How I made it to Fashion Week

Fashion Week is the Holy Grail for designers great and small. Here are six who landed hard-to-get spots on the world's greatest stage of style.

When fashion makes cents
When fashion makes cents
William Calvert will be one of the designers showing his line at Fashion Week.

Starting today, the entire fashion world will set its sights on New York as Fashion Week gets underway. It is, without question, the biggest stage for designers looking to showcase their latest collections in the Fashion Capital of the World, and landing a spot here is no easy task.

But this grand party isn't just for the Ralph Laurens and Calvin Kleins; there will be some fresh, but equally talented, folks sharing the spotlight with fashion's heavyweights.

Here are six emerging designers showing this week.

By Andrea Williams - Last updated September 08 2011: 4:42 PM ET
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