The Mulleavy sisters said after the Rodarte show this afternoon "We always knew we'd do a collection about where we grew up."
Tie-dye met surf cool with dresses fixed foam shoulder straps and bibs, and gorgeous silk prints gave a luxe California feel.
But what we loved most was how everything was mixed up. Fringed knits met bodysuits, which strutted alongside hipster trousers and boxy jackets. We want everything basically...
Even though they were becoming known for their kaleidoscopic and digital prints, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have decided this season to go all minimalist on us.
The color palette was mostly black and white with hints of mint and peach, and the shapes were much more haute couture, with coccoon coats and intricate embroideries detailing.
It'sstill edgy, still cool - but softer, slightly more serious and a bit chicer. We'll wager that the fashion world will be fighting over these pieces...
VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM
VB's diffusion line is now in its fourth season, and this collection took on the same masculine vibe that we saw in her main line show.
Tux-style dresses were layered over shirts - this had a menswear feel but were still sexy thanks to the thigh-grazing hemline.
The show was all about the seperates that were actually often all-in-ones - satin sweatshirts, cool drop waist skirts, button up blouses and pleated minis came in shades of rust, navy, grey and maroon. The full, woolly beanie hat added some wintery cool, and gave the collection a more youthful feel than her big sister label show.
"You are fast-paced, athletic, and chic. You race all over from the Lower East to the Upper East Side Make them die with envy!" said the show notes, proving that sports luxe still reignd supreme in this collection - but with a more edgy, urban feel.
Black was juxtaposed wit bright yellows and orange, and the sporty edge extended to 'go-faster' aerodynamic style shapes and the googles worn by the models made you feel that this show ws intent on winning the race.
Mixing the urban with nature though, Kors also showed an incredible camouflage print faux fur coat, and tones of mink, but the tailoring was stand out for us - not to mention the floor length peplum on his evening dresses.. we want!
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Oscar de la Renta had a guest dsigner helping him out on this collection - John Galliano, who Oscar had asked to spent 3 weeks in the design house.
The result? An incredible mash up of the signature Galliano look (seen especially in the jackets) with vintage de la Renta designs. The 80-year-old has been designing clothes for 50 years, and the beautiful party dresses, including an absolute standout pair of red carpet dreses, fully embellished and in shocking pink and deep purple.)
Oh, and we're ordering one of those hats.
Often seen as a store before a designer, and favoured by first lady Michelle Obama, J Crew is tlike the upmarket and more trend-lead cousin of Gap - but with its signature embellishment of preppy staples with eclectic details, we're keen to see more.
There was a Morrocan feel to this collection, but layred over tailoring rather than going all boho on us. Tile prints, knitted jumpers, embelished tees and beading ran throughout the show, and J Crew introduced us to a new lustowrthy trouser shape - cropped and mannish.
This is a collection that will appeal to J Crew's core customer base, but also attract alot of new fans.
MARC BY MARC JACOBS
After a change of date AND venue, the fash pack was full of expectation - and Marc Jacobs didn't disappoint. The Seventies influence was huge (BIG trend alert) and the swing dresses, abstract prints, wide trews and round structured bags, teamed with big sexy disco hair felt retro, but weirdly 'right now' too.
The basis for the colour palette was maroons, purples and red, teamed with poppy prints and a happy, 1970s attitude.
3.1 PHILLIP LIM
The inspiration behind Lim's collection this season was biker's girlfriends - the girls you wouldn't want to mess with. Unsurprisingly then, the show was made up of leathers, denim and moto-cross styles and detailing.
Cool coats had biker-style lapels but were made up of a veriet yof fabrics and trimmings, and we would happily have every single one in our next Winter wardrobe.Trousers were key to this collection too, and they varied from slouchy PJ styles to super-skinny jeans, giving the whole show a rock n roll Kate Moss meets Hell's Angels vibe. We likey.
MM6 BY MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
A concise, edited collection full of pieces we could instantly see oursleves wearing. A grungy undertone set off cool capes, slouchy tees, rollneck jumpers and faux fur.
Black, grey and navy underpinned the show, with a few pops of cherry red and one beautiful acid yellow coat with matching scarf. This is how we want to be dressing now.
