NYFW: Jeremy Laing, Jeremy Scott, Kevork Kiledjian, Libertine, Lela Rose, and Marchesa

Jeremy Scott is a designer that people love to hate. His collections are often gimmicky, strange, and sometimes a little tacky. I, for one, am not a huge fan, but I don't dislike him either. All that being said, I really enjoyed this collection. It's a little bit country and western plus a little Las Vegas "bright lights, big city" blended together to create some bizarrely appealing pieces. I'm entirely unsure how these pieces would translate to real life wear, but I like them nevertheless. What would I pick? I'd go with the one-shouldered dress, the long "Paradise" tee (I love it, and it reminds me of an old Georgio Armani t-shirt my mom randomly had), the cactus t-shirt dress, and the patent leather (maybe vinyl or PVC? ) cropped jacket.

NYFW: Graeme Armour, Gary Graham, Helmut Lang, J. Mendel, Jen Kao

Mmm, Graeme Armour. This line is usually hit or miss for me, but this time, I like it! I really like the slight bagginess of the pieces shown here. Nothing's actually skintight or overly slouchy -- the fit is great. I particularly enjoy how the leather jacket (shown at far left) has built in sleeves to knot around the waist. There are sheer pants here too, which reminds me of the Acne fall collection.

Okay, Gary Graham! I like where this collection is heading... it's like slightly techno mori girl. I absolutely adore the stockings/tights and shoe combination.

Helmut Lang: what to wear apres-gym, if you're really into appearances.

Jokes aside, I really like the shot of sportiness in this collection. It adds a little softness to a line that is usually a little too far over on the austere side for my liking.