#NYFW Spring 2012 Ones to Watch: Fotini

We're always thrilled when a new designer pops up on the fashion calendar. This season we are eager to see Fotini's debut collection. Fusing the sensual and sophisticated, the Spring 2012 collection is sure to make a statement. We caught up with the designer to get a feel for her design sensibility:

Describe your design philosophy:
I am dressing a woman with this cinematic sex appeal, the eternal sensuality of a strong woman in charge of her pleasure and destiny. She's always a lady, but she never gives a damn!

What's inspiring you now?
For my debut collection, I found inspiration in images of mysterious and confident women from Mario Testino's portraits in Todo o Nada, Penelope Cruz's performance in Blow and Angelina Jolie in everything she does.

What's the most stylish place in NY?
The city streets! I get a breath of a city that's full of creative energy and that inspires chic and effortless dressing for every day life.

New York Fashion Week is…. Tres chic.