The Top 10 Shows of New York Fashion Week

Out of the hundreds of collections that made their debut this season, here are the ones that lingered.

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Rodarte: The Mulleavy sisters continue to make collections that not only dazzle as wearable art, but also feel perfectly cohesive. Their Van Gogh-inspired spring offerings captured an impressionistic mood and was rife with jaw-dropping details.
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Proenza Schouler: Only designers like Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez could take shag carpeting (on the runway) and kitschy '50s inspirations and create completely wearable, of-the-moment looks.
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Prabal Gurung: It's hard to know what to highlight first when discussing Gurung's over-the-top collection -- the sexy cut-out cocktail dresses, the exquisite patterns, the jaw-dropping details. All in all, the designer proved he's maturing into a formidable master of both design and showmanship.
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Marc Jacobs: Whether or not the designer winds up at Dior by the end of the year, his namesake collection deserved its new spot closing out the entire week of shows. Only Jacobs could take Bob Fosse as an inspiration, combine it with materials like cellophane and silicone, and wind up with a collection that felt cohesive, wearable, and dazzling.
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Theyskens for Theory: Olivier Theyskens managed to create a quirky, original silhouette -- these slouchy at-the-waist and at-the-hip trousers -- that also managed to feel completely essential, as did his relaxed, sexy dresses and confident jackets.
3.1 Phillip Lim: Lim has established himself as a master of simple, easygoing looks with just enough downtown cool to make them irresistible, but his spring collection of featherlight basics rendered in lovely pastels took the look to new heights.
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Altuzarra: Designer Joseph Altuzarra managed to take the ultra-bright colors and bold patterns that have permeated the runways this season and transform them into a cohesive, sporty collection that felt infinitely wearable.
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Suno: Designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty have matured beyond simple print-mixing and into seriously sophisticated textiles and design. This collection -- infused with subtle details and Japanese-influenced patterns -- was breathtaking.
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Preen: From the palette to the prints to the juxtaposition of pixellated prints and lace, designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi captured a beguiling feminine mood for spring.
Calvin Klein: Francisco Costa has proven himself to be a master of minimalism -- the brand's DNA, to say the least -- but this collection steered more towards the gossamer-y and feminine. Each piece felt wonderfully faithful to a woman's form, without looking too clingy or sexy.
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