Below, mood boards from some of this week's fashion shows. From Style.
“My fall 2010 collection is inspired by Irving Penn, by both his work and personal style. I applied the grainy textures of his photo negatives to intricately woven and printed fabrics and paired them with a slouchy menswear silhouette he often favored.” —Jason Wu
“A fusion of extremes.” —Max Azria, BCBG
“I turned my attention to the pauses in life. I’m working with a blank, restorative palette. It’s like a blank page . . . look at it one way, it’s empty. Look at it another way, and it’s full of possibility.” —Erin Wasson, RCVA
“For FW10, our collection revolves around the elements reveal, conceal, wrap, gap, clean, and texture.” —Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, Preen
“We started out by looking at photographs of early-twentieth-century British explorers, specifically the conquest of Mount Everest in the twenties, so the fall collection references England in all its colonial glory, in contrast with the people of the Himalayas. This is translated in the collection with ikat-printed silks, shearling, superfine wools, and boucle fabrics.” —Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, Rag & Bone
“Fall 2010 started when we secluded ourselves in a house in Woodstock one long weekend. We researched the work of Sheila Hicks and female artists of the seventies craft movement. The collection is what the Vena Cava woman wears to the cabin upstate: pieces that read more minimal, American, seventies-tinged, and somewhat classic, but with singular Vena Cava detailing and a moody rainy-day palette.” —Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock, Vena Cava
“This collection, my first, was inspired by all the beautiful girls I know or wish I knew, like Lauren Bacall. These women exude a modern elegance, wearing exquisitely tailored clothes with a certain twist and edge—not unlike themselves. My goal is to design pieces that combine creativity and fun.”—Wes Gordon