9 Looks We Loved From New York Fashion Week: Day 1

It was all about low-key luxury from brands like Brock Collection, Creatures of Comfort and M. Martin.
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From left to right: Brock Collection. Photo: Brock Collection; Rhié. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images; Creatures of Comfort. Photo: Arun Nevader/Getty Images; M. Martin. Photo: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images

From left to right: Brock Collection. Photo: Brock Collection; Rhié. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images; Creatures of Comfort. Photo: Arun Nevader/Getty Images; M. Martin. Photo: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images

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 our firsthand reports on the latest from the runways, and click here for our coverage of Yeezy Season 3 from Day 1 of New York Fashion Week. 

À Moi

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

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

This was my favorite À Moi look not because it is one of the most wearable in the collection (which it certainly is), but because it looks just delightful to actually wear. The skirt's circular hems give volume and movement, while the bell sleeves hit just the right length on the hand to be exaggerated but not overwhelming. It subverts traditional office attire in all the right ways. — Chantal Fernandez

Brock Collection

A look from Brock Collection's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Brock Collection

A look from Brock Collection's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Brock Collection

I'd describe my favorite look from Brock Collection's first runway show as an unfussy ensemble for a very fancy person — say, an off-duty Vogue editor. The pristine white robe jacket is made from mink, while the denim is cropped and distressed in all the right places. Considering that everyone in the industry seems to be clamoring to find that perfect pair of vintage-inspired jeans, this look feels especially current. — Alyssa Vingan Klein

Creatures of Comfort

A look from Creatures of Comfort's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Arun Nevader/Getty Images

A look from Creatures of Comfort's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Arun Nevader/Getty Images

Creatures of Comfort appeals to a woman's desire to swaddle herself in blanket-like clothing, slip on a pair of flat shoes and knock about town looking like the coolest intellectual who ever touched down in SoHo. Some women desire that, at least; I am one of them. I love how this long knit situation bridges the divide between Snuggie and bowling shirt, elevating both to a plane of chic that you didn't know either could reach. — Eliza Brooke

A look from Creatures of Comfort's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Arun Nevader/Getty Images

A look from Creatures of Comfort's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Arun Nevader/Getty Images

This is the look that opened Creatures of Comfort on Thursday, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since I first saw it on Instagram. What kind of a person are you if you don't want — nay, need — a pink velvet suit?! Show yourself! And while it could just as easily have been styled with a dainty white blouse, the yellow turtleneck was so unexpected and very much appreciated. — Maura Brannigan

Creatures of the Wind

A look from Creatures of the Wind's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Creatures of the Wind

A look from Creatures of the Wind's fall/winter 2016 show. Photo: Creatures of the Wind

What drew me in first about this retro-leaning look were the proportions — the turtleneck sweater paired with cropped, graphic herringbone pants and a flared camel coat. I love the elements all together, but they'd wear as easily on their own. Plus, despite their unconventional cuts, I'd consider them all to be wardrobe classics. — Alyssa Vingan Klein

M. Martin

M. Martin's relaxed monochromatic suiting. Photo: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images

M. Martin's relaxed monochromatic suiting. Photo: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images

As I discussed with designers Jennifer Noyes and Alex Gilbert, who really proved that they're knitwear geniuses on Thursday, not everyone can pull off this color, but I'm really tempted to try. — Dhani Mau

Trademark

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

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

I have a Definite Thing for white, frilly smock dresses, and it makes all the sense in the world that Trademark would be able to create the all-American classic with such a modern spin. I'd love to edge it up with a pair of black ankle boots, but these clunky mule-clogs (such a thing?) do just the trick. — Maura Brannigan

Rhié

A look from Rhié's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images

A look from Rhié's fall/winter 2016 presentation. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images

It's inevitable to be drawn towards designer Rie Yamagata's knitwear. She has an innate knack for elevating the simplest cable pullover, as you can see from its hodgepodge of details, elongated sleeves and asymmetrical waistband. The floor-length, slim trousers with pleated tail hems serve as a dressier alternative to cropped fringed jeans — aka my idea of party pants. And I love the pairing of blush with burgundy shades, which were interestingly inspired by the solar system's color palette. — Maria Bobila

Katie Ermilio

A look from Katie Ermilio's fall 2016 presentation. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Katie Ermilio's fall 2016 presentation. Photo: Imaxtree

I love Katie Ermilio for her ability to make things that are undeniably classy and elegant, but also a little fun and playful. This dress, in a chic navy with its '90s-feeling square neckline and subtle bows on the shoulders, is my ideal look for all fancy occasions. — Dhani Mau

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