The best of American fashion for fall and next winter debuts at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week beginning Thursday. In advance of fashion's biggest celebration, we asked established designers, as well as promising up-and-comers, to tell us what inspired their collections and offer a sneak peek of what to see on the New York runways and eventually in stores across Texas.
Designer: Christian Siriano
Inspiration: "Parisian photographer Fernand Fonssagrives and his work with light and shadow on the female body were the first inspiration for my fall/winter 2014 collection. His photographs were high in contrast, graphically powerful, and celebrated the female figure."