09/11/2012 07:53 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

9-11 Remembrance: Designers Such As Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan And Cynthia Rowley Reflect On September 11th (VIDEO)

"As I was woken up that morning, somebody said to me, 'The world will never be the same,'" designer Donna Karan recalled of the morning of September 11th, 2001.

Two months after 9/11, VideoFashion interviewed Karan as well as other designers such as Ralph Lauren, Cynthia Rowley and Calvin Klein about their initial response to the news. Many of these designers had plans to show their collections on that day, or immediately following, as September 11th was in the middle of New York Fashion Week that season. Several designers canceled altogether, while others opted for more somber, simple presentations in lieu of over-the-top runway shows.

On the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, watch the video above to see what the designers had to say about their much more subdued collections and presentations that season.

Want more? Be sure to check out Stylelist on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest.