NYFW designers share the inspiration behind their Fall 2019 collections

Another February, another fall/winter fashion week! 

This year, the epic week of all things fashion will begin on February 7th and end on February 14th. And while New York Fashion Week only last seven days, you can be sure that the designers behind the Fall/Winter 2019 collections have been at work on their latest showings for months now.

Scroll through the gallery below for a sneak peek at what you can expect to see coming down the runway this season.

NYFW F/W 19 inspiration
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NYFW F/W 19 inspiration

Bibhu Mohapatra

Celebrating 10 years, Bibhu Mohapatra's new collection honors the women who have inspired him, while looking to the future.

Elie Tahari

"Fashion is an expression of emotion, or it is nothing." -Elie Tahari


"The Fall collection is a mix of Western inspired prints paired on feminine silhouettes capturing an elevated, rustic feel."-Shoshanna


“Our Fall 2019 collection is inspired by the versatility of classic American workwear and its connection to New York City’s beat scene and music/fashion subcultures of the late ’60s. We wanted to infuse a sense of modernity into functional silhouettes and essential base layers to create a collection that feels sophisticated, but also a bit edgy and unexpected. “ –BLDWN

Christian Cowan 

“Two worlds colliding” -Christian Cowan 

Claudia Li

"I’m going back to the embroideries I loved as a student, redone at a larger scale and with the strength and intensity of everything I’ve learned since then.  This collection is a commitment to my love for design and letting go of my fear of what other people might think if I just went for it!” -Claudia Li

Tadashi Shoji

"Memories of Southeast Asia" -Tadashi Shoji

Trina Turk

"We travel to California’s wine country for Trina Turk / Mr Turk fall inspiration” -Trina Turk


“Bringing the grandeur of architecture down to street level.” -Evelyn Luna & Scott Chester

Pamella Roland

“This season, our collection was inspired by Tiffany glass and intricate stained-glass windows.” -Pamella Roland

Joseph Abboud

"The Fall 2019 collection is an homage to early immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. Their lived-in garments, perhaps handed down from a father or grandfather, had as much of a story to tell as the men who wore them." -Joseph Abboud


"Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, FW19 explores fantasy versus reality, retro versus future, and how our collection often merges two opposing ideas.” -PH5


“The Fall 2019 collection is about a nomadic luxury while embracing the wanderlust spirit of the modern day woman with a wardrobe in a earth tone color palette than can take her anywhere.” -L’AGENCE 

Leaf Xia

"The collection represents my romance with the city and reminisces on unforgettable moments." -Leaf Xia

Dennis Basso 

“The women of New York City are the inspiration for this collection…..freedom, individuality, and creativity in creating one’s personal style.” - Dennis Basso

Graham Tyler

“Is memory a meter for which to write a garment? Can nostalgic pentameter exist?” -Graham Tyler


"Northwest" -CHOCHENG


“This season for Fall 2019 the collection was inspired by a trip to the future. A world where we live as a society in an outerspace land. A new culture floating in space with communities and a thriving social calendar. It would be a dream fantasy world created for people to escape to.

The collection is filled with silver hammered silks, voluminous dresses, quilted jackets and oversized textured evening gowns. I wanted the collection to feel bold, powerful and strong but still feminine and beautiful.” -Christian Siriano

Cong Tri

"For me, women are the stars in the mind of her loved ones. I want my customers, my Cong Tri women to be able to dress and shine like Hollywood stars on the red carpet. I have set my heart on helping my women unveil their inner magnetism, thus the birth of this upcoming collection." -Cong Tri


"Fierce Romance" -Hathairat Maneerat


"SUPIN advocates plain aesthetics.  Aesthetics is the cultural root of the brand, and is an important basis for brand style and product development." -Supin


“I believe that life is not just a collection of images and scenes but it’s experienced in movement. In a third person point of view, life seems like a performance and dance containing triumphs and disasters. The FW19 collection is about time and movement and how garments flow with our bodies and our emotions.” – Moon Choi

Videmus Omnia

"Creating surreal forms through music." -Yun Qu, Designer


"Once again, our AW19 collection was inspired by the beauty of our city, Budapest - there are so many visual pleasures for visitors here. We evoke winter colors and mood by visualizing the night with its vibrant, mystic lights. Budapest is an exciting place to be right now, and every woman is beautiful wearing AMNESIA pieces in the Budapest night." -Éva Prókai, Founder and Head Designer

Romeo Hunte

"This collection I was inspired by 'early mid 1900s.'" -Romeo Hunte

Chloe Gosselin

“The FW19 collection brings back some of the key elements of our brand with the ruch sandals and boots as well as the bamboo elements. It also welcomes new silhouettes that play with lace up details, paper thin elegant chains and beaded buckles. The color palette is muted, redefining neutrals with leopard print and a dusty rose patent.” -Chloe Gosselin

Greta Constantine

“Sobering flourishes.” -Greta Constantine


“Nothing Great Comes Easy” -NPC


"Youth-Made China”


Trina Turk will be transporting us to "California’s wine country," while Pamella Roland will bringing us all the beauty of "Tiffany glass and intricate stained-glass windows."

We are expecting lots of rustic and western inspiration at Shoshanna's show and nothing but "emotion" in Elie Tahari's collection.

Be sure to check back here on AOL Lifestyle to see how all of the major shows go down in New York and more on what's to come during fashion month as the shows move to Europe!

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