Designers offer inspirations in a New York Fashion Week sneak peek


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Dozens of top designers will parade their Spring/Summer 2014 designs down the catwalk for the spectacle known as New York Fashion Week beginning Sept. 5. Celebrities, editors, bloggers, and savvy gate crashers will get an up-close look at what women will be wearing next summer (at least those women with the income, daring, and willowy physique necessary to pull off looks). Before designers send their clothes down the runway, they devour films, read books, travel, and ruminate until inspiration hits and the sketching begins. We asked some of the biggest designers showing at Fashion Week to share their inspirations -- and sketches -- for a preview of what’s in store.

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