Mercedes Benz Fashion Week : New York

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Fashion Week is over in New York and London Fashion Week is in full swing. I am still reeling from my experience this past week. I have lived in New York all of my life but I have never been to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week before this year. I had been to many fashion shows but never a grand show like the one they do at Lincoln Center.

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The Idea of Fashion week started back in 1943 and was held under white tents in Bryant Park. This made it possible for fashion journalists to showcase American designers. In 2010 the tents were moved to Lincoln Center. The admission to shows at New York Fashion Week is typically by invitation only. I never thought I would be able to go to a show much less receive and invite!

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I hosted a Fashion Night Out Dinner this season and met a group of women from Michigan who were in town to see the shows. They were not the most fashionable but they did work in the retail industry. This sparked something inside of me. How could they come all the way from Michigan and see a show and I was right down the road and didn’t even try!

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I had previously tried to gain tickets before the season began with no luck. I read blogs and did my research. Unfortunately again I reached a dead end. By the middle of the week I had lost all hope to attend a coveted show. Then I received a message from a very good friend. You guys may remember meeting Oyin the first entry into my style directory column.

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Not only did I get to see a show at Lincoln Center I got into two shows! It was everything and more! I can’t even begin to express in words the emotions I felt sitting alongside the massive runway. I couldn’t even soak everything in and we were off to our next show!

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I look forward to attending more shows in the future and never intend to miss another show ever again! I want to thank Oyin again for extending the invitation. I hope you guys enjoyed the recaps I was able to share in my two previous posts on Erin Fetherston and the iiJin Collections for Fall/Winter 2015. Hopefully I will be able to cover more shows soon! My next big show will be London Fashion week, it has definitely been added to my bucket list!

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