees and street style icons alike. Newcomers on the street style scene to watch for include Claire Beerman, Carmen Manzano, Cecilia Musmeci, and Gilda Ambrosio. Many of my street style stars will also be at the fashion week tents, and will no doubt be dressed in their fashion-forward best.

How to Keep Up... Online

With Style.com recently folding under the Vogue.com umbrella, Vogue Runway is promising just as good (if not better) live-action updates of fashion week. For blogs that give personalized takes on the work of many designers, check out fashionista, Man Repeller, WhoWhatWear, or follow my collection, Fashion Industry Insight, for reviews and opinions on select designers, shows, and street style at fashion week.
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