The designer Scott Sternberg not only interested in fashion but at the same time in films as well. That's the reason he takes inspiration from classic Manhattan (1979) starring Diane Keaton. He said "I was re-watching Manhattan for, like, the 15th time, and that way of dressing that you see in Diane Keaton's character—corduroy suits, button-ups, a certain type of plaid, a high neck—just seemed really fresh, or close to it".
Philip Lim pre fall 2012 collection was like he take a little inspiration from comics. That's dam true, because Lim really take inspiration from Sin city, V for Vendeta and neo-noir comics. Yet a very different idea. I heard Philip said "Every one wants garments to be super heroes, and This 'fill in the blank' should save your day, your week and your year".