The Whitney Eve Fall/Winter 2012 show began to the beat of Beyoncé’s “Run the World,” which was an interesting contrast from the first few ultra-sweet, feminine looks that walked the runway. As the show went on, you got a feel for the story behind the collection: the Whitney Eve girl is strong and powerful (the music later transitioned to M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls”), but she still likes to look pretty. Not a bad combination, if you ask me.
I’ve selected “orange” from Chictopia’s color picker for at least half of the articles I’ve posted over the course of this Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. With “Tangerine Tango” recently named color of the year, I think it’s safe to say that carrot-y colors are going to be huge. At Whitney Eve, the hue saturated sweaters, and was splashed across skirts. With sequins!
Playing with texture is important for any designer, especially in a season where dark colors are popular. Different fabrics like velvet, leather, and chunky knits add definition to an otherwise bland outfit. Whitney Eve took this idea to the next level, nixing black (for the most part), and creating boldly colored sweaters striped with matching fur, adding metallic circles of sequins to slinky dresses, and voluminous ruffles to patterned puff sleeves.
FUN IN FLATS
While many agree with the sentiment “the higher heel, the better you feel,” that doesn’t mean girls in flats don’t have just as much fun. In an unexpected choice of accessory, about half the models that walked Whitney Eve rocked heel-free footwear. This choice definitely spoke to the designer’s carefree California roots, and matched the easy-breezy feel of the collection. Another detail to note: the flats were capped with metallic toes, which continues to be a hot trend this season.
Spotted at the show were Coco Rocha, Nigel Barker, Joe Zee, Tyson Beckford, Adrienne Bailon, and of course, Kelly Cutrone.
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