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Cutouts to pastels: Fashion Week's hottest looks

Models walk the runway at the Tracy Reese fashion show during MBFW Spring 2014 Fashion Week.

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New York Fashion Week

Pastels, cutouts and florals ruled the runway as Fashion Week kicked off in New York, showcasing the latest looks for the spring 2014 season.

The week's events marked the seventh time that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week took place in Lincoln Center. Nearly 90 designers showcased their collections to packed crowds of buyers, fashion media and bloggers.

In total, more than 250 shows will take place in the city at Lincoln Center and other venues, including Milk Studios and Pier 57.

The fashion industry accounts for nearly 5 percent of the city's workforce, while the biannual show attracts nearly 250,000 attendees, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

For the second time, every runway show was live streamed from the tents, in collaboration with Rightster. Backstage, designers also tweeted, "Instagrammed" and pinned behind-the-scenes action for fans, reflecting the importance of providing their potential customers with insider access in real-time.

Click ahead for some highlights from the New York Spring 2014 fashion show.

—By CNBC's Katie Little
Published 10 Sept. 2013

Updated 12 Sept. 2013

Adam Jeffery | CNBC