Inspiration can literally come from anywhere, be it family, music, or a crack in the sidewalk. There are no restraints as to what someone can draw from to turn a mere thought into a reality. In fact, fashion design is all about great inspirations. Today's designs are everything from elaborate drawings in a sketchbook to creative photoshopping. But the designers behind them wouldn't be where they are without getting a jumpstart from someone (or something).

So, we asked some of our favorite fashion designers about their inspirations and were surprised by what got them started. Are you looking in the right places to get your career off the ground? See if your inspiration matches up to theirs as we Ask the Designer: Where Does Your Inspiration Come From?

RELATED: 8 Menswear Trends That Designers Hate
RELATED: How To Make It: 10 Rules For Success From Fashion Industry Insiders