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We came, we saw, we (divided and) conquered. The spring 2017 season of New York Fashion Week has come to a close, but over the last eight days, team Fashionista has run all over Manhattan — or, in some cases, to Brooklyn and Roosevelt Island — to cover the 200-plus shows, presentations and events on the tightly packed schedule, from both front of house and backstage. (Not an easy feat for a staff of just eight editors.) There were obvious highs and lows, but for the most part, we found ourselves in agreement regarding our favorite collections of the week. From buzzy up-and-comers to established industry superstars, read on for the shows that wowed us this NYFW. Until next time!

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang took his squad on spring break this season, and the California native mixed elements of sport (board shorts, wetsuit dresses, sweatshirts), tackiness (bathrobe as coat, bikini pin-up embroideries and graphic prints, underwear as outerwear) and some of his signature silhouettes (relaxed suiting, crisp shirting fashioned into dresses or skirts) for a surf-inspired collection that was commercial without lacking in personality. —Alyssa Vingan Klein


Altuzarra's '80s-tinged collection was a pure delight, thanks to flirty fruit prints, sweet gingham, boldly colored stripes, ruffles galore, and oversized florals — all of which, in many cases, were expertly mixed together. While this all sounds like it skews young, Altuzarra's #GirlBoss signatures, like tailored blazers, high-waisted pencil skirts, silk shirting and luxe outerwear were abundant, too. —Alyssa Vingan Klein


I headlined my review "Coach's Rockabilly Biker Gang Is the Only Squad I Want to Be a Part of," and now, on the other side of NYFW's spring 2017 season, I stand by it. Designer Stuart Vevers performed the very difficult task of creating an extremely thematic, over-the-top collection that remained completely sellable — which is a testament to Vevers's commercial expertise. I was captivated by every single look, from Elvis-printed T-shirts to lace-heavy baby doll dresses to studded moto jackets and prairie-style sheer skirts. The show as a whole transported me to a place and time so unlike our own, but familiar in every way. I loved every minute of it. —Maura Brannigan


Expectations were high for Jonathan Saunders's debut at DvF, but if there was any pressure to deliver, he showed no signs of it at the intimate presentation for his first outing for the brand. Filled with sophisticated sequins, whisper-thin suedes and leathers, and masterfully mixed prints, Saunders captured all the spirit of DvF while moving the brand forward. He even put his spin on a full range of accessories, a must for any label looking to capture a larger market. The 30 lookbook images may only be a small taste of what's to come, but consider us hungry for more. —Tyler McCall

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is a master showman, and the rave-ready collection he presented at Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday afternoon closed NYFW with an electric bang. From the rainbow striped thigh-high socks (worn with gigantic platforms) to the metallic hot pants and trenches to the frilly baby doll dresses and sequined outerwear, the collection was as loud and fun as the booming trance soundtrack that accompanied it. With so many designers focusing on "see now, buy now" and commercial viability, Jacobs instead gave his audience a temporary escape into a carefree world of excess — and we thank him for that. —Alyssa Vingan Klein


A year after Monse's debut last season, designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia presented an extremely strong collection that became one of the buzziest of the week. This excitement was so palpable that just days before Monse's show was to take place, the brand announced a venue change, made necessary after a surge in RSVPs following the news that the pair had been named the new creative directors of Oscar de la Renta. As expected, the collection lived up to the hype, with incredibly strong eveningwear mixing expertly with Monse's signature shirting, the latter of which came in cotton, silks and even sequins. It left us wanting so, so much more. —Maura Brannigan

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Proenza Schouler

It's become a total cliché to compare Proenza Schouler's collections to works of art (designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are heavily entrenched in the downtown New York art scene), but with their structural silhouettes, bold hues, color- and texture-blocking and accents like beading, feathers, cutouts, ties and fur — in addition to some of the most eye-catching accessories of the week — "artistic" and "well-crafted" are the first descriptors to come to mind. The designers even incorporated streetwear, tying long-sleeved tees around fancy fur coats at the waist. —Alyssa Vingan Klein

Rachel Comey

Comey, who usually hosts intimate private dinners instead of runway shows, did just about the opposite this season. To celebrate her brand’s 15th anniversary, she sent a collection filled with greatest hits (including menswear) and signatures down the sidewalk on Crosby street outside of her store. On the diverse cast of men and women (including friends of Comey's) of all ages, the collection of playful separates and dresses incorporating eccentric prints, twisted denim and Shoes That I Need Immediately, was put in perfect context. —Dhani Mau


Rodarte shows always play to our fashion fantasies, transporting us to a whimsical, romantic world with their intricate, imaginative collections. For spring, the Mulleavy sisters looked to the old Spanish film "The Spirit of the Beehive" — a fact that came through most literally in the honeycomb skirts, "pollen" dresses and abundant florals. But the movie centers around two young girls wandering their village in search of a monster, and both the clothing and beauty look evoked a youthfulness and childlike sweetness. Of course, it wouldn't be a Rodarte collection without a slightly goth, rock-n-roll vibe thrown in, and the fringed leather jackets, giant shearling coats and safety pin-adorned pants did the trick. —Alyssa Vingan Klein

Rosie Assoulin

Rosie Assoulin did it again: Her spring collection, inspired by beach chairs and umbrellas, was a delightful assortment of textures and fabrics in her signature volumes and silhouettes. It was a mini-vacation in presentation form, packing peanuts and all. —Chantal Fernandez

Sies Marjan

Rather than look to cultural references or bygone eras, Sies Marjan designer Sander Lak simply told a story with color for his second-ever collection. Set against the dusty, time-honored backdrop of the New York Bar Association library, the assortment of bright, monochromatic looks — in "apple green, lemon, orange, flamingo, sky blue, army green, tan and navy" as they're described in the show notes — felt incredibly fresh and modern. Best of all, these clothes aren't only eye-catching; they're also desirable and wearable. —Dhani Mau

Tanya Taylor

Tanya Taylor continued to push herself this season, playing with ruffles, tassels, fringe and other dreamy embellishments on a whole range of feminine dresses and separates that look easy to wear. It's a fresh variation on both current trending silhouettes and what we've come to expert from the print-heavy designer. The presentation featured models standing on platforms of colorful sand — the cherry on top of a texture-filled spring collection. —Chantal Fernandez

Thom Browne

Aside from Thom Browne's Instagram-ready set — the runway and its backdrop were made from contrasting tiles that recalled the bottom of a swimming pool — his collection filled with trompe l'oeil dresses (and models with comically orange spray tans and oversized sunglasses) was fit for any Palm Springs trophy wife splitting her time between the spa, the shopping mall and the country club. —Alyssa Vingan Klein 


Between the sublime casting, incredible styling, and the lovely clothes, Tome was a highlight of fashion week from just about every conceivable angle. — Tyler McCall