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Hot Looks from This Season’s Collections

Models wearing cutting-edge designs are hitting the runways at New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week,which is in its fourth season at Lincoln Center.

Thousands of fashion-industry insiders are in New York through Feb. 16 to see 90 of fashion’s most well-respected and emerging designers present their collections for the upcoming Fall season. Fashion trend forecasters expect designs to emphasize simplicity and employ more feminine shapes and fabrics.

Although the economy has shown signs of rebounding, industry experts say consumers still seem cautious about planning their luxury purchases.

High fashion continues to take note of consumers who wish to buy big names on a not-so-big budget. Several designers, including Jason Wu,Missoni, and Nicole Miller, have collaborated with mass-market retailers to offer collections with lower price points.

Click ahead for some highlights from the New York Fall 2012 fashion show.

By Katie LittlePosted 10 Feb 2012
Updated 13 Feb 2012

Photo: Getty Images