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Front-row ticket to New York Fashion Week

Attendees leave NYFW at Moynihan Station on Sept. 11, 2015.

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Your front-row ticket to Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week has always been chaotic, but the spring collections have presented yet another challenge for the industry: The need to rush around Manhattan to and from the event's two main venues, which sit about two miles apart.

Though the logistics have certainly been complicated, the move away from the pop-up tents at Lincoln Center has resulted in a more subdued Fashion Week. With less space—and time—for attendees and wannabes to linger around or outside the venues, the circus that has long been associated with the event is decidedly more tame.

Several designers were fond of the move to more permanent event spaces in midtown and downtown Manhattan, which allowed them to be more creative with their shows. For Nicole Miller, whose collection channeled the New York City streets, the SoHo studio allowed her to articulate the show's message without much work.

"When you're in a tent it's sort of boring," the designer said, adding it takes more effort to spruce things up. "[This season] we kept it simple because the space was so great looking."

For more highlights from backstage and on the runways at New York Fashion Week, click ahead.

—By CNBC's Krystina Gustafson
Published 14 Sept. 2015

Adam Jeffery | CNBC