18 Looks We Loved from Day 1 of New York Fashion Week

Including Brock Collection, Thakoon, Adam Selman and more.
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From L-R: Thakoon, Adam Selman, Brock Collection

From L-R: Thakoon, Adam Selman, Brock Collection

It’s New York Fashion Week, which means the Fashionista team is running around town 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 presentations, and click here for even more reviews.

Adam Selman

Adam Selman Fall 2017. Photo: Maria Valentino

Adam Selman Fall 2017. Photo: Maria Valentino

There are few things I love more than a denim shirt, and this cowgirl-inspired, rose-embroidered Adam Selman version hits all of the right Americana notes. I also enjoyed the red pleated party dress layered overtop — it's a fun update on the slip dress trend that's become ubiquitous recently. The black belt and knee socks lend some downtown edge and sex appeal, but in true Adam Selman fashion, it's still delightfully girlie. Alyssa Vingan Klein

Adam Selman Fall 2017. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images

Adam Selman Fall 2017. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images

Selman is the master of making just about anything look sexy. It's not just because he includes naked or near-naked women in his prints — Fall 2017 features a rather lovely floral print with bodies sprinkled throughout — but because Selman seems to worship the female body. It's not often that one finds a Western motif sexual, but Selman's take, which involved a red rose motif and plenty of denim, pulls it off. Who else could make a denim overall dress and striped button-down feel almost scandalous? — Tyler McCall

Adeam

Adeam Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Adeam Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

This was a very strong collection from Adeam. The elaborate, wood-paneled venue of the High Line Hotel lent a great background to the dark, architectural clothes. This look, worn by personal favorite Yumi Lambert, was a standout for me thanks to its witchy detailing, slight bralette and general flowiness. (Witches!) — Maura Brannigan

Adeam Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Adeam Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Another good one from Adeam was this swingy jumpsuit as worn with a sheer Edwardian blouse. I would’ve been into either item alone, but when styled together they worked like a charm. — Maura Brannigan

Brock Collection

Brock Collection Fall 2017. Photo: Dan Lecca/Brock Collection

Brock Collection Fall 2017. Photo: Dan Lecca/Brock Collection

On the first day of fashion week, current fashion darlings Kristopher Brock and Laura Vassar proved why they won the 2016 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund last November. As a live cellist and pianist played "Best I Ever Had" and "Where Is My Mind," Brock Collection sent out a beautifully romantic and modern vision for Fall 2017. Ruby red, rust and black tones dominated the runway, with muted florals woven throughout; crisp taffetas mixed with stiff menswear fabrics, but somehow still looked perfectly fluid. — Tyler McCall

Brock Collection Fall 2017. Photo: Dan Lecca/Brock Collection

Brock Collection Fall 2017. Photo: Dan Lecca/Brock Collection

There were looks for work (tailored trousers, pencil skirts), for play (denim, of course, worn with gorgeous coats and plush sweaters), and for evening (gowns fresh from a windswept English countryside). While the whole collection was outstanding, celebrities and editors alike will surely be rushing for the mink pieces — why not have an off-the-shoulder fur coat, after all? — Tyler McCall

Cinq à Sept

Cinq à Sept Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Cinq à Sept Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Hot on the heels of my interview with Cinq à Sept’s Jane Siskin, the contemporary label’s Fall 2017 show at Le Coucou was one of the collections I was most excited to see this week. With fun, unlikely combinations of textures and prints, each piece felt fresh and new, though still representative of Cinq à Sept’s brand identity. This particular look — in frothy baby pink and with wearable styling — came towards the end of the runway show, and it’s going to be difficult to top. — Maura Brannigan

Cinq à Sept Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Cinq à Sept Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

…Until this look, so sweet and sexy and swingy all at once. Do I like color now? — Maura Brannigan

Collina Strada

Collina Strada Fall 2017. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Collina Strada Fall 2017. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Collina Strada's otherworldly "Terraform Mars" collection may have imagined a scenario in which humans have trashed the earth so badly that we have to leave it, but this voluminous denim jumpsuit situation is one I'd be happy to wear on any planet. — Whitney Bauck

