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MONIQUE LHUILLIER The Inspiration: "My Spring 2015 collection
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The Inspiration: "My Spring 2015 collection is inspired by the first few moments of sunrise, the instant right before the sun rises and paints the sky with luminous shades of pastels."(Credit: Monique Lhuillier)

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Fashion Week preview: Designers share their inspirations

Nicole Miller is thinking about the art and culture of Brazil, Lela Rose has kimonos on the mind, and Peter Som's talking all-American glamour.

As New York Fashion Week is set to begin on Thursday, Sept. 4 (running through Sept. 11), some of the fashion world's top talents shared a peek inside their internal design process, giving us a look at collection sketches and a feel for what inspired them.

Anne Bratskeir contributed to this story