Narciso Rodriguez Earns Fashion Week Honor

Narciso Rodriguez will be the recipient of fashion week’s “Mercedes-Benz Presents” honor, singling out his Sept. 15 show at Bryant Park, WWD reports. The designer, who began showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in February after presenting his work off-site for several years, will follow in the footsteps of past recipients like Yigal Azrouël, Badgley Mischka, Chado Ralph Rucci and Monique Lhuillier.

Rodriguez says the featured collection was inspired by the sculptures of Barbara Hepworth. “The three-dimensional and graphic shapes that are her work became a constant source of inspiration while I sketched and created the coming season,” he said.