Collina Strada Fall 2017. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Collina Strada Fall 2017. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

With its hardware embellishments — the earrings on the hood! — consider this a quirky and fancy update to your monotonous hoodie. I love the powdery blue hue and how it's paired with ruffled denim and furry shoes. A weird mashup that works so well. — Maria Bobila

Creatures of Comfort

Creatures of Comfort Fall 2017. Photo: Creatures of Comfort

Creatures of Comfort Fall 2017. Photo: Creatures of Comfort

Creatures of Comfort designer Jade Lai was thinking about glamping while working on this collection, and this macrame-infused fuchsia number feels like the perfect way to adultify a childhood summer camp fave. — Whitney Bauck

La Perla

La Perla Fall 2017. Photo: Don Ashby

La Perla Fall 2017. Photo: Don Ashby

La Perla's first New York Fashion Week show was chock-full of supermodels, from Naomi Campbell and Kendall Jenner to Sasha Pivovarova and Liu Wen. The show itself, though, felt a bit scattershot, with plaid, "Clueless"-inspired suiting (chunky, '90s-heels and all) making up one part; slinky, silk slip dresses another; and a finale that included super-bedazzled, sheer dresses and evening looks. The best looks were the ones that hewed more closely to La Perla's bread-and-butter: Sexy but sophisticated lingerie inspired pieces that pared the ornamentation way back. — Tyler McCall

Novis

Novis Fall 2017. Photo: Novis

Novis Fall 2017. Photo: Novis

Does fall have to be depressing? Not if you're wearing something from Novis's bright and cheery Fall 2017 collection. Inspired by Danish and Swedish design, there was plenty of jewel-toned color-blocking, stripes and florals. Velvet and thick knits added richness in texture, while menswear plaids provided a foil for the bright colors. — Tyler McCall

Öhlin/D

Öhlin/D Fall 2017. Photo: Luke Abby/Öhlin/D

Öhlin/D Fall 2017. Photo: Luke Abby/Öhlin/D

Anne Deane and Jacob Park have proven that they are masters of knitwear, producing covetable, high-quality sweaters in every gauge imaginable. But with their Fall 2017 collection, they're showing that they're equally capable with more fluid and tailored pieces. They were inspired by the "off-duty librarian" a delightful concept that resulted in pieces that looked professional in a slightly deranged way: giant pussy-bow blouses, ruffled corset details in menswear fabrics, tops and skirts held together by oversize safety pins. The standout was this coat with raw-edged details and oversize sleeves. — Tyler McCall

R13

R13 Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

R13 Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Although designer Chris Leba presented a more elevated collection this time around for his grunge-friendly label R13, I'm glad he didn't stray too far away from his penchant for distressed details, like this oversize cableknit sweater. Pairing it with a turtleneck and plaid pants keeps the look polished while maintaining a cool edge. And can we talk about these floral print boots?! — Maria Bobila

Thakoon

Thakoon Spring 2017. Photo: Thakoon

Thakoon Spring 2017. Photo: Thakoon

Talk about keeping things simple: At Thakoon's presentation on Thursday night, only eight looks were shown. But sometimes, as Thakoon proved, you only need a few looks to make a statement. He knows his way around a print (probably blindfolded), and Spring 2017 features stunning floral scarf-prints mixed with stripes and crisp khakis. It's just the kind of thing you want to wear to the office on sunny spring days — and should those ever come, Thakoon's Spring 2017 collection is already for sale. — Tyler McCall

Thakoon Spring 2017. Photo: Albert Urso/Getty Images

Thakoon Spring 2017. Photo: Albert Urso/Getty Images

If you know me, you probably know that I respect Patagonia a lot and wear a lot of its fleeces with some regularity throughout most of the year. Was this a Thakoon-ified version of Patagonia’s Snap-T Pullover?! It sure looked like it, and boy am I on board. — Maura Brannigan

Ulla Johnson

Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images

Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images

With its funky sleeves and corset-like waist closure, this Ulla Johnson look feels like an infinitely wearable way to try a few of-the-moment sartorial motifs without going overboard on the trend bandwagon. Plus, I'm always a sucker for a girl with a shaved head. — Whitney Bauck

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