Top 10 Fall 2010 Collections

We sift through dozens of shows -- 65 in the Bryant Park tents alone -- and pick out the season's biggest winners. Come Fall, this is who you should be buying.

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<strong>PROENZA SCHOULER</strong><br /> Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez's unique take on the season's prep-school trend -- namely, moody prints and a <em>Heathers</em>-ish goth look -- was truly inventive. <a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/the-thread/The-Collection-Proenza-Schouler-84635212.html" target="_blank">See all the runway looks</a>.
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<strong>ALTUZARRA</strong><br /> With Anna Wintour and pal Alexander Wang sitting front row, Joseph Altuzarra sent down a playful, cohesive collection inspired by both <em>Edward Scissorhands</em> and <em>Twilight</em>. While the buckled leather bodysuits were spectacular, it was the scarlet gowns at the end that caught the eye of most editors. <a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/the-thread/Backstage_with_Altuzarra_All__National_.html" target="_blank">Watch our backstage interview with the designer</a>.
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<strong>MARC JACOBS</strong><br /> Marc Jacobs' collection was the game-changer of the week: After days packed with velvet, prep-school pieces, and a moody palette, Jacobs opted for timeless tailoring and '30s-inspired glamour. <a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/the-thread/The-Collection-Marc-Jacobs-84482782.html" target="_blank">See all the runway looks</a>.
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<strong>3.1 PHILLIP LIM</strong><br /> Lim's disco-punk collection combined the designer's strongest elements in a playful, original way -- like this sequin long-sleeve tank with an elegantly draped asymmetrical dress.
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<strong>JEREMY SCOTT</strong><br /> Jeremy Scott celebrated his triumphant return to New York Fashion Week with a collection based on -- you guessed it -- fashion. With "Everybody Dance Now" blaring and outrageous, playful looks on the runway, it was hard not to feel good about the future of fashion.<a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/the-thread/Behind_the_Scenes_with_Jeremy_Scott_All__National_.html" target="_blank">Watch our interview with the designer</a>.
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<strong>RODARTE</strong><br /> Rodarte's exquisitely-worked pieces looked like they were hand-worked from scraps of fabrics or workroom cast-offs: a floral print mixed with an aztec print mixed with heavy wool mixed with a splash of lace for sleeves. The highlights were the tattered, magical brides at the finale wearing long white gowns.
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<strong>VENA CAVA</strong><br /> Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock added a luxurious element to their Fall 2010 collection in the form of sumptuous furs and chunky gold jewelry. Overall, the looks had the kind of slick, downtown cuts -- from black dresses to chic jumpsuits -- that will make most retailers quite happy. <a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/the-thread/Backstage_with_Vena_Cava_All__National_.html" target="_blank">Watch our backstage interview with the designers</a>.
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<strong>SUNO</strong><br /> Suno's star is on the rise, not only because of the label's cleverly mixed graphic prints and flattering silhouettes, but because we hear even Anna Wintour turned up to see the Fall 2010 collection at MAC & Milk.
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<strong>NAEEM KHAN</strong><br /> Naeem Khan's gorgeous collection was the perfect close to Fashion Week: Its exquisite beading and handworked dresses caused the entire audience to burst into a standing ovation.
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<strong>ZERO + MARIA CORNEJO</strong><br /> Maria Cornejo gave a superb showing of classic silhouettes for men and women, modernized by asymmetrical cuts and pops of loud, mustard-yellow print (referred to in the program as "chaos").
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