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Your Must-See New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 Agenda (Photos)

Diane von Furstenberg celebrates 40 years of her namesake brand, Net-a-Porter prints its first magazine, and Alexander Wang moves to Brooklyn. Our picks for this season's big events.

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New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off Thursday with seven days of unforgettable shows and events. Diane von Furstenberg celebrates 40 years of her namesake brand, Net-a-Porter's first print magazine hits the shelves, and Alexander Wang moves his show to Brooklyn. Our picks for this season's don't-miss events.

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Alexander Wang Heads to Brooklyn

Alexander Wang made an unlikely venue decision this season, opting for the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard as the home of his Fall/Winter 2014 presentation. Following news that show-goers would have to leave the borough to attend one of New York Fashion Week's biggest and most-anticipated productions, countless fashion insiders took to the internet to express their fury. “I don’t even go over to Brooklyn to visit my good friend,” fashion stylist and consultant Ann Caruso told The New York Daily News. “It’s the biggest show in New York, so we’re all going to be covering it—we’re just going to be pissed,” fashion photographer Hunter Flynn Abrams agreed. Yet despite adverse reactions, Wang is sure he made the right decision. “We found this incredible space, and it corresponds very well to this season’s creative concept,” the designer told WWD. Fret not: directions to Brooklyn were included with the invite.

Peter Pilotto Designs for Target

Following in the footsteps of Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim, and more, British design-duo Peter Pilotto (and recent winners of the BFC/Vogue Design Fund award) has teamed up with Target for a stylish-yet-affordable capsule collection. For prices between $14.99 and $79.99 it'll be easy to score some of Pilotto's highly-coveted signature wear, which include brightly colored and elaborately patterned tops, dresses, and wide-legged pants, as well as swimwear, shoes, sunglasses, and more accessories. Although fashion designer x Target collaborations are nothing new, for the first time, pieces of the hybrid collection will also be available on Net-a-Porter. The collection hits stores and online February 9.


Porter Magazine Hits Shelves

In September 2013, Net-a-Porter announced that its first consumer print magazine would be named Porter. Now, after months of waiting, the luxury e-tailer is finally releasing its first issue, available on newsstands February 6. Under the lead of editor-in-chief Lucy Yeomans, the magazine will be “for and about women with great style,” according to WWD. “The name Porter has a strength, wit, elegance and intelligence that speaks perfectly to the modern female audience and yet it has a timelessness to it that feels as if it could have existed for decades,” Yeomans said. Although currently unknown, the magazine's first cover star is described as a "global icon" and "fashion legend." Place your bets on who she could possibly be. Our money's on Victoria Beckham.

Marc Jacobs's Pop-Up Shop

Leave it to Marc Jacobs to turn tweets into a currency. At the designer's pop-up shop during New York Fashion Week—aptly named the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop—customers can exchange a tweet, instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #MJDaisyChain for merchandise. The store, open from February 7 to 9, will sell Jacobs's latest fragrance and accessories, and will be clad with a lounge, photo books, food, and drinks. Also on-site will be artwork by Langley Fox Heimingway and music spun by DJ Jilly Hendrix. The pop-up coincides with the release of Sofia Coppola's new advertisement for the fragrance. Exact exchange rate for dollars to tweets is still to be determined.

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DVF's Big Anniversary

2014 marks 40 years of Diane von Furstenberg's namesake label, and with a celebration so big, she's seriously switching things up this season. The designer, who has always shown at Lincoln Center, has opted for the newer, downtown space at Spring Studios to continue the celebration of her brand's anniversary. “My decision is purely because of the anniversary year,” Von Furstenberg told The New York Times. “I want to do something special." With Spring Studios' open floor plan, there is flexibility in how DVF can—and will—celebrate her big 4-0. Plus, singer St. Vincent will perform at the designer's show as part of her partnership with "American Express Unstaged." The designer has already began celebrations for her anniversary, with a retrospective of her iconic wrap dress on display at the LACMA in Los Angeles.

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Manolo Blahnik's NYFW Debut

Last season, shoe designer Manolo Blahnik made his appearance in the fashion-week circuit, presenting a collection in London for the first time. Now, Blahnik is bringing his talents to New York City, with his first official New York Fashion Week show. Blahnik will show his famed-stilettos at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea on February 9. “I want to share in detail how my mind and imagination work and where I get my inspiration from,” Blahnik told WWD. “New York is a very exciting city and I have a special sentiment towards it since it was the first place to make my shoes available to women outside of London."

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Barneys New York's Groundbreaking Campaign

For its Spring 2014 campaign, Barneys New York produced a series of ground-breaking photos that featured 17 transgender individuals modeling the latest collections from the likes of Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Givenchy, Proenza Schouler, and The Row. "This campaign is all about telling the remarkable stories of these 17 transgender men and women," said creative director of Barneys, Dennis Freedman. "Our goal was to convey the strength, beauty, and courage of these extraordinary individuals through the iconic photographs and films of Bruce Weber, as well as the insightful writing of Patricia Bosworth. Great progress has been made in regards to the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community. Unfortunately, the struggle for transgender equality continues. In the end, it is our hope that we can make a difference through this campaign." Alongside the images, on February 11, Weber's 15-minute film celebrating the campaign will be screened, followed by a conversation between the photographer and Freedman, Mara Keiseling, and models from the campaign. The video will also be unveiled eclusively on Barneys New York's website, The Window, and will be displayed in the store's windows through March 16th.  

Daniel Arsham Collaborates with Stampd

Artist and sculptor Daniel Arsham has collaborated with West Coast-based clothing company Stampd for a unique collection of t-shirts and long-sleeved shirts. The graphic design pulls inspiration from Arsham's previous gouache paintings that show geometric shapes as eyes on ancient sculptural busts. The limited-edition collaboration will be worn by friends and family of MADE Fashion Week during New York Fashion Week, and will be celebrated on February 9 with a cocktail event.