Funny hats, prairie shoes, hip pads — Marc Jacobs was all about the kookie. And it was definitely a jaw dropper, as usual. Unfortunately, the collection falls into my 'unwearable' category. Especially the oversized coats and unflattering hem lengths. This is where the show prize goes to 10 Crosby Derek Lam for creating awe-inspiring lookbooks per season. I crave every outfit!

While Band of Outsiders brought the rugged southwest to New York, my favorite looks were more refined. Speaking of, kudos to Christian Siriano for designing a seriously chic and streamlined collection. One that any girl would be overjoyed to wear.

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Featured above: Band of Outsiders, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Prabal Gurung and Christian Siriano.

From city slickers to glamutantes to the street savvy, New York Fashion Week brings on the themes. And there are many to explore. Not to mention color! 

This season, your breakdown of the runway comes to you in the form collage visuals. This multi-part recap will come in select doses to excite your senses. The last installment will include a final tally of carry-overs and emerging themes so you'll know just what to expect this coming fall 2012.

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Featured above: Billy Reid, Nicholas K, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg.

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