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Jeffrey Kalinsky, executive vice president of designer merchandising, Nordstrom: “Chanel, yet again. It’s really for all the same reasons [as last season]. It’s amazing how good and relevant and new the clothes are. What’s so great about Chanel is that they put on such an amazing show, but the clothes are just as good, if not better, than the actual show. In so many cases in fashion today, you go to a show that you like, but there’s nothing to buy at the showroom. With Chanel and this collection, the show was incredible and the clothes were incredible and there was tons to buy. It was hands down just the best collection for us.”Tomoko Ogura, senior fashion director, Barneys New York: “Dries Van Noten was my favorite. The show definitively transported us into the mood of the season, from the moving music and shadowy lighting to the artfully imagined runway that delivered an enthralling medley of prints, shapes and colors layered together in an impossible harmony. It was a poetic expression of free-spirited beauty, imagined by a master working impeccably through his element and with his signature.”Ed Burstell, managing director, Liberty of London: “My favorite show was Marc by Marc Jacobs. Talk about a visceral blow of energy and a brand going places fast! Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley have knocked it into the next decade with modern, tough and clever styling, interesting fabric combinations and eye-catching proportions combined with a core group of Marc by Marc Jacobs basics that adds up to a brand with serious longevity. It’s a brand that will be relevant for years to come. And the show soundtrack was killer.”

This story first appeared in the November 17, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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