In 1943, Eleanor Lambert the fashion publishing giant and press director of the New York Dress Institute, organized fashion shows in one event entitled "Press Week." This event is considered to be the inception of New York Fashion Week.

By 1993, The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) under the guidance of Executive Director Fern Mallis, launched "7th on Sixth," which would later become New York Fashion Week. What set this apart from the previous "Press Week" was that all shows would take place in a single location.

Now you know it's history, check out what this year's fashion week has to offer. Barnebys have selected some of our favorites from the upcoming Spring / Summer 2016 collections.

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.36.44 Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2016
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LA Modern

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.42.01 Beatriz Milhazes, Sampa, 2005/2006

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.37.10 KYE Spring/Summer 2016
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250361-0065-h Keith Haring, A Piece of Art, Villeroy & Boch, Service, 1991

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.45.04 Keith Haring,Untitled signed and dated 'K. Haring Jan 14-84

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.37.03 Mara Hoffman Spring/Summer 2016
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43613436_1_l Martin Grelle, "Warrior Alone", 1997
Neal Auction Company

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.42.45 Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1980-86

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.36.56 Vivienne Tam Spring/Summer 2016
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Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.42.36 Antony Gormley, GUT II, 2007

somnathh_1602live_27595_big Somnath Hore, Untitled, 1960
Saffron Art

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.36.38 Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2016
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Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.40.26 Edward Weston (1886-1958) Ruth Saint Denis in Japanese Kimono with Parasol, 1916

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.41.21 Kimono Designs.- Yuzan (Mori) - Shiki no Yosoi, 2 vol., 29 [1896].
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury
New York Fashion Week will take place from February 11-18, 2016. For more information see here.