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Exclusive: New York Fashion Week designers share their inspirations for SS 2015

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Today on Aug. 30, 2014, is excited to share the inspirations for some of the most anticipated Spring/Summer 2015 collection. The first collection is Athleta. As Athleta gears up for the Crush of Adrenaline event on Sept. 3, in our slide show check out some outfit ideas inspired by their New York Fashion Week debut that showcase how you can seamlessly merge fitness with fashion this fall. We hear yogis, b-girls, dancers, and more will be strutting their stuff down the runway. These looks are meant to transition well from gym to street.

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Rebecca Taylor's Spring/Summer 2015 collection "imagines the Rolling Stones traveling to India and the dreamy ideal an Indian pilgrimage conjures, with a bit of a rock & roll edge. An overall luxe washed, sheer element and a spicy color palette mixed with vibrant details result in a mood of clarity, joy and optimism," the fashion house said. TSE helmed by Tina Lutz references "three mixed-media paintings from Shubuck’s collection, Lutz pulled from the vivid color palettes, intricate compositions and layered textures to create a collection that is equal parts classic and modern," the fashion hous said. One of the paintings was “This Time Tomorrow” by Simone Shubuck.

One presentation we always enjoy is Supima. We are excited to see the designs from Anastasia Iafrate, David Lee, Jenny Hien Hoang, Ou Ma, Sharon Moon and Yuxi Bi at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. These six finalists created a capsule collection to debut at the competition for a chance to win ten thousand dollars to launch their career. Finalists are from Kent State, the Rhode Island School of Design, FIDM, FIT, Academy of Art University in San Francisco and the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Designer Mara Hoffman will present her collection on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Salon at Lincoln Center. Mara Hoffman’s Spring 2015 collection is inspired by light. Celebrated for her traditional brights and bold patterns, Hoffman takes an elevated step, introducing a softer color palette and plays in an easier, more tranquil space. The intention of the collection is to act as a subtle reminder to take a personal breath and to be in a place of lightness. “This collection is my reminder to self to be light," Designer, Mara Hoffman said.

Pamella Roland will present her collection on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at Salon at Lincoln Center. She said he collection is inspired by, “The fusion of Japanese design and landscape as seen in the gardens of Kyoto." Jay Godfrey will show his wares on, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at The Hub at Hudson Hotel. He was generally inspired by "the Electric West - Tea stained ivory lace, suede fringe, stretch denim, and embellished fabrics," for Spring 2015. The collection depicts an alluring take on western Americana.

For his debut collection for Perry Ellis, Michael Maccari rethinks the American icon, advancing the brand’s main collection with a sophisticated play of fabrics, color, pattern and layers. The linear drawings of artist Sean Scully inspired Maccari who assembled maze-like patterns, black-and-white graphics, tonal checker-boards and even a banker stripe inspired by a vintage Perry Ellis shirt. Michael Maccari said, "The collection plays with the duality of sportswear fabrics in active silhouettes and performance fabrics in tailored silhouettes."

We will also be attending a runway presentation of the collections of the 2014 graduates of the Parsons MFA in Fashion Design and Society, a globally recognized, highly selective program for emerging designers. Launched in 2010 with support from Donna Karan, the MFA is the first graduate program of its kind in the United States. The 11 designers who will be showing at Milk Studios are Alan Oakes, Amelie Bahlsen, Ammar Belal, Chia Hui Kuo, Jessica Walsh, Jiapei Li, Lako Bukia, Matthew Dolan, Natallia Pilipenka, Pauline Choi and Xiaotian Zhang

Menswear brand Haspel is showing for the first time this season and below are some tidbits on the brand and this season’s inspiration. The Louisiana heritage brand was founded in 1909 by Joseph Haspel Sr. and relaunched for SS14 with designers Shipley & Halmos at the helm. Haspel will be making their New York Fashion Week debut this September. Part retrospective, part reinvention, Haspel stretches the iconic seersucker suit beyond its lawn party past to offer a clean, modern vision of the summer uniform.