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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week officially kicks off in New York City Thursday, Feb. 6, and the fashion set is descending upon Manhattan, ready to take in all the runway shows.
Luckily, we're prepping you for the big event with a bit of Fashion Week 101. So if you're clueless when it comes designer fashion, we're schooling you on all things New York Fashion Week.
Or even if you're a total sartorial star and you can spell "Proenza Schouler" in your sleep, you'll still appreciate boning up on the basics with our guide.
1. Location, Location, Location: New York Fashion Week runs from Feb. 6 through Feb. 13, and the official central hub for NYFW is Lincoln Center, where some of the biggest names in fashion will show their Fall/Winter 2014 collections. The official venue is also referred to as "the tents," and it's a real coup for a designer to score a spot at Lincoln Center. While some designers show offsite (like Alexander Wang, who will show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard), designers like Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier, Nicole Miller and Naeem Khan (just to rattle off a few) will all show at Lincoln Center.