In Photos: Fashion Week Fall 2010

Market Week

During one the midweeks of February, depending in which of the handful of venues one views Fashion Week this season, designers from here and abroad showcase their designs for the Fall/Winter season of 2010.This season also marks the end of the shows produced in the Garment District's backyard, Bryant Park, before it relocates to Lincoln Center on Manhattan's upper west side. "This will be a significant season, as we reflect on 17 years, 31 seasons and close to 2,500 fashion shows in Bryant Park
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

As designers from around the world showcase their best for the Fall/Winter season of 2010, it's the end of an era for Fashion Week. The shows will be moving from the Garment District's backyard, Bryant Park, to Lincoln Center on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

"This will be a significant season, as we reflect on 17 years, 31 seasons and close to 2,500 fashion shows in Bryant Park that have launched many careers....from designers to editors, models, producers, celebrities, TV commentators and reality shows. We all also look forward to the change — and September's move to Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center," said Fern Mallis, senior vice president of IMG Fashion, the event's producers.

There are many Fashion Week events scattered throughout event spaces, galleries and showrooms in New York City including the Meatpacking District's Milk studios.

Click ahead to catch a glimpse of the action.

Related:
Fashion Week Delivers Edgy Looks Retailers Need
Posted 16 February 2010

Backstage at La Perla

Models posing backstage for the ultra-luxe Italian lingerie label, La Perla.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Models pose backstage for the ultra-luxe Italian lingerie label, La Perla.

La Perla Fall 2010

Since October 2008 La Perla has been owned by JH Partners, a San Francisco based private equity firm focused on investments in growth-oriented consumer products with an emphasis on luxury brands.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Since October 2008, La Perla has been owned by JH Partners, a San Francisco-based private-equity firm focused on investments in growth-oriented consumer products with an emphasis on luxury brands.

La Perla

Lingerie labels can have a winter collection, too.Inspired by the book and film noir-style movie, "Black Dahlia," the collection is an ode to the the iconic women of 1940's Hollywood and the dramatic beauties of the era, according to the company.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

La Perla says its winter collection was inspired by the book and film noir movie, "Black Dahlia." It's an ode to the iconic women of 1940's Hollywood and the dramatic beauties of the era.

Waiting Room

An invite-only event for fashion folk and media, the Bryant Park tents' three venues include the Salon, the Promenade and the Tent. Over the course of eight days, the runway venues, lobby and backstage sponsor lounges will be bustling from 9 AM to 9 PM, when approximately 100,000 people come to attend shows, meet and greet the media, retailers and fashion professionals.Pictured here, throngs of invited guests and show crashers for Charlotte Ronson's Fall 2010 show wait in the main lobby.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Throngs of invited guests—and those hoping to sneak in—wait in the main lobby for Charlotte Ronson's Fall 2010 show.

Over the course of eight days, the tents at Bryant Park will be bustling from 9 am to 9 pm. About 100,000 people are expected to attend the shows and meet media, retailers and fashion professionals.

Uniform

Preffered choice skinny jeans and requisite high heels outfit many young models this season. Before flight, models prepare for the runway backstage at Charlotte Ronson.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Before flight, models prepare for the runway backstage at Charlotte Ronson. The preferred choice of young models this season? Skinny jeans and high heels.

RIP Alexander McQueen

At the very beginning of New York's Fashion Week coincided news of the tragic death of English designer Alexander McQueen who was found dead at his home in London, early Thursday. "He had a lasting impact on fashion and is completely irreplaceable" said Bob Bland, designer for Brooklyn Royalty (pictured), "he was the reason I got into fashion design."
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Fashion Week opened with the news of the tragic death of English designer Alexander McQueen.

"He had a lasting impact on fashion and is completely irreplaceable," said Bob Bland, a designer for Brooklyn Royalty (pictured). "He was the reason I got into fashion design," Bland explained.

