Despite the arctic temperatures yesterday in New York (it dipped into the low 20s), the fashion folk braved the cold and hit the first day of the Fall 2011 shows in style.

We caught up with fashion-lovers heading into Lincoln Center, checked out their footwear choices and got the reasoning behind them, which, in the wiser cases, was a combination of form and function.

Take a look at the good, the bad and the frostbite-inducing in our street-style gallery.