Credit: BCBG Max Azria

Max Azria tells us that the BCBG Spring 2011 collection (right) is inspired by "chic, easy, timeless essentials" while the Max Azria collection (left) is inspired by "architectural lines and fluid fabrics that creat an easy, delicate feeling." From the always sexy Herve Leger show (middle) we can expect "a day at court in 18th century France, with a modern feel." Visit our Designer Central starting September 11th to view the full collections.

Check back daily until the first day of fashion week (September 9th) for more exclusive sketches.

—Christina Rutherford