Word Up: The One-Word Inspiration Behind the Collections


Ask a designer to tell you about his or her collection and they'll either wax on for hours or stare at you mutely. This season we tried something different: We asked for just one word to describe spring 2009. The resulting list is comical, endearing, puzzling, and enlightening.

More in our Spring 2009 Fashion Week Preview:
The Fug Girls Answer Your Fashion Week Questions
Fashion Week’s Greatest Moments
The Freshman Class: Meet the New Girls of the Season
Designers to Watch: Joanne Cordero Reyes
Designers to Watch: Jen Kao
Designers to Watch: Miguel Adrover
Designers to Watch: Frank Tell
Designers to Watch: Abigail Lorick
Spring 2009 Fashion Week Party Guide