Rain or shine in New York City this September, one thing we can say for certain: fashion month has officially started.

Bringing with it the customary bombast of new Spring/Summer collections unveiled across the Big Apple, last Friday saw the beginnings of any style-savvy’s most exciting season. And whilst the shows presented plenty to live and love for, as always, outside the shows, a more transitional energy was in effect.

Street style looks we spotted and spied included everything from a fashionably fond farewell to summer, a channelling of some serious 70s energy, ram-shouldered suits, and a cascade of intriguing fabrics, from velour to exotic leather. Here, we’ve put together some of our favourite looks to give you plenty of visual inspiration to chew on, and spring into fashion month the only way we know how: headstrong at the top of our style game.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong.