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Designers and Attendees Turn Up Heat for Fashion Week

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Designers are always trying their best to turn up the heat at Fashion Week and this year those in attendance are trying as well. NY1's Stephanie Simon filed the following report.

Tadashi Shoji's designs are inspired by Moorish architecture. But they're intended to inspire more than great style.

NY1: It makes me think in general, romance is coming back?
Shoji: Yeah. If you wear this kind of dress I think if you don't have romance, I think you're going to make romance I think.

With layers, lace and laser cuts, this designer is trying to melt away those winter blues.

“I did a lot of red, a lot of red lace, and yeah red over there, red cutout, and so red is I think cheer you up,” said Shoji.

Tadashi is definitely a person of interest for TV's Carrie Preston.

“I love the way he mixes fabrics, you know, he'll have lace on top of jersey or he’ll have metallics mixed with other fabrics and silks and things like that,” said Preston.

Katrina Bowden of “30 Rock” also thinks it rocks.

“They are so stunning and so simple yet beautiful,” said Bowden.

Of course on the runway, Tadashi Shoji is all about glamour, but I'm seeing something else here at Lincoln Center, I think I'm going to call it "Slushy Fashion Week Chic."

The big question this week is how do people stay chic and stay warm?

“Well it's difficult because it's Fashion Week, so you want to look trendy and chic, so I wear my big fur hood and my suede boots that are going to get filthy because of all the slush, but we make it work and we try to stay in style,” said one attendee.

“I got these boots from Marshall's, they're pink, I love pink, it works,” said another.

“I’m not one of those girls who will go bare legs. You need the tights if you're going to wear a dress,” said a third.

“I’m fighting the cold with color,” said stylist June Ambrose. “That's what it's about, it's nasty out, you know if you're going to wear rubber snow boots, they have to be wedges, it's Fashion Week.”

More than that, it's a polar vortex of snow, style and endurance.

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