The designer went back to her roots for this season, ditching all the excess and creating a streamlined, capsule wardrobe collection.
Stretch jersey was the main element and consistent thread (geddit?!) running throughout the show, as bodycon dresses, wraps, capes and wrap skirts.
All these layering pieces were bulked up with 80s oversize tailoring with double-breasted coats, pleated trousers and slashed evening dresses which we're expecting to see on a red carpet soon...
VB is getting to be a social media pro, with the world getting insights to the new collection before the actual event kicked off. The winter chill (perhaps inspired by her move back to Lonodn?) inspired Victoria to create knitwear for the first time, and th checked tweed coat was a key item in Victoria Beckhams AW13 show.
There was more colour, more diverse pieces, and more finesse; the former Spice Girl has hit on another collection loved by the fash pack.
Inspired by a book, Thakoon got thinking about the idea of "summer captured and stoppered" - unusual for a WInter collection, but very refreshing!
Dandelion-print dresses, lace detailing and embroidered neoprene sounds whimsical, but was actually executed in an edgy, trend-lead way.
Animal print also ran through this show, so make sure you hang on to that leopard coat for next Winter!
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Given that DvF is a legend in the glam rock scene (she partied with Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol and David Bowie after all), she doesn't have to use her imagination for inspiration - just her memories!
Leopard print, bold tux suits with clashing colour block tones, leather and prints all got an outing - inspired by the Seventies, but rewritten for 2013. We love.
Sporty, oversized, luxe and very, very desirable is how we would describe this collection. Black, white, camel and red made up the show, with animal print and navy peppered in for good meaure.
It felt relevant, up to date and chic - and we reckon every fashion editor will bag a piece from this collection.
Structured daywear was the key component of this collection, showing that the designer has moved forward since his last show.
Jackets with deep peplums and a military-style feel ran through cool coats and leather belts - but this was juxtaposed with silky cocktail dresses and cutout shoulders. It felt empowered and strong, with detailing and prints we adored.
Zac Posen is known as a designer that constantly dresses some of the biggest stars with red carpet gowns, and this collection was no expection - although there were a few additions too. Evening separates and a surprising number of trousers helped to make the collection more diverse, but it was the detailing that kept a synergy throughout the show.
Showstopping gowns included a strapless bustier dress, bias cut chiffon, and elegant, embroidered detailing- expect to see an A-lister in them soon.
This show was a masterclass in knits - the techniques and textures used are enough to make you wish there was no Summer! The collection is edgy, with emphasis on detailing where you wouldn't expect it, geometric shapes and leather accents.
Louise Goldin's outerwear was a big highlight for team Company - we want all the coats for next season please.
CHLOE SEVIGNY FOR OPENING CEREMONY
Style icon Chloe Sevigny strayed away from the usual catwalk show with this protest themed presentation, influenced by the 60s revolution.
Bands played live as the models showed off the mod-like collection, which included little A-line dresses, vintage-y peacoats, patent leather ankle boots (a big trend, we predict!), as well as 90s grunge pieces such as skater wear and bodycon skirts and dresses printed with hearts and cherries. Very cool - and very Chloe.
This was a much anticipated show, as he has been announced as the new creative since his last collection. Wang showed a collection made up of more subdubed grey tones, with only a rust colour adding colour splashes.
Alexander Wang was apparently inspired by boxing, which was reflected in the show tune - Rocky, Eye of the Tiger! While we love the interesting shapes and drop waist coats, it left us less excited than previous collections.
Tommy Hilfiger rarely strays too far away from his American preppy look, but this season it had a more British tailoring feel, with Prince of Wales checks, double breasted blazers and chic fedoras.
Coats and jackets were accented with touches of leather and lambswool, giving the show a more luxe feel than previous collections.
Derek Lam's cool, boho California spirit came out in this collection - details include patchwork, suede, mosaic detailing, macramé and even crochet. The whole show was very eclectic, but also really worked together.
Graphic tees and satin tops will be big sellers, and his beautiful coats and capes were among the highlights of the show, which had a rave review by celebs and bloggers on Twitter.
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