NY fashion week kicks off Spring/Summer 2013 collections
NEW YORK (AFP) - The Spring/Summer 2013 collections start coming down the runways on Thursday when New York fashion week shifts into high gear with nearly 300 shows and presentations over eight days.
Nicholas K, BCBG Max Azria, Richard Chai and Japan's Tadashi Shoji are among the first to show at Lincoln Center, ground zero for a dizzying array of events around Manhattan.
Veterans on the schedule include Helmut Lang on Friday; Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta on Monday and Tuesday, and Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein when fashion week winds up next Thursday.
Younger designers and labels are prominent as well, among them Jason Wu on Friday; Alexander Wang and Altuzarra on Saturday; Thakoon, Zac Posen and Rad Hourani on Sunday; Phillip Lim on Monday; and Rodarte on Tuesday.