18 Looks We Loved from New York Fashion Week: Day 2

Rihanna X Puma, Gabriela Hearst, Jason Wu and more.
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Rihanna X Puma, Gabriela Hearst, Jason Wu and more.
From left to right: Sophie Theallet. Photo: Imaxtree; Zimmermann. Photo: Imaxtree; Monse. Photo: Imaxtree; Novis. Photo: Imaxtree

From left to right: Sophie Theallet. Photo: Imaxtree; Zimmermann. Photo: Imaxtree; Monse. Photo: Imaxtree; Novis. Photo: Imaxtree

It's New York Fashion Week, which means the Fashionista team is running around town like crazy to bring you the best of what's new from the city's brightest designers. Read on for the looks we loved from the runways, and click here for even more reviews.

5:31 Jerome

A look from 5:31 Jerome's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Arun Nevader/Getty Images

A look from 5:31 Jerome's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Arun Nevader/Getty Images

This look really captured the aesthetic of the entire 5:31 Jerome collection — a combination of delicate, sexy femininity and basics with the volume turned up into statement-making pieces. — Chantal Fernandez 

Chromat

A look from Chromat's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Thomas Concordia/Getty Images

A look from Chromat's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Thomas Concordia/Getty Images

Designer Becca McCharen collaborated with Intel for her "Lumina" collection and model Sabina Karlsson showed off an electroluminscent dress in pure Chromat fashion. A cage dress structure lit up a bright red, pinkish hue, which framed the burgundy top and skirt underneath. It's the most complex collection by the label yet. — Maria Bobila

Cushnie et Ochs

A look from Cushnie et Ochs's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Cushnie et Ochs's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Imaxtree

Remember that show "The Secret World of Alex Mack"? And how she had the power to morph into a puddle of silver goo? That immediately crossed my mind when I saw this "Zelda" liquid chiffon dress in gunmetal walk down the runway. It moved and held to the model's body so nicely. The matching scarf, subtle drop earrings and patent leather pumps were flawlessly simple. — Maria Bobila

Fenty Puma by Rihanna

A look from Fenty Puma's fall/winter 2016 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Fenty Puma's fall/winter 2016 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

Maybe it's the subzero temperatures we're experiencing, but this fur cape/hoodie situation that Gigi Hadid wore to close Rihanna's show for Puma really won me over. She also gets bonus sexy points for wearing it open with not much else underneath — a styling move very clearly inspired by the designer. — Alyssa Vingan Klein

Gabriela Hearst

A look from Gabriela Hearst's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Gabriela Hearst

A look from Gabriela Hearst's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Gabriela Hearst

There is something about this coat's layers and how it is styled with the boots that really gets my heart pumping. It's cozy and sassy, but subtle. — Chantal Fernandez

A look from Gabriela Hearst's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Gabriela Hearst

A look from Gabriela Hearst's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Gabriela Hearst

We need to talk about this Gabriela Hearst skirt, because it's been sitting in my brain for the past nine hours. The intricate, slightly zany lace sits like a dream against that amazing horse print blouse. We could all use a blast of color this time of year, anyway. — Maura Brannigan

Giulietta

A look from Giulietta's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Giulietta's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Imaxtree

It's kind of ironic that my favorite look from Giulietta's Heartbreak Hotel-themed fall collection — complete with arrow-through-a-heart graphics — was a sassy silver jumpsuit that would be pretty perfect for a romantic outing. (God, I sound like one of those lady magazines.) I love the flattering high-waist/tapered-pant silhouette and the detailing at the bodice. Plus, you can't tell here, but the back dips to a point at the waistline. The shimmery jumpsuit also matches the model's metallic eyeliner, drawn into a heartbroken tear dripping down one eye — it's like the little sister to glitter tears. — Fawnia Soo Hoo

Jason Wu

A look from Jason Wu's fall/winter 2016 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Jason Wu's fall/winter 2016 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

I loved this short, printed number at Jason Wu. It was young — but in a very polished way. — Eliza Brooke

Kate Spade

A look from Kate Spade's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Kate Spade's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Imaxtree

