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New York Fashion Week preview -- Designers to watch

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

The global fashion community will descend upon New York City Thursday for a week of runway shows and presentations previewing looks for next fall and winter.  In the meantime, the buzz is all about what to expect.

WGSN, a leading trend analysis and resesarch company, shared in a recent industry webinar its predictions for designers to watch at New York Fashion Week.

1.) Daniel Vosovic -- If you're a "Project Runway" fan, the name might sound familiar.  Daniel Vosovic was a designer on the second season of the reality TV show.  Since then, he has become a favorite among celebrities, such as Emma Stone, and creates polished-yet-fresh looks that target the young modern working woman.  He will not be holding a formal runway show or presentation at New York Fashion Week but will be sharing his collection with buyers by appointment. 

2.) DELPOZO -- The Spanish brand has been around since 1974, but DELPOZO found itself under new direction after its founder died in 2011.  Its goal now is to further tap into the international fashion market, hence its participation in New York Fashion Week.  For next season, expect feminine looks inspired by details from the Victorian era. 

3.) David Hart -- This former designer for Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren has etched a spot for himself in the menswear accessories world with a line of neckwear, unique for its unconventional prints and patterns.  Find them at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's. Now David Hart is branching out with a full mens collection inspired by the fits and prints of the 1960s.

4.) Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen -- The menswear designer is known for churning out classic, casual silhouettes played up with bold colors and eye-catching patterns.  Micah Cohen has sold at stores ranging from Urban Outiftters to Saks. For next fall/winter, he's rolling out what's predicted to be an equally colorful and interestingly patterned women's line.

Whose collection would you like to see at New York Fashion Week?  Share your thoughts in the comment thread below. Plus, remember you can watch many of the runway shows live at or Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Facebook.

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