Thread NY caught up with The City alum Whitney Port at Coca-Cola's 125th birthday event and the launch of its commemorative book with Assouline. She talked about the progress of her fashion line, Whitney Eve, and revealed her summer must-haves.
Tell us what’s new with your fashion line Whitney Eve?
I’m working on my spring collection right now, Spring 2012, and just gearing that up for fashion week. I think the collection has grown a lot and I can’t wait to show it.
Any hints on what it’s going to look like?
There are a lot of florals in the collection, watercolor florals.
What’s the most challenging part of being a designer?
I don’t have any formal technical training in fashion. I just kind of went into it blind. I’m just trying to learn through the process. It’s definitely not easy, but I am proud to say that I think I have grown a lot as a designer since I started.
What's on your summer must-haves list?
A good bathing suit. Scarves, you can wear them with anything. A pair of fun sandals. I am loving Missoni Havaianas right now. I have every pair.
What summer trends are you loving right now?
I am always just into cut-off jean shorts and a white tee-shirt. You really can’t go wrong with that.
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