It wasn't hard to imagine tossing on one of the lightweight dresses or swimsuits gracing the runways during the first half of New York Fashion Week. They were, after all, being shown during the second hottest start to September in more than two decades.
Just as the freezing temperatures and snowfall that accompanied the fall collections in February conjured thoughts of wearability, the out-of-season showing of the spring 2015 collections felt very of-the-moment.
Click ahead to see images behind the scenes and on the runway at shows from Lincoln Center to the West Village during New York Fashion Week.
—By CNBC's Krystina Gustafson
Posted 9 Sept. 2014