New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 designer preview

Before designers show off their wares on the runways of Fashion Week, they channel their inspiration and sketch their creations. For the spring 2014 shows, which kick off Thursday at Lincoln Center and other locales around New York City, those inspirations ranged from Hollywood glamour queens to ancient tribes to modern art. Here's a peek at some of those fashionable inspirations (in the designers' own words). -- By Julie Gordon, amNew York

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