Lincoln Center, the “official” New York Fashion Week venue, has in a way become even more important for emerging or lesser known brands than for established ones. Big names like Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang (and Diane Von Furstenberg and Michael Kors, who just made the jump from Lincoln Center this season) can afford to show off-site (even in Brooklyn, apparently) — editors and buyers will happily make the trek. Less established designers, however, would be smart to make it as easy as possible for industry figures to see their collections, which is why many of them, if they can afford it, try to get a spot in Lincoln Center.
This season alone, as many as 10 designers are showing at LC who’ve never shown at the venue before, many of them at the new Pavilion and Hub venues. These guys want to be seen, and (most of them) should be. Click through for a brief introduction to each one.