NEW YORK CITY IS THE WORLD CAPITAL OF ART, BUT LET'S NOT FORGET THAT IT'S ALSO ONE OF THE MAJOR PLAYERS IN FASHION. PARIS MAY HAVE COUTURE, MILAN TAILORING, AND LONDON ECCENTRICITY, BUT NEW YORK'S GOT WIT, GRIT, ARCHITECTURE, STREET SMARTS, AND SOUL. HERE ARE SOME OF THE DESIGNERS MAKING 2009 ALL ABOUT OUR TOWN. AND LIKE ANY NEW YORKER, THEY'RE SAYING IT IN THEIR OWN WORDS.
We go inside the studio of New York designer Zac Posen, as he discusses a new generation of designers and the inspiration behind his Spring '09 collection.
ew York is a city of aesthetic experimentation, from the world of Edith Wharton to Warholian New York. For 2009 we were picturing a city of delicate androids. We were looking at the films Donnie Darko  and The Man Who Fell To Earth  while making this collection.—Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Rodarte