222 Designers on Their Spring/Summer Inspirations
By Andrew Nguyen
SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
It’s that time! To kick off New York Fashion Week, the Cut asked 174 designers to choose just one word and one image to describe their new collections, giving us a mood-board preview of what we’ll see on the runways. This season, identity and self-empowerment are being celebrated by designers like Kate Spade, Sally LaPointe, and No Sesso, who chose “self-expression,” “power,” and “resilience.”
For many of the other designers on the list, dreamy images served as inspiration — paired with words like “superbloom” from Carolina Herrera, “age of possibilities” from Zero + Maria Cornejo, and “Moana” from Christian Cowan. Click ahead to see exclusive sketches and images from Tory Burch, Ulla Johnson, Christian Siriano, and many, many more.