The 14-piece collection entitled “Monaco” debuted by Project Runway Finalist Korto Momolu (Cut-toe Mo-mo-lu) expands on the designer’s vision of “femininity, elegance, and futurism.” She was inspired by fashion icons like Grace Kelly and Bridget Bardot. “Monaco” features stylish jumpsuits, chic sweaters, elegant evening gowns and luxurious day dresses. Korto enlisted the help of top stylists and jewelry designers to bring this collection to life. Take a look at “Monaco” by Korto Momolu

Photo & Show Credits
Photos: Images by Getty Images/Mari J. Brooklyn
Designs: Korto Momolu
Styling: Misa Hylton
Hair: Salon DNA
Makeup: Lamik Beauty

Today is the first day of Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2012. Many fashionistas, celebrities, editors, photographers, bloggers, stylists, designers and a host of others will be hitting the streets of New York. From attending shows at Lincoln Center or locations off-site, to visiting some of the hottest press lounges, mixers, and after parties, this week will definitely be one to remember.

I am looking forward to all of the awesome parties and fabulous street style, and all of the runway shows, but here are 5 designers that I am looking forward to seeing what they have in store for us for the Fall.

1.Tracy Reese– her Spring/Summer 2012 collection included fun prints and bright colors

2. Rachel Roy I love how she transforms masculine silhouettes in a feminine way

3. Kort Momolu She has been one of my favorite designers since Project Runway. I love her fearless use of bold colors

4. L.A.M.B. Gwen Stefani is one of the few singers turned designers who’s clothing has real style. Her line can be edgy, sophisticated, and a little romantic. I can’t wait to see what she brings.

5. Michael Kors Do I really need to say why when it comes to MK? He’s legendary and his designs are timeless.

I had to narrow my choices down to five but here is my list of honorable mentions

Carolina Herrera, Joy Cioci, Victoria Beckham, Lela Rose, and Alexander Wang