While I could've taken home every look from Kate Spade New York's collection, it was this slightly rockstar-inspired blouse and trouser pairing that won my heart. With a bit more edge than I've seen in past Kate Spade lines, this look paired a vintage femininity with a more modern flair. That model's fringy haircut certainly didn't hurt, either. — Maura Brannigan 

A look from Kate Spade's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images

A look from Kate Spade's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images

I really appreciate how consistently Kate Spade presents trends and shapes we know well, like pussy bows or structured plaid coats, through its own very particular vision. This shearling jacket and cropped flare jeans stand out in their simplicity, but don't feel out of place among the "uptown" looks seen throughout the rest of the collection. — Chantal Fernandez 

Milly

A look from Milly's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Milly's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Imaxtree

Maybe it was Monse's debut spring 2016 collection, but I've become obsessed with all these cool, innovative and still-feminine ways you can wear a button-down shirt these days. Milly's wool and texture-heavy fall collection showed some warm swing and cocoon coats I'd love to add to my collection, but this pretty simple look stood out to me for the creative wearability. Plus, it's a cute way to add a layer of warmth to a wispy cotton-shirtdress in the winter months. — Fawnia Soo Hoo

Monse

A look from Monse's fall/winter 2016 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Monse's fall/winter 2016 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

For its debut collection in September, Monse — from Oscar de la Renta alums Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia — introduced a line of elegant, relaxed separates and gowns riffing on the classic oxford shirt. This season, the duo pushed the boundaries of good taste, fusing last season's shirting and black-and-white silk stripes with Pepto Bismol pink velvet and black PVC. While admirably adventurous, it was the looks building more closely on the pair's last collection that were most successful, like this asymmetric ivory striped dress, worn nonchalantly under a deconstructed trench coat in shimmering, textural wool. — Lauren Indvik

A look from Monse's fall/winter 2016 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Monse's fall/winter 2016 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

In addition to daywear and gowns, the designers also introduced some excellent suiting for fall, including these black tuxedo trousers, which unbuttoned up the sides to reveal a bit of calf, worn with a sleeveless wool top whose precise tailoring was counterbalanced by partially unfastened buttons. — Lauren Indvik

Novis

A look from Novis's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Novis's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Imaxtree

Novis designer Jordana Warmflash was inspired by artist Ellsworth Kelly (this was before his death) and thus the collection is full of bright colors and geometric shapes. So of course my favorite look was the one with the least color and no print. This pinafore dress is a perfect winter layering piece. — Dhani Mau

Sophie Theallet

A look from Sophie Theallet's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Sophie Theallet's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Imaxtree

There was something really dramatic and regal about this look that's not necessarily coming across in this photo. But trust me when I say that everyone in the audience had a reaction to this in one way or another. As a side note, the casting for Sophie Theallet was phenomenal; you had OG supermodel Veronica Webb along with other models of color, and a spectrum of body shapes, including Candice Huffine. — Gemma Kim

Tanya Taylor

A look from Tanya Taylor's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Michal Pudelka/Tanya Taylor

A look from Tanya Taylor's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Michal Pudelka/Tanya Taylor

I need this Swarovski crystal flower embroidered velvet bomber right now. It's just beautiful and wearable and colorful — typical Tanya Taylor! I'll take some of those strange but delightful gloves, too. — Chantal Fernandez

A look from Tanya Taylor's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Michal Pudelka/Tanya Taylor

A look from Tanya Taylor's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: Michal Pudelka/Tanya Taylor

First of all, how beautiful is this image, shot by the same guy who did that perfect spring 2015 Valentino campaign? Second, I need that dress in the back, and maybe the sheer blouse it's paired over, and maybe those floral gloves, and maybe that wallpaper... — Dhani Mau

Zimmermann

A look from Zimmermann's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Zimmermann's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Imaxtree

Zimmermann brought its Aussie beachy aesthetic into the wintry months with its "Mirror Mirror" collection featuring fun plays on reflection and light with print, details and silhouettes inspired by India. I loved how this paillette-embellished tunic, worn over a sheer-printed jumpsuit, translates the brand's light and feminine aesthetic into layering season. — Fawnia Soo Hoo