Wednesday, February 15, 2012
This morning, Celebuzz hit the tents at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week for the debut of the latest collection from Whitney Port’s uber-successful line, Whitney Eve. We also got to chat with The City star about her new collection – and even got her talking about former Hills beauty Kristin Cavallari‘s pregnancy news.
As Whitney herself explained to us yesterday as she prepared for Wednesday’s show, the collection was “originally inspired (at least prints-wise) by a kaleidoscope that I found at my grandmother’s apartment … I was just like, ‘Wow, these images are really awesome. Why don’t I emulate these kind of geometrics and jewel tones into my prints?’ My prints are really what I feel like stand out the most about what I do.”
“As far as the aesthetic of the collection, it’s really reflective of my style aesthetic – that kind of easy, breezy Los Angeles vibe, mixed with a little edge and sophisticated aspect of New York,” she added.
So, just how long did it take for Whitney to complete her collection? “It’s really like a six-month process,” she said. “You basically start your season as soon as your last one goes off the runway. So as soon as this one is done, I’ll be starting to work on Spring of next year.
Today marked Whitney’s first solo show, and her third overall show at New York Fashion Week. In that time, she tells us she’s grown “immensely” as a designer.
“I think at first, I was kind of looking at it like a fun art project, and now the collection looks much more cohesive,” she said. “I feel like I know how to design a whole look from head to toe. I think [my collection] is definitely more wearable and it speaks to girls like me who don’t take fashion too seriously, but they really love fashion and want to step out of the lines a little bit.”
“The thing that people don’t really understand about Whitney is that she was an intern at Women’s Wear Daily before she was ever on television,” added People’s Revolution’s Kelly Cutrone, who Celebuzz spoke to after the show. “She grew up in the manufacturing business. That’s what she’d always set out to do.”