Yes, another fashion week hurricane has officially been and gone, attacking New York with its usual chaotic, frenzied flight path of never-ending shows, after parties, glamour, glitz and eye candy. Despite leaving the city that never sleeps a little weary (and many dark eyes in its wake), Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012 delivered some clear trends to keep an eye on over the upcoming year. This next season is going to be one of experimentation, where one day you can either be your Downton Abbey ladylike best, a free spirited futuristic nomad, eye-popping mod maven or conversely, toughen the hell up and muster all the dark, brooding attitude you can find (leather preferred).

No matter what the muse, next winter is going to be pretty fierce with so many glam, anarchic women ruling the runways.

Here’s a guide to the best of the best from the past week.