The 10 Fashion Week Shows We Loved So Far

If your eyeballs are still spinning from clicking through slideshows of runway shows (not to mention backstage shots, beauty looks, front row snaps, and all the other goodies we're publishing from New York Fashion Week)... sorry! If you're in need of a boiled-down CliffsNotes of the shows that've happened (or just want a little primer before you really dig in), we've rounded up our 10 favorite shows so far that include the big names, the little guys, and designers we've recently found ourselves rooting for. Check out our picks in the slideshow, and let us know if we forgot anyone!
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Alexander Wang — The buttoned-up, ninja styles indulge our inner warriors, and we can't think of a pair of ass-kicking boots more perfect than those.

Photographed by Nina Westervelt/MCV Photo
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BCBG Max Azria — Colorblocked perfection. If a modern-day flapper had a favorite collection, this would be it.

Photo: Courtesy of BCBG
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Gary Graham — We're sure that this is the season Gary Graham blows up. His color-soaked layered pieces are cool in the most lighthearted of ways.

Photo: Courtesy of Gary Graham
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Altuzarra — Kutch Banjara, Morrocan, and Tibetan references abounded in Altuzarra's best collection since he began designing. Forget the Southwest print — this is what all the high street shops will be knocking off next season.

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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Jil Sander Navy — Amidst all the hard, tomboy-ish looks, Jil Sander brought a dose of sweetness to the mix (including that gem of a miniature candy-red satchel).

Photo: Courtesy of Jil Sander Navy
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Gretchen Jones Project Runway contestant and NYC personality Gretchen Jones isn't a gimmick, and her ultra-cool fall '12 collection was a stand-out.

Photo: Courtesy of Gretchen Jones
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Juan Carlos Obando — With floating, mixed-media pieces that look like a glamorous dive into a remnant bin, Juan Carlos Obando's fall collection really appealed to our magpie side.

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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Calla — This newbie label is really coming into its own, with beautiful separates that feel at once sweet and slightly dangerous.

Photo: Courtesy of Calla
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Yigal Azrouël — Yigal knows how to dress the off-duty bombshell, so it doesn't surprise us that he made a knit housecoat feel as elegant as a ball gown.

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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rag & bone — Dropping the futuristic direction they'd been going in for the past two seasons, rag & bone went back to their roots and really perfected those layered, modern-American looks we love them so much for.

Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo