Fashion Week Preview: 56 Designers Reveal Their Spring 2012 Inspirations

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It's that time again! As an exclusive preview of what we'll see on the runways next week, designers have given us one snapshot accompanied by one word that evokes their forthcoming collections. It looks like we're getting lots of retro glamour (as referenced by Erin Fetherston, Tommy Hilfiger, and Yigal Azrouel), Asian influences (see Douglas Hannant and Norman Ambrose), and humorous prints (Vena Cava's marijuana leaves are an obvious favorite). Click through to see shots of designers' inspiration boards, fabrics, sketches, and renderings.