A model prepares backstage at Nicholas K fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at The Pavilion at Lincoln Center on February 6, 2014 in New York City. - 

In New York today amid the grey slushy snowbanks will be a crush of Lincoln town cars and Uber Limos, as Fashion Week officially begins. Fashion week is spreading out from its fancy, uptown hub and one of the people responsible for that is Jenné Lombardo, the co-founder of MADE Fashion Week which helps promote more up-start designers. She joined us to talk about how that is happening.

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After the interview, Lombardo shared her thoughts on some of her favorite designers. Though hse is a fan of many New York designers, there are two that stand out: 

“Jeremy Scott and the Blonds are really a show. I mean, the audience is just as entertaining and interesting as are the clothes. So at the end of the week when you’re absolutely exhausted, to be able to go to their shows, it’s pretty thrilling.”

The Blonds:


Jeremy Scott:


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