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15 Sexy Geek-Inspired, Geek-Approved Looks From Fashion Week

15 Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Chromat glow in the dark

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Geek culture might not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you think Fashion Week, but it actually has a long history of inspiring top fashion houses – think Prada going steampunk. The 2014 Fall/Winter collections show the tough and gothic sides of geek culture, with some traditional geekery mixed in for good measure. You’ll love it, I promise.

15 Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Skingraft

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Skingraft takes dystopia out of the sci-fi realm and brings it to fashion week. This entire collection was inspired by the impending dystopian future designer Jonny Cota believes we’ll soon be living in. This was my favorite collection this year, geek-worthy or otherwise. Its futuristic gothic punk look is perfect.

Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Chromat

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Chromat is fully entrenched in geekdom, with past collections bearing titles like “Mathletes.” This year’s collection is Bionic Bodies and it’s full cyborg imagery and stunning futuristic headpieces.

Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Chromat

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Another look from Chromat that would be right at home on any fantasy warrior princess.

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We’ve talked about Ann Yee’s blue lipstick looks before and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention them here. These are the lips of a superheroine.

Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Son Jung Wan

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Speaking of blue, maybe I’m a little too obsessed with Doctor Who, but my first thought when I saw this piece by Son Jung Wan was “that would make a killer base for a TARDIS costume.”

Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Katie Gallagher

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There was so much goth geek action happening at NYFW that I’m positively giddy. All of my drama geek clothes from high school are cool again. Katie Gallagher’s entire collection is a goth geek’s dream.

15 Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Jack Spade NY Public Library

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Can we just talk about the pretty, pretty boys at Jack Spade’s presentation at the New York Public Library? What’s nerdier, or sexier, than a guy at a library? Not much.

15 Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Manufacture New York's Design Incubator

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Manufacture New York’s Design Incubator makes medieval fantasy cool and modern with these helmet inspired hats.

15 Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Carmen Marc Valvo

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History geeks rejoice! We’re finally cool! Carmen Marc Valvo used chain mail and steel beads on his pieces. You could easily see some of these pieces in Westeros.

15 Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Tadashi Shoji

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This regal look from Tadashi Shoji belongs on Game of Thrones star Queen Cersei and also on me. I’d wear it grocery shopping.

15 Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Nicholas K

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The Nicholas K collection may have had a maritime inspiration, but it was full of sexy post-apocalyptic looks that belong in District 12.

15 Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Kate Spade cat purse

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You might not be able to fit any goods from Comic Con in here, but this Kate Spade bag is is a must for any chic geek.

15 Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Alexander Wang

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Is it just me or does Alexander Wang need to design Federation uniforms?  These models are giving me a major Vulcan vibe, too.

15 Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Ruffian heels

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These shoes may seem derivative, but they’re meant to mimic unicorn hooves. That’s right, I said unicorn hooves.

15 Geek-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 - Ruffian

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Ruffian’s signature pattern for their show was a unicorn tapestry, seen here in a dress that needs to get on my body immediately.

What were your favorite geeky looks from NYFW?

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  • Lindsey Conklin

    such a sucker for the blue lips!

    • ScarletRegina

      It’s great isn’t it? I’m really tempted to try it… but I’m pretty pale and freckled, so I’m not sure how flattering it would be on me.