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Highlights From Fashion Week

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off its fifth season at Lincoln Center where models dressed in designs fresh from the drawing board are hitting the runway.

Thousands of fashion editors, buyers, and industry insiders will descend upon New York during the next week to see more than 80 of fashion’s most well-respected and emerging designers present their collections for the upcoming spring season. Fashion trend forecasters expect collections to include elements of simplicity, with a greater emphasis on pants this season.

Getting trends right is crucial for designers who hope to land on department store racks for the upcoming season. Just last week, retail executives said they would be entering the crucial holiday season cautiously — a tip-toe attitude that could impact buyers’ plans for spring and summer inventories.

Click ahead for some highlights from the New York Spring 2013 fashion show.

By Katie LittlePosted 7 September 2012

Photo by Adam Jeffery for CNBC