NYFW spring/summer 2011 begins today, possibly in a couple minutes if they're on time. meanwhile, to give you a headstart on what designers will be doing this season, nymag.com asked 100 designers to submit one image and one word that encapsulates their S/S 2011 collections. some are pretty obvious about what their inspirations are (or maybe not, they just might surprise us), while others are more cryptic. designers were inspired by...
... movies: breathless by alexander berardi
... a color palette: wite-out by alexander wang
... travels: indochina by christian siriano
... inspiration boards: modernlyclassicallybeautiful by tibi
... illustrations: maximal by duckie brown
... concepts: unisex by rad hourani
meanwhile, you can keep up with the collections wherever you are by downloading the style.com iPad app—it's free!