Not many have made the successful transition from reality TV star to legitimate designer--but former Hills star Whitney Port is certainly trying. Port launched her own line Whitney Eve in 2008, and after four years of presentations and look books, the designer is finally taking her collection to the tents. She'll show her Fall 2012 collection--her first-ever runway show--at 9am on February 15 in The Studio at Lincoln Center. Not half bad for a 26-year-old with little (or no?) actual design training.
Whitney Port has just released images from the latest Whitney Eve lookbook on Celebuzz. The former reality-TV-star cum fashion designer--or her favorite personal assistant--took to the blog herself to announce the collection. Quoth she: "Hi tootsies, I am beyond thrilled to finally be able to present to you the Fall 2011 LookBook!!!" The collection features a lot of colorful graphic prints, which Whitney says were "inspired by [her] trip to Africa last October," although no doubt the influence of buzzy up-and-coming label Suno, whose collections are often inspired by traditional African textiles, can be seen. However, Whitney definitely puts her own spin on the trend, and the result is a colorful collection that's more California surfer girl than African anything.
Olivia Palermo's not the only City alum to get her own reality series. Whitney Port's got her own series too, only it won't follow her clothing line,