13 Looks We Loved From Day 5 Of New York Fashion Week

Including Rosie Assoulin, Mara Hoffman, 3.1 Phillip Lim and more.
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Looks from day five of NYFW.

Looks from day five of NYFW.

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.

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Phillip Lim's fall show was so, so wearable — and while his collections generally veer on the sportier side, this round felt especially outstanding. Each piece alone was special, but together the styling brought it to the next level. Nipples, as we've been saying, are now Very In. I enjoyed the way the bare torso was sheathed in a wide fishnet (an element present throughout the range as a whole), and this suit is the perfect shade of bright, bright blue. —Maura Brannigan

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

See what I mean about everything feeling so wearable, yet special? I'd wear this textured dress every day of my life — layer it with tights or jeans, or just wear it with sandals! — as is also the case with this leather jacket and paneled ankle boots. The whole thing is just a total slam dunk. —Maura Brannigan

Christopher Esber

Christopher Esber Fall 2017. Photo: Christopher Esber

Christopher Esber Fall 2017. Photo: Christopher Esber

Christopher Esber, who showed in New York for the first time this season, is sure to be Australia's next big fashion export. His Fall 2017 collection showed off his ability to play with fabrics and textures; inspired by cars, there were glossy patent leathers, crisp cottons and oversize silhouettes. This midi-skirt was a real standout, thanks to the oversize resin buttons made to mimic the woodgrain of old car interiors. —Tyler McCall 

Haney

Haney Fall 2017. Photo: Haney

Haney Fall 2017. Photo: Haney

For Fall 2017, Taylor Swift and celeb favorite Haney took inspiration from the James Bond classic "Goldfinger" and the badass-ery of Bond girls past. Founder Mary Alice Haney's homage is clearly evident in this adorable floral-print minidress, which a former intern recently borrowed. Of course, when said intern is Ava Phillipe — daughter of Haney's good friend (and loyal customer) Reese Witherspoon — there's a good chance the loaned dress will make it onto the red carpet. —Fawnia Soo Hoo

Lela Rose

Lela Rose Fall 2017. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images

Lela Rose Fall 2017. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images

Honestly, I don't even know how to begin choosing a favorite look from Lela Rose's Fall 2017 collection, which seemed 100 percent catered to me. From the beautiful lacy dresses to the color palette to the adorable knee socks (!!!), every piece had me freaking out — on the inside, because I'm a lady who wears Lela Rose. This outfit, though, sums it up best: A simple day dress with flattering embroidery, layered over a white button-down and styled with knee socks and loafer heels. —Tyler McCall

Libertine

Libertine Fall 2017. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Libertine Fall 2017. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

The best way to sum up Libertine's Fall 2017 collection is like if your stoner friend in college suddenly came into an inheritance: Patterns like leopard print and florals clashed with quirky embroidery and tapestry details. My favorite, though, was an overly embellished cloak, which featured Shakespeare's face on the back. In his speech bubble? "Sup?" It got a big smile out of me. —Tyler McCall 

Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Mara Hoffman Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

To me, the whole collection from Mara Hoffman felt like a perfect example of why women's clothing that's actually designed by women is such a good thing: The ensembles were pretty and creative while still appearing comfy and real-life wearable. This peachy monochrome look, worn by badass Indonesian musician Yuna, is the perfect example. Why choose some dude's fantasy of what women should look like when you could have this? —Whitney Bauck

Maryam Nassir Zadeh

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

If I start every day of my life like I did on Monday, I'll be a happy camper. I should specify: If I start every day of my life seated in a chic, pleasant theater inside the GUGGENHEIM (?!), I'll be the happiest camper. The Maryam Nassir Zadeh collection could've looked like literal garbage piles and I would've been entranced by the set and the music and general chicness oozing out of every crevice. But, alas! It was beautiful, with knockout shoes and stellar clothing to match. A former colleague of mine and I spent no less than a full minute talking about this look in particular, and how oddly wearable these pants are. —Maura Brannigan

Monse

Monse Fall 2017. Photo: JP Yim/Getty Images

Monse Fall 2017. Photo: JP Yim/Getty Images

I loved the pirate-y details of Monse's Fall 2017 collection, but this look was a real standout. Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim know their way around a sequin, and this skirt had a satisfying heft but still moved delicately. The way the slashes on the black sweater revealed the color underneath was a thoughtful touch. —Tyler McCall

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

There were so many beautiful evening dresses at Oscar de la Renta that will likely end up on a red carpet very, very soon. But some nominated starlet had better put her name on the closing dress, worn by Bella Hadid, ASAP: A column dress rendered in black velvet with a stunning ruching detail that revealed an embellished layer of white satin is begging for a moment in the spotlight. —Tyler McCall 

Rosie Assoulin

Rosie Assoulin Fall 2017. Photo: Rosie Assoulin

Rosie Assoulin Fall 2017. Photo: Rosie Assoulin

This sparkly, amazing technicolor dream coat from Rosie Assoulin glistened beautifully in the light (I asked the model to twirl and she indulged me). The pottery-shaped single earring, some relaxed, dark denim and heeled sandals were the perfect complements — never before has "art teacher chic" looked so exquisite. —Alyssa Vingan Klein

Rosie Assoulin Fall 2017. Photo: Rosie Assoulin

Rosie Assoulin Fall 2017. Photo: Rosie Assoulin

Perhaps it's because I was feeling some pre-Valentine's Day vibes, but this romantic ruffled gown with preserved floral detailing at the shoulder stole my heart. —Alyssa Vingan Klein 

Zimmermann

Zimmermann Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Zimmermann Fall 2017. Photo: Imaxtree

Aussie designer Nicky Zimmermann looked to feminism and a future of possibility through the optimistic lens of a post-World War I-era women's college in Sydney. Hence, lots of sporty, vintage menswear references: reimagined tennis stripes, oversize pantsuits and the label's signature ethereal, ultra-fem dresses tempered by rugged masculine layers. It also felt like the creative director was preparing us for next year's long, cold and brutally windy walk to the Fall 2018 runway shows with creatively counterbalanced layers of function and fashion. —Fawnia Soo Hoo

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