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Left: L'Wren Scott and #1 distraction, husband McJagger. Right: Betsey Johnson. Photos via Getty
Left: L'Wren Scott and #1 distraction, husband McJagger. Right: Betsey Johnson. Photos via Getty

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New York Fashion Week is breathing down the industry's neck three weeks away, so it's a good time to look at the big picture and get a lay of the land. Without further ado, hop over the jump for the newbs, moves, celebs, no-shows, and one glorious return that you can expect come September.


Newbs: Welcome to NYFW
· J Crew's former head of design, Marissa Webb, will debut her eponymous line on September 8.

· Hache, designer Manuela Arcari's baby, will also show.

Moves: These guys are crossing continents and rather large ponds.
· Brazilian label Osklen is headed to Lincoln Center on September 11. 'Merica!

· L'Wren Scott says see-ya to the US of A and hola to Paris. WWD cites the designer's need for more time. 'Merica?

· When one door closes a window opens: Louise Goldin heads from London to New York this season for her September 12 show at MILK.

· But then another window closes: Preen will return to the motherland after a four season hiatus. LFW: 1; NYFW: Also 1. Trade-sies!

Celebs: Because there isn't enough hype around NYFW already
· As if anyone needs a reminder, Katie Holmes' co-designed label Holmes & Yang has been welcomed into NYFW. It's not on the schedule yet, but Grazia has salivated over the idea reported that the collection will show on the same day—September 9—as Victoria Beckham.

· Iggy Azalea will bridge the rapper-to-model gap at a TBA designer's show. But we're expecting great things since she tweeted back in July that she's "learning to walk in NYC next month in prep for fashion week." That's a whole big bunch of practice.

No-shows:
· Elle reported this week that indie label NAHM (brainchild of Tommy Hilfiger's daughter Ally) has announced they've "chosen to host one-on-one appointments in their new showroom this September/October to showcase the SS '13 collection."

· Steven Alan's press agency bums out fans of the brand's classic Americana everywhere by confirming he shan't be showing this season.

And one glorious return:
Betsey Johnson is still collecting archived designs for her runway retrospective. Glorious return, indeed.

· Fashion Month Firsts: What to Expect This September [ArtInfo]
· New York Fashion Week Changes: Who's New, Who's Not Showing and Who's Swapping Venues [Fashionista]
· Yay! Betsey Johnson Is Doing a Runway "Retrospective" for NYFW [Racked]