15 Looks We Loved From Day 2 Of New York Fashion Week

Including Chromat, Kate Spade, Jason Wu and more.
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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.

Chromat

Chromat Fall 2017. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for IMG Models

Chromat Fall 2017. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for IMG Models

After Sabina Karlsson's breakout season in September, I was so excited to see her on Chromat's runway. While many of the collection's looks revolved around bikinis, briefs and one-piece bathing suits, this form-fitting dress stood out from the pack. I loved its styling, from the swoop of blue eye shadow to the clompy ankle boots — and you really can't top Chromat's incredible casting. (More on that later.) —Maura Brannigan

Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Chromat

Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Chromat

The vestigial sleeves on this Chromat dress are reminiscent of things we've seen before from the likes of Hood By Air, Fenty Puma by Rihanna and Comme des Garçons. As always, they're so impractical if you're not an alien with extra limbs, and as always, I love them in spite of myself. —Whitney Bauck

Cushnie et Ochs

Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

The only thing sexier than a little black dress is a (sort of) little white dress, like the one worn by Manon Leloup on the Cushnie et Ochs fall 2017 runway. It's simple without being boring — thanks to the asymmetrical straps and paneling — and feminine without being girlie. (Side note: Is it time for warm weather yet?) —Karina Hoshikawa

Hellessy

Hellessy Fall 2017. Photo: Hellessy

Hellessy Fall 2017. Photo: Hellessy

This shoulder-baring shell and slouchy pant pairing from Hellessy looks (and presumably feels) sexy and comfy at the same time. —Fawnia Soo Hoo

Jason Wu

Jason Wu Fall 2017. Photo: Jason Wu

Jason Wu Fall 2017. Photo: Jason Wu

This cherry red Jason Wu coat — paired with a matching lip — is the epitome of a one-piece wardrobe wonder. It'd be impossible not to look glamorous in this, even if you just threw it on over vintage jeans and sneakers. —Alyssa Vingan Klein

Jason Wu Fall 2017. Photo: Jason Wu

Jason Wu Fall 2017. Photo: Jason Wu

One of the more casual looks from the collection, this cutout sweater and ruffled skirt (covered in a cheeky graphic print of florals and pinup girls) is both youthful and sophisticated. The fishnets add a modern, trendy touch as well — the Instagirls do love them, after all. —Alyssa Vingan Klein

Kate Spade

Kate Spade Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Kate Spade Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

I loved everything at Kate Spade — literally, everything. From the rose-embroidered heels to the leopard print details to the red cape (!), the Russian-inspired collection was as charming as it was wearable. This look, a miniskirt emblazoned with leopards and a furry cat-eared hat, emphasizes what designer Deborah Lloyd does best: Just a small dose of quirk sprinkled in a flattering, practical wardrobe that would seamlessly take a woman from work to play. —Tyler McCall 

Kate Spade Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Kate Spade Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

I was insanely happy to see Kate Spade's return to the New York Fashion Week calendar. Their presentations are just the best — so joyful, and the perfect embodiment of the brand — and I often leave their events wanting more than my fair share of goods. This look, from head-to-toe, called out to me in a very direct way. "Maura," the velvet said. "You need us on your body." It's femme and a little bit tomboyish and everything I like about Kate Spade's ready-to-wear. —Maura Brannigan

Linder

Linder Fall 2017. Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Linder Fall 2017. Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Co-Creative Directors and designers Sam Linder and Kirk Millar debuted a full women's collection, along with its men's line, for fall 2017. One of my favorites was this blush pink blouse draped over a printed slip dress. The top's hemline is so dramatic, it almost creates a "thighbrow" illusion, and the back has an open cutout that's lined with buttons. It's always interesting to see how designers add their own spin to shirting, and this iteration was truly unique. The silver hook choker is also a nice touch. —Maria Bobila

Milly

Milly Fall 2017. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFA

Milly Fall 2017. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFA

Michelle Smith's "Fractured" theme representing the post-election feels of defeat and strength is literally represented through asymmetry, random slashes and contrasting blend of textures. (Also kudos for a remix of "Fight the Power" playing not once, but twice during the show.) —Fawnia Soo Hoo

Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Nicole Miller Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Nicole Miller revisited grunge for fall and this animal print blouse and ruffly skirt set has a polished, throwback Courtney Love vibe to it. —Fawnia Soo Hoo 

Sachin & Babi

Sachin & Babi Fall 2017. Photo: Sachin & Babi

Sachin & Babi Fall 2017. Photo: Sachin & Babi

This blouse-y maxi dress from Sachin & Babi just oozes a sexy, comfortably louche aesthetic. Although, double stick tape is definitely needed. —Fawnia Soo Hoo

Tanya Taylor

Tanya Taylor Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Tanya Taylor Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Tanya Taylor does beautiful, feminine clothes like no one else. For Fall 2017, Taylor played with bright, powerful prints inspired by antique kimonos. A white, off-the-shoulder dress featured beautiful embroidery; several coats featured patchwork fur detailing. This look felt like something the American Girl doll Samantha would wear today, which, coming from me, is very high praise. —Tyler McCall

Telfar

Photo: Telfar

Photo: Telfar

Designer Telfar Clemens broke fashion boundaries by mixing elements from different garments and genres. The result was a polished remix of sportswear, like this slouchy peacoat-puffer hybrid paired with logo sweatpants and a track jacket with double front pockets. —Maria Bobila

VFiles

Daniëlle Cathari Fall 2017. Photo: VFiles

Daniëlle Cathari Fall 2017. Photo: VFiles

Of the handful of young designers showing their work on the VFiles runway, Daniëlle Cathari's collection of reconstructed Adidas tracksuits was a clear winner. Just don't ask me how she plans to produce these on a larger scale without hearing from the sports brand's lawyers. —Whitney Bauck

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