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Inside Fashion Week

Fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, second from left, consults with his communications director Frank Pulice as Valvo's model Taylor Foster, and creative director Il Park, right, look at fashion drawings in a hallway at Valvo's New York studio. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York.

An Insider Look at Fashion Week

"The emotional process of building a collection is a very volatile one," says designer Carmen Marc Valv, who has been working day-in, day-out with his team and muse-model Foster ahead of the preview of his spring collection on Friday at at New York Fashion Week.

Valvo opened his studio - really, his world - to John Minchillo, a freelance photojournalist for The Associated Press, during the process.