Whitley Kros Mercedes-Benz Los Angeles Fashion Week Review - Spring 2009 Collection

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicked off in full gear on October 12, 2008. Held at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Whitley Kros was the last show of the evening and I do have to say that the design duo— Marisa Ribisi and Sophia Coloma—has captured a spring collection that embarks a romantic, yet wild ride.

Whitley Kros Spring Collection 2009



The fictional character, Whitley Kros, is a young girl created by Ribisi and Coloma. They created the name— Whitley Kros—by using the street names of Ribisi’s and Coloma’s hometowns of Los Angeles and Sydney.

Whitley Kros embodies Ribisi’s and Coloma’s vision and design of a style that is fun and relaxed with plenty of colorful and unique prints to mirror a storyline of a chic traveling exploration.

Whitley Kros Spring Collection 2009



“I went to Morocco… with Allen Ginsberg in my satchel and Bob Dylan in my ears. Met Alessandro and embarked on a romantic adventure… Safari in Africa and sunsets in Greece.” – Whitley Kros

Whitley Kros’ romantic adventure in Morocco, Greece and Africa was the inspiration behind the Spring 2009 Collection. The materials used for the collection—solid silk, linen/cotton knits, printed silks, washed chambray, printed chiffon, printed silks, and printed cotton.

Whitley Kros Spring Collection 2009



The collection's color palate is sky blue, mustard, sherbet, silver, and navy solids mix in with romantic, whimsical prints.

The show was beautiful and vivacious filled with lots of energy but in a casual, natural way. The collection looked extremely unique and personified Whitley Kros’ traveling adventures in the perfect way.

Whitley Kros Spring Collection 2009



Whitley Kros was chosen for the " Mercedes-Benz Presents" Designers for the Spring/Summer 2009 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. To see more of the collection, the Mercedes-Benz Newsgroup Website will once again offer complimentary runway photographs for Whitley Kros and all of the featured designers at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. You can visit newsgroup.mbusa.com for the photographs and additional information on each featured collection.

Please visit there website at www.whitleykros.com

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