NYFW designers share the inspiration behind their Fall 2017 collections

New York Fashion Week officially kicks off today, February 9th, and yes -- the show will go on, even in a massive snow storm. The style set is piling on their chic-est snow gear and braving the weather to see the new collections from fashion's finest -- but you can get a sneak peek right here.

Because while fashion week itself is, quite literally, a week, the work that goes into these collections begins long before that. And often there is one big moment that inspires a designer, or they have a key theme that runs throughout a collection. We asked what those were for Fall.

Below, see and read the inspiration for Fall 2017 from designers like Monique Lhuillier, Oday Shakar, Frame and more.

We can already tell that the season's shows are going to be the perfect mix of glamour, edginess, and a celebration of American design. Stay tuned with us to see even more coverage as the week -- and eventual month in Paris, London and Milan! -- continues.

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