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The fashion tribe descends upon Manhattan when New York Fashion Week formally kicks off tomorrow, but for many a fan, shows are viewed from behind a computer screen the world over. Several designers with Massachusetts roots, both large and small, will be making an imprint in this first round of Spring 2014 styles; among them are Racked favorites Luke Aaron, Sally LaPointe, and Emerson by Jackie Fraser.
Sally LaPointe: This Marblehead native graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 and has worked her way toward clothing worn by celebrities including Lady Gaga. She is also the subject of a New York Times profile a couple weeks back which delves in to her Spring 2014 inspiration and drops some hints of what to expect.
Showing: 2pm on Friday, September 6, at The Highline Stages; Watch live on Nowfashion.
Luke Aaron: This young designer has won multiple awards locally for draped frocks and elegant gowns, all made in his North End atelier. Following a Tufts education, he worked in costume design, giving much of his work a heavy hit of drama.
Showing: Saturday, September 7, at Soho House; Be sure to check his Facebook in hopes of pictures after the presentation.
Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan: A School of Fashion Design graduate, Jackie Fraser-Swan lives in East Bridgewater with her family but works out of a Newbury Street studio not far from where she studied. Her line might be only a few years old, but already the Emerson label has pleased the New York fashion community.
Showing: 9pm on Sunday, September 8, at The Studio/Lincoln Center; Watch live on Nowfashion.
· All NYFW Spring 2014 coverage [Racked]