It was kismet that the first official day of Fashion Week also happened to fall on the first day of school in New York. And, citywide, the ball-of-excitement-and-nerves feeling was palpable. But, there are a few key differences that set the fashion pack apart: namely, their lack of tiny hair combs and their week's worth of killer first-impression looks at the ready.
In fact, think of the outfits in the slides ahead as the virtual calling cards of the industry's coolest customers. With Fashion Week only rolling around a couple times each year, these carefully pulled-together ensembles are far from just a mashup of what was on the runways last season; they're a way for the industry players to set their style apart and rep their own brand to the fullest.
So, keep clicking for the most amazing, imaginative, and inspiring looks we spotted on the sidewalks of NYC this Fashion Week. They not only nailed the all-important first impression, they created hard-to-forget ones, too.