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LaQuan Smith

LaQuan Smith was quite the spectacle to behold in the best way possible. Current It Girl of the moment, actress Julia Fox, opened the show in a very sensual take on the little black dress. It set the mood for a show that was equal parts sexy and glamorous with above-the-knee skirts, cropped jackets, and plunging necklines. The LaQuan Smith woman is not afraid to own herself and make a statement. She’s bold, beautiful, and all eyes will be on her. Kristopher Fraser

LaQuan Smith.

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What does the goth girl do when she has to become a New York office staffer? Duncan attempted to answer those questions. First, she’s going to have a strong penchant for wearing black still, but she’ll get a bit adventurous with red. Secondly, she’s going to want a clean silhouette, but she won’t be too minimalist. Details, like rouching, shoulder bows, and sequin embellishments kept this collection from being too understated. To elevate a garment, it’s often about those small details. Kristopher Fraser

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Badgley Mischka

The consistently great thing about Badgley Mischka is the delight in dressing up that the label takes. The shows are shamelessly gorgeous fantasies of luxury made real–and so it was with a parade of chiffons, silks, and glitter and shimmer sprayed everywhere. Badgley Mischka are starring in their very own eternal season of The Gilded Age (with a bit of Julia Roberts/Pretty Woman opera red dress homage for good measure), and it’s much appreciated. Tim Teeman

Badgley Mischka.

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Anna Sui

Hey there, Georgy Girl! At Anna Sui, a parade of colorful knits, flares, and fitted tops and skirts were vibrant, mostly mod, and beamed in mainly from a 1960’s pleasure zone, but with some later Biba thrown in too. A riot of patterns clashed tastefully, like dogtooth check alongside florals and psychedelic welly boots. Even the guys got their own tangy-hued sweaters, with belts at a hip-jutting angle. It may make you nostalgic (if you are old enough), and if you are not old enough, then enjoy—and wear—Anna Sui’s wittily tweaked history lesson. Tim Teeman

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