New York presents next fashion trends

New York presents next fashion trends

NEW YORK - Agence France-Presse
New York presents next fashion trends

Models pose at Kaelen Presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Highline Hotel on Sept 3. AFP photo

The first 2015 spring/summer fashion week of the season opened in New York yesterday with designers pushing the boat out like never before and Ralph Lauren unveiling his collection in Central Park.

The week-long fest of glamor, style and celebrity endorsement will see frenzied fashionistas high-tail it across the city, squeezing in more than 270 back-to-back shows from morning until night.

Dominated by big U.S. designers led by Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang, emerging talent from Europe, Asia, Russia and the Middle East will snip at the sidelines, hoping for their big break. Around 30 small shows have already been held, often chances for emerging designers to make their first big American splash such as Russia’s Alina German and Israeli-born Daniel Silverstain on Sept. 3.

Tommy Hilfiger has promised an “exclusive digital program” on Sept. 8 and Ralph Lauren is to unveil his Polo collection in Central Park, a first.

The enfant terrible of American fashion, Jeremy Scott, is expected to team up with pop star Miley Cyrus, the queen of publicity and veteran of racy stunts.