New York Fashion Week
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September 4-11, 2014 will see more than 80 shows, presentations and special events usher in the new season at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

This season, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has designers from 12 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Israel, Italy, Korea, Spain and the United States, along with 15 designers making their MBFW debut.

"New York City is the style capital of the world and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week epitomizes the entrepreneurial heartbeat and culture that makes this city so vibrant," said Jarrad Clark, VP and Global Creative Director, IMG Fashion Events & Properties (via fashionweekonline.com).

"We have established American brands like BCBGMAXAZRIA, Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier, Nanette Lepore and Nicole Miller showing on the same runways as international heavyweights Custo Barcelona, Lacoste and Zimmermann. In addition, the next generation of global artists from August Getty and Francesca Liberatore to LIE SANGBONG and TOME, will all unite under the tents at Lincoln Center, making MBFW a sensational showing of established and emerging designers from every corner of the world."

North America's biggest runway event begins today with Max Azria helping to kick off the first day.

Click here to view the complete schedule.

The Opening Ceremony, which will take place on the evening of September 7, Sunday, will feature a one-act play put together by actor Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street, 22 Jump Street) and Spike Jonze (who won this year's Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Her).

The 30-minute one-act play directed by Jonez and co-written by Hill, features models in the Opening Ceremony's latest collection, reports ET Canada.

Click here or here to watch the live stream of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.