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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is Très Chic

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Until a couple years ago, I thought that it was perfectly acceptable to wear brown and black together and owned nothing but tee shirts and cargo shorts. In fact, I wore a graphic Dr. Pepper tee in my senior pictures. (Mom was thrilled.) Needless to say, I am no expert on fashion.

Luckily, Mercedes-Benz has quite a different fashion background. Every year, the luxury automaker hosts the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which is the international site for latest developments in the fashion industry. It only makes sense that the world’s most attractive cars would play host to the world’s most attractive fashion.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

This year, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will kick off on September 5, 2013, and will run through September 12, in New York City, center-stage at the Lincoln Center.

So just what happens at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (other than a lot of “Girl, that is so vintage! Très belle.”)? Christina Neault, Executive Producer, IMG Fashion Events and properties, explained the event in detail in the press release:

“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week truly embodies the global scale of the fashion industry and highlights the limitless boundaries of design. A leader in the global fashion event circuit; Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York has the highest number of international designers who choose to make this Event the home for their Collection debuts. As well, with three fashion schools and numerous emerging designers presenting alongside their established colleagues, Lincoln Center is the place to discover the next rising star.”

A large number of world-renowned designers will be in attendance (although I’m told that Fruit of the Loom won’t be able to make it this year). Below is an entirely too comprehensive list of those who will be in attendance. (Don’t worry, I’ve only heard of three of them too.)

Nicholas K BCBGMAXAZRIA Richard Chai Supima
Tadashi Shoji Candela Desigual Marissa Webb
The Art Institute of New York City Fashion Law Institute Zimmermann Project Runway
Carmen Marc Valvo Noon by Noor Nautica Rebecca Minkoff
Nicole Miller Argentine Designers Todd Snyder Elle Fashion|Next
Academy of Art University Mark + Estel Ruffian Rafael Cennamo
Lacoste Jill Stuart Son Jung Wan Mara Hoffman
Malan Breton Hervé Léger by Max Azria Katya Leonovich Charlotte Ronson
Monique Lhullier Venexiana Lela Rose DKNY
Tracy Reese Custo Barcelona Trina Turk Diane von Furstenberg
Joanna Mastroianni Y-3 Vivienne Tam Zac Posen
Ralph Rucci Ricardo Seco Emerson by Jackie Frasier-Swan Mathieu Mirano
Rubin Singer Carolina Herrera Tommy Hilfiger Pamella Roland
Hache Czar by Cesar Galindo Concept Korea Donna Karen New York
Falguni and Shane Peacock Reem Acra Kaufmanfranco Libertine
Tory Burch J. Crew Steven Alan Badgley Mischka
Vera Wang Janny Packham Diesel Balck Gold Adeam
Naeem Khan Dennis Basso Alon Livné Zang Toi
MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Shenzhen Bibhu Mohapatra Brandon Sun
Michael Kors Nanette Leopre Rachel Zoe J. Mendel
Clover Canyon Milly by Michelle Smith Betsey Johnson Anna Sui
Anya Caliendo Osklen B. Michael America Ralph Lauren
Calvin Klein Collection


I may not know much about high fashion, but here are a few of my favorite Mercedes-Benz models to drool over.

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Don’t forget to tune in for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this September, and for the love of God, take off that sweater. It is so two seasons ago.

  • Timothy MooreManaging Editor

    Timothy Moore hails from Dayton, Ohio, and tries to bring that Midwestern flavor to his writing. (But as it turns out, no one really likes the Midwestern flavor.) He has been covering the auto industry for years, with several national auto shows under his belt, but he’s been writing about lots of other things (like dragons and Mickey Mouse and cows drowning in milk) since he was just a tot. Outside of the land of cars, Timothy enjoys watching The Office and consuming excessive amounts of peanut butter and beer, and is on the board of an up-and-coming Dayton theatre company called The Playground. And when he’s not on stage (or three jars into a peanut butter binge), Timothy spends time with his mischievous dog, Greyson. See more articles by Timothy.