The 15 Looks We Loved Most From Fashion Week

With nearly 100 shows and dozens of looks in each one, it can be quite the ordeal to sift through the aftermath — after a few slideshows, outfits start looking more like shapes and color-blots than actual pieces of clothing. But when you take the time to really study each and every one like we did (thank you, double-shot espressos!), some stunners really emerged as truly exceptional. We've picked out the 15 that really stirred our souls; These were the looks that got us so excited, we could barely keep from bolting out of our seats to attempt re-creating them. But, don't take our word for it — we dare you make it all the way through to the end without dashing to your closet to try and copy them.
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Christian Cota — This might be the coolest, coziest, winter-time look of the season (and it provided us another way to rock our faux-fur snoods).

Photo: Courtesy of Christian Cota
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Suno — Try out neutral colorblocking with a tailored overcoat, punky trousers, and a dorky sweater.

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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Timo Weiland — Our favorite Timo collection to date, this mixed-media maxi-skirt, slouchy tee, and long vest are what our version of a Bohemian princess would wear all the time.

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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Altuzarra — The Kutch Banjara references might have been a little heavy-handed for everyday wear, but this braided, knit skirt worn with a sharp leather jacket is utter perfection.

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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Band of Outsiders — Truth is, it was just plain hard to pick favorites from a collection rife with perfect, wearable looks. But we'll give this one extra props for the extreme duster...dramatic and desirable. 

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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Calla — There's something a little sinister about this sweet look from Calla, and that's a good thing. We never liked our florals all that precious, anyway.

Photo: Courtesy of Calla
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Yigal Azrouël — Like many designers, Yigal Azrouël dabbled deeply in sumptuous shades of forest green and oxblood, and while we might not be as eager to rock a gem-colored leather suit, this luscious dress in a divine shade of pine made us, well....pine. 

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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Rachel Comey — Our local girl wonder went lean and clean for fall '12, and even though we'll forever love her eclectic side, it was this little pop of silver beneath a chunky knit sweater that totally sold us on her ode to minimalism. 

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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Dean Quinn — Fresh fashion talent was plentiful this season. Case in point: Central Saint Martins grad Dean Quinn's NYC debut...which was bright, daring, and seriously telling of what's to come from this star on the rise. New red carpet favorite, perhaps? 

Photo: Courtesy of The Row
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Jen Kao — Sweater vests, anyone? Start looking for them in thrift shops while pining for that dip-dyed shirtdress to appear on the racks.

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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Alexander Wang — Though we may forgo the pulled-up, mesh turtleneck for a more subtle, solid white one, this patent-shearling oxblood jacket and those luscious knee-high boots are on the top of our fall shopping lists.

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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Karen Walker — Soft, lean trousers, sunflower paisley, whimsical cowboy booties, and the most incredible shimmering gold jacket really wowed us at Karen Walker. Head. To. Toe. Like, put us in this entire look immediately!

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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Creatures of the Wind — Not for the faint of heart, Creatures of the Wind is on the verge of becoming a household name. This is taking the stripes-and-florals combo and really messing with it.

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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Rag & Bone — Blanket shawls, high-necked sweaters, and belts over coats... we think we've found our end-of-winter uniform.

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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The Row — Both the groom and the bride are represented in this frothy, tuxedo-fronted gown.

Photo: Courtesy of The Row
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