Now that NYFW has come to an end, I feel like I can officially comment on my favorite looks from the shows. Fall is undoubtedly my favorite season; designers really get creative with silhouettes and layering. While I am definitely missing many collections from this list, I didn't want to overwhelm you with too much Fall 2012 fashion- I still have plenty of time to do that.
This season, Vera Wang played a lot with silhouettes and proportions, making her models literally look like tall drinks of water.
The master of quirky fashion, Marc Jacobs's show looked like a combination of pilgrims, pimps, and Victorian Mad-Hatters. I'm still deciding how I feel about the show in general, but there were undoubtedly some cool looks.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy showed us looks that represented their usual whimsy. However, I like that the looks were very Rodarte, but with a bit more polish with the addition of leather and shearling jackets and boots.
Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez continue to experiment with bright colors, Asian prints, and boxy silhouettes in a show that would easily be worn by Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller.
Joseph Atuzurra is quickly becoming one of my favorite designers. He manages to mix sophisticated coats and fur pieces with trendy chunky sweaters and boxy skirts. This edgy-chic vibe is ultimately what almost every fashionista strives to accomplish.
Calvin Klein's Fall 2012 collection was inspired by Rooney Mara; an inspiration that is not lost on the audience due to the dramatic-minimalism that gives Calvin Klein's collection Rooney's signature badass vibe. Also, note the slick-backed ponytails.
Siriano, Project Runway's most famous alum, only gets better with time. His usual frothy glamour was given some playful edge this season with cropped leather jackets, edgy fur pieces, mixing of textures, and dark-lipped make-up
I was definitely surprised by Derek Lam this season. His collections usually seem ultra-modern with structured, colorblocked pieces. However, I really enjoyed his foray into the past, giving us vintage glamour with a modern edge.
When I think of J. Mendel, I usually associate him with gorgeous red-carpet worthy gowns. While he produced many of those this season, his collection also showed very wearable, albeit classic and ladylike, pieces.
Mara Hoffman showed us her usual boho-chic, beachy looks, but with Fall-appropriate layering.
This season, Monique Lhullier didn't fail to impress this season with her incredibly detailed, princess-worthy gowns. However, I was impressed with her added-edginess (in the form of cool prints).
This season, Prabal Gurung continued to show ultra-cool prints in ultra-cool silhouettes, switching it up from last-season's purple to this season's yellow and blue.
Rachel Zoe's collections always reflect her impeccable personal style- this season, however, definitely signified a shift from basic, tailored pieces to ediger and more bohemian looks.
Tibi showed a surprisingly minimal collection, focusing on simple, wearable pieces. I have no doubt in my mind, though, that this bird print will be huge.
Wang showed his standard utilitarian, urban, edgy pieces, using chunky knits, leather, and structural jackets as standout pieces in his collection.
Olivier Theysken's, mastermind by the newly revamped Theory, has shown another collection marrying his cool aesthetic with Theory's classic, tailored pieces. The collection was full of luxurious coats, beautiful dresses, and also simple, dressed down skinny jeans and sweaters.
Rag & Bone:
This season, Rag & Bone mixed prints like a boss. The cropped jackets, structural skirts, printed pants and tops, boots, and leather gloves lead to looks that, while they were busy, worked together harmoniously.