Our Favorite Shows of NYFW

New York Fashion Week has left the building. After the whirlwind of shows, presentations, one giant snowstorm and endless cab rides, we're ready to kick back and relax. But, before we head off for the weekend, we thought we'd share a few of our favorite things. Here are the shows that had us smiling all week long:

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Jenny Packham

"No, there weren't any breaking new trends, cool streetwear or avant garde pieces worth discussing over dinner. Still, the slim, Gatsby-esque silhouettes—red, pastel and hand beaded—were exquisitely rendered and fit for a princess. (Or, more precisely, a Duchess. K-Mid is totally a member of the J Pack.)" -Alison Syrett, Digital Fashion Writer


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Jenny Packham



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Jenny Packham



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Anna Sui

"The clothes were signature Anna—geo prints, jewel tones, fur bombers—and so was the show, which means there was great songs and famous models. This years the audience was treated to '60s French music, go-go dancing and Karlie Kloss in a eyelet bathing cap! So much fun." -Alison Syrett, Digital Fashion Writer


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Anna Sui



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Anna Sui



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Marc Jacobs

"Was the stuff dreams are made of, or at least slumber parties. There were crazy gorgeous sequin dresses, fur stoles everywhere, hot pants (worn by one completely topless model) and metallic pajama sets. I could just imagine Marc backstage yelling, "More sparkles, more eyeliner, more topless girls!" which is always what I imagined happened backstage at a fashion show. It was awesome." -Natalie Matthews, Digital Fashion Writer      


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Marc Jacobs



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Marc Jacobs



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Jason Wu

"Jason Wu's collection was called 'Extreme Femininity,' and you could see it in the fur-shouldered outerwear and lacy trench coats. The accordion-pleated cocktail looks in black, white and red seemed tailor-made for Michelle Obama's closet—what better way to showcase those famous arms? My favorites, however, were the looks that mixed peplum tops featuring dramatic high-low hemlines with skinny black pants. So modern and beautiful." -Elana Fishman, Digital Fashion News Editor


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Jason Wu



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Jason Wu



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Prabal Gurung

"Prabal usually tops my favorite shows from NYFW. His use of prints, embroidery and his workmanship always give way to a great collection. This season, I was very happy to see Prabal take a focus on separates and go a little out of his comfort zone. No doubt it will pay off." -John Jannuzzi, Contributing Digital Editor


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Prabal Gurung



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Prabal Gurung



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Billy Reid

"Of all the NYFW shows, I look forward to Billy Reid the most. A 9:00 P.M. show brings out the die hard fans, and there is always a drink being served. Each season we get to see a Southern take on fashion come up above the Mason-Dixon line. Perhaps it's because Mr. Reid is free of the confines of New York City that he always produces fresh, comfortable and light shows. Everything read American splendor, just without the snobbiness." -John Jannuzzi, Contributing Digital Editor


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Billy Reid



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Billy Reid



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3.1 Phillip Lim

"Phillip Lim's biker-inspired collection was a definite highlight for me. There were stunning pieces in quilted neoprene, classic leather moto jackets and sexy slit skirts, short-strapped crossbody bags in a variety of different skins and shaggy shearling coats—all of which the designer expertly layered together in a way that seemed effortless. The over-the-knee boots were incredible, too—they're tied with the red-and-blue plaid coat for the item I'm most considering splurging on for myself." -Elana Fishman, Digital Fashion News Editor


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3.1 Phillip Lim



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3.1 Phillip Lim



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Proenza Schouler

"I want every single look from Proenza Schouler's collection—too bad I'd have to be a gazillionaire to get my hands on those gorgeous ostrich-skin skirts, Balenciaga-esque round-shouldered coats and pony hair pieces. In Jack and Laz's hands, classically edgy materials became chic and polished—a slim cocktail dress was completely covered with lengths of chain, while strips of leather were woven together to form a sort of bouclé. Incredible." -Elana Fishman, Digital Fashion News Editor


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Proenza Schouler



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Ralph Lauren

"I'll be honest, the past few seasons of Ralph Lauren have left me wanting. However, this collection was everything we've come to know Ralph for. The pieces were impeccably made and fit and interpreted his inspiration without going the costume route." -John Jannuzzi, Contributing Digital Editor


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Ralph Lauren



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Ralph Lauren



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Victoria, Victoria Beckham

"Not the stuff dreams are made of, but the stuff I'd actually wear in real life. Most of the dresses looked like smartly layered separates but were really all one piece, like the tuxedo-inspired shifts with the shirt tails peeking out. I appreciate that it wasn't just cool runway styling but the will-be-sold-this-way piece itself I wanted. It's hard to think of somewhere I wouldn't wear those dresses, or pretty much most of this collection." -Natalie Matthews, Digital Fashion Writer


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Victoria, Victoria Beckham



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Victoria, Victoria Beckham