"You must look to the past in order to see the future." That seems to be the trend among designers, or they're brushing up on their art history!
Art has always had a major influence on interiors and fashion. Design is inexplicably interconnected. We are all influenced by one another and the things we see around us. Inspired by an image, we make it our own, changed as we see fit to go on and influence someone or something else. Let's call it the "circle of art." Designers often cite artwork as influence.
Tory Burch and L’Wren Scott spoke of being inspired by Gustav Klimt for their fall collections. There will be plenty of opportunity to be inspired, as there is a robust schedule of high profile museum exhibits, large and small, coming this season.
Vicente Wolf suggests he is always inspired by Frida Kahlo.