New York Fashion Week: Designers share their inspiration

Designers fill us in on the starting point of their Spring ‘13 collections.


“The effortlessly cool and casual girl, referencing Diane Keaton, Ali Macgraw and Jane Birkin.” — Rachel Zoe


“Michelle Ochs’ origins in the Philippines, drawing upon the country’s sharp architectural shapes and

casual draped beachwear.” — Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, Cushnie et Ochs


“Feminine edge.” — Sharon Wauchob, Edun


“Surf sophistication. Elements of surf culture mixed in with urban sportswear.” — Jenni Kayne

“The rich range of hues found in David Hockney landscapes.” — Tracy Reese

“Traditional tarot.” — Wes Gordon

“Hawaii Five-O!” — Rebecca Taylor

“We attempt to answer how classic Americana can feel completely modern.” — Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, Suno

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