New York, NY, United States (CNS) – The Fall 2011 collections of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York ended with the L.A.M.B. show by musician and designer Gwen Stefani and Ivana Helsinki’s vision for the coming winter. The second season of shows at Lincoln Center saw over 85 onsite shows, among them 16 new designers that showed for the first time, as well as 16 associate members presenting in other locations.
Over the course of eight days of Fashion Week, designer runway shows and presentations were hosted by established brands and emerging designers. Among the established designers showing at Fashion Week were ChristianSiriano, Ruffian, PerryEllis, Farah Angsana, Norman Ambrose, Rebecca Taylor, Rebecca Minkoff, Tommy Hilfiger Men’s, Nicole Miller, Cynthia Rowley, Academy of Art University, Venexiana, General Idea, Binetti, Jill Stuart, Prabal Gurung, Vivienne Tam, Mik Cire, Charlotte Ronson, Toni Francesc, Derek Lam, Timo Weiland, Lela Rose, DKNY, Calvin Klein Collection Men’s, Tory Burch, Yoana Baraschi, Max Azria, Diane von Furstenburg, Cynthia Steffe, Carmen Marc Valvo, Custo Barcelona, Behnaz Sarafpour, Tommy Hilfiger, Zang Toi, Jenny Packham, Carolina Herrera, Carlos Miele, Tracy Reese, Donna Karan New York, Monique Lhuillier, pamella roland, Betsey Johnson, Chado Ralph Rucci, Sergio Davila, Trias, Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang, Jen Kao, Diesel Black Gold, Bibhu Mohapatra, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Dennis Basso, J. Mendel, Tibi, Frank Tell, Narciso Rodriguez, Mackage, Yigal Azrouël, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Herchcovitch; Alexandre, Adrienne Vittadini, Milly by Michelle Smith, Helen Yarmak, Allegri, Anna Sui, Odd Molly, Elie Tahari, b michael America, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein Collection Women’s, Elene Cassis, Naeem Khan, L.A.M.B. and Ivana Helsinki.
The newcomers to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week included Allegri, Callula Lillibelle, Christian CotaElene Cassis, Frank Tell, G-Star RAW, GUiSHEM, Irina Shabayeva, Joy Cioci, LUBLU Kira Plastinina, Maisonette 1977, Porter Grey, Sachin + Babi, Son Jung Wan, Tess Giberson and VACCA.
Celebrities spotted at the event to lend their support for their favorite designers included Matthew McConaughey, Debra Messing, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Bette Midler, Alan Cumming, Emma Roberts, Fergie, Kanye West, Joan Rivers, Julia Stiles, Jerry Seinfeld, Petra Nemcova, Kelly Osbourne, Kelly Rutherford, Samantha Ronson, Amanda Hearst, Kim Kardashian, Iman, Veronica Webb, Katrina Bowden, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lo Bosworth, Angelica Huston, Sean Lennon, Russell and Angela Simmons, Olivia Palermo, Michelle Trachtenberg, Karolina Kurkova, Gabrielle Union, Denise Richards, Lauren Bush, Greta Gerwig, Nigel Barker, Mena Suvari, Kristin Chenoweth and Joan Rivers.