For the Love of Betsey

B.J. Vines, aka Betsey Johnson, sells the namesake brand clothes, shoes, fragrance, makeup, lingerie, legwear, and accessories are distributed through over sixty-five Betsey Johnson stores and department stores worldwide. Having owned a majority of the firm, Johnson sold a controlling stake to Boston-based private equity firm Castanea Partners in August 2007.Betsey Johnson flanked by the media moments before her Valentine's Day show.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

B.J. Vines, aka Betsey Johnson, flanked by the media moments before her Valentine's Day show.

Her namesake brand now extends itself to clothes, shoes, fragrance, makeup, lingerie, legwear, and accessories, with more than 65 Betsey Johnson stores worldwide. Johnson sold a controlling stake in the brand to Boston-based private equity firm Castanea Partners in August 2007.

Backstage at Betsey Johnson

A Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) owned brand, Sebastian Professional sponsored stylists prep a model for hair and make up.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Sebastian stylists prep a model for hair and makeup. The brand is owned by Procter & Gamble.

Backstage at Betsey Johnson

First-look models await order assignments before curtain time.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Models await their order assignments before curtain time.

Backstage at Toni Maticevski

A model poses backstage at Toni Maticevski after hair and make up and before dressing.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Fresh out of hair and makeup, a model backstage at Toni Maticevski poses before it's time to get dressed.


Backstage at Toni Maticevski

Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Models make the dash up the backstage stairway.

Backstage at Toni Maticevski

Melbourne-based fashion designer, Toni Maticevski, calmly adjusts his model's waist piece moments before she walks.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Melbourne-based fashion designer Toni Maticevski calmly adjusts his model's waist piece moments before she hits the runway.

Backstage at Betsey Johnson

Always a party backstage at Betesy's shows, a model enjoys one of many treats readily available.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

It's always a party backstage at Betsey's shows: A model enjoys a treat.

Backstage at Betsey Johnson

A model dons one of over a dozen old-west looks of the show, Gunslinger.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

One of more than a dozen Old West-inspired looks from the Gunslinger show.

Backstage at Betsey Johnson

Models wearing old-west themed fashions backstage at Betsey Johnson.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Models wearing Old West-themed fashions backstage at Betsey Johnson.

Tribute to Alexander McQueen

A Betsey Johnson show model carries a Long Live McQueen sign and wears big red lips, a nod to the recently deceased designer's Fall 2009 runway show.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

A Betsey Johnson show model carries a Long Live McQueen sign and wears big red lips, a nod to the recently deceased designer's Fall 2009 runway show.

Patricia Field

Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field poses underneath the Betsey neon show logo. Field paid a tribute to McQueen by wearing his famous skull scarf on her hat.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

"Sex and the City" stylist Patricia Field poses underneath the Betsey neon show logo. Field paid a tribute to McQueen by wearing his famous skull scarf on her hat.

Kelly Osbourne

Reality television star and daughter of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne walks the runway for Betsey Johnson Fall 2010.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Kelly Osbourne, reality television star and daughter of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, walks the runway for Betsey Johnson.

Gwen Stefani, L.A.M.B.

Designer Gwen Stefani during her L.A.M.B presentation of Fall 2010 Fashions at the Milk Studios during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Photo by: Ned and Aya

Designer Gwen Stefani during her L.A.M.B presentation of Fall 2010 Fashions at the Milk Studios during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

L.A.M. B is an acronym for the pop star's first solo album, Love.Angel.Music.Baby. The brand is used on clothing, shoes, bags, watches, and fragrance.

Catherine Malandrino

A look at French designer Catherine Malandrino's Fall 2010 collection.
Photo by: Ned and Aya

A look at French designer Catherine Malandrino's Fall 2010 collection.

The Catherine Malandrino Collection and Catherine Malandrino Limited Edition brands are currently sold in the US, Japan, France and five other countries. Price points range from $600 to $2,500 retail for Limited Edition and $300 to $800 for Collection.