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Models and designers prepare for fashion week

Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 01:38

Sept. 4 - The fashion world descends on New York to view the new Spring/Summer 2014 collections. Alicia Powell reports.

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As the runways go down and lights go up, the fashion world prepares to arrive in New York for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. This year 91 designers, including Badgley Mischka, will showcase their Summer/Spring 2014 collections during the eight-day event. The veteran design duo will present their line on the same day they open their first Manhattan boutique. James Mischka joked about the potentially stressful day. SOUNDBITE: James Mischka, designer, saying (English): "No stress at all. Opening the store the same night as our fashion show. So it's like, it's going to be a big day for us." As the pair took time to check out the final details of the store, which will house everything from accessories to bridal, the upcoming show wasn't far from their minds. SOUNDBITE: James Mischka, designer, saying (English): "Can't give too much information but it's going to be a happy, sunny, bright collection." Finding the perfect models to wear their looks down the runway, starts with modeling agencies. Scott Lipps, the founder and CEO of 'One Management' says he's always excited about the seasons. SOUNDBITE: Scott Lipps, founder and CEO of 'One Management', saying (English): "You can actually help make girls, you know, potentially to have a buzz and to hopefully create stars. Which is what I find very interesting in the business. So that part is great." Besides running 'One Management', Lipps also juggles a music career as the drummer for Courtney Love's band, Hole - and now the author of the book "Poplipps" which chronicles his celebrity filled life. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York will run from September 5th through the 13th.

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Models and designers prepare for fashion week

Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 01:38