Designers are perhaps the only people busier than PRs and fashion writers as New York Fashion Week approaches, but Tadashi Shoji has taken the time to share a bit of his creation for Spring 2011.

Shoji was inspired by photographer Ron van Dongen and the "enchanting beauty and splendor" of the tulip.

"A vibrant palette of flora in shades of fern, magnolia, rosebud, and willow are infused in the exquisite fabrics of silk linen, embroidered lace, and draped tulle. Hand painted brush strokes mirror the tulipʼs unique petal markings; beading is sprinkled like dewdrops on a spring morning."