Fashion Week Preview: 122 Designers Share Their Spring 2013 Inspirations

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To give us an idea of what we'll see on next week's runways, a slew of New York designers sent The Cut one word and one image — be it an old photo, a snapshot of a mood board, or a sketch — to represent their forthcoming collections. This season, the beach seems to be a source of inspiration for many (like Tory Burch, Monique Lhuillier, and WHiT), along with geometric patterns (Herve Leger and Karen Walker), and vintage portraits of James Dean (Joseph Abboud). Click ahead to peruse our exclusive preview.