LifestyleFashion Week New York Fashion Week 2016 designer inspiration By Melissa Kravitz firstname.lastname@example.org Updated February 8, 2016 10:43 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Next season's styles are just a week away from their runway debut. Before the models show off all the looks you want for fall 2016 on the runway, see what inspires the designers behind the coveted clothes. MILLY Photo Credit: MILLY "From couture/utilitarian to soft/structured and masculine/feminine, my MILLY Fall 2016 collection is a spirited study of duality," said MILLY founder and designer Michelle Smith. Elie Tahari Photo Credit: Elie Tahari "Past modern" is Elie Tahari's FW16 inspiration. Libertine Photo Credit: Libertine "Stay golden," inspires Libertine founder and designer Johnson Hartig. Ulla Johnson Photo Credit: Ulla Johnson "We did a lot of exploration of cashmere this season; working with pointelle, ruffle, and cable detailing shown in luxe chromatic juxtaposition with easy trousers harkening Rajhastani jodhpurs," said Ulla Johnson. Monique Lhuillier Photo Credit: Monique Lhuillier "My Fall collection was inspired by the modern day woman and reflects her emotions, moods and experiences through strong looks created with bold colors and contrasting textures," said Monique Lhuillier. Rachel Zoe Photo Credit: Rachel Zoe "Fall 2016 is a play on masculine tailoring and feminine silhouettes. With juxtaposition between androgyny and romance, there is a subtle and unexpected sexiness throughout," said Rachel Zoe. Dennis Basso Photo Credit: Dennis Basso "Wild, romantic, lavish" is the inspiration for Dennis Basso's fall collection. Marissa Webb Photo Credit: Marissa Webb "Dandizette," said designer Marissa Webb. Banana Republic Photo Credit: Banana Republic Michael Anderson, Senior Vice President of Design at Banana Republic was "Inspired by the tension of structured ease." Herve Leger Photo Credit: Herve Leger "Hybrid," said Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIA Group. Mara Hoffman Photo Credit: Mara Hoffman "I wanted to create a presentation that's experiential, where the pieces are bold in imagination," said designer Mara Hoffman of her new collection. "I wanted to create a moment that speaks to fantasy and inspiration." By Melissa Kravitz email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.