Friday, February 17, 2012

New York Fashion Week Debuts Styles For All Fashionistas

MTV News talks to Whitney Port and other designers to find the latest trends that appeal to all fashion personalities.
By Christina Garibaldi

Whitney Port presents her collection during New York Fashion Week 2012
Photo: Getty Images

NEW YORKFall Fashion Week took over New York City as the top designers showed off their collections for the Fall/Winter 2012 season. Thousands of fashionistas descended upon Lincoln Center to get a glimpse of what will be hot for fall, but MTV News was able to give you a front-row seat to all the action. All week long, we learned about the hottest trends for the fall, and depending on what your fashion personality may be, we have found the perfect look for you.

Carefree And Laid-Back Fashionista
If you are more a laid-back girl who likes to glam it up every now and then, we suggest taking a look at Whitney Port's line, Whitney Eve. The former "The City" star, who told MTV News she was "pretty nervous" about showing her line for the first time as a solo designer, mixed traditional yet fun dresses with unique patterns, perfectly translating her kaleidoscope inspiration for the collection.

"This line is obviously really near and dear to my heart, I've been working on it for quite some time," Port told MTV News backstage at her show. "It's really reflective of my aesthetic, it's kind of that easy Los Angeles girl mixed with like the little funky streety vibe of New York. [There are] really fun prints, great embellishments, lots of texture.

Glitter And Glam Fashionista
If you love a little glitter and glam in your wardrobe (what girl doesn't?) then check out Alice + Olivia. Worn by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez and Jessica Alba, designer Stacey Bendet mixed bold colors with sequins and leather, making this line not only incredibly fashionable, but also extremely wearable.

"The thing for this season was vixen Lolita character," Bendet told MTV News about the inspiration behind her collection. "The colors are really rich. It's sort of an interesting palate of taking these bright but rich colors and mixing it with black, white and browns in an autumnal kind of way, so it feels sort of happy, but rich and fresh. It makes you smile."

Futuristic Fashionista
If you are looking to stand out in a crowd, take a peek at Michelle Smith's collection, Milly. Her 2012 fall collection showed off a futuristic flare, catching everyone's eye with her choice of vibrant colors of pink, greens and cobalt blue, which added a dramatic pop to her array of dresses, coats and skirts.

"I started with very technological fabrics, bounded double wools, textured tweeds a lot of lamination techniques," Smith said. "Very modern, futuristic fabrics, but they're cut in more traditionally classic couture silhouettes."

To get a full recap of 2012 New York Fashion Week, check out MTV Style.

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