New York Fashion Week

Independent and branded fashion shows and champagne-soaked events will sprout up all over Manhattan September 4–11 to celebrate the ­international clothing collections for spring. The biggest, most prestigious of them all remains Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (mbfashionweek.com) at Lincoln Center. The artistry, beauty and emotion conveyed in the span of a 20-minute catwalk can be stunning. If you miss the New York shows, just jump on a flight to one of the other major ­fashion events happening shortly afterward in London (September 12–16), Milan, Italy (September 17–23) and Sydney, Australia (September 24–27). The camera flashes can be blinding, so don’t forget your sunglasses. 

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