Emily Cho ended the first night of New York's 2012 Fashion Week with snakeskin and cupcakes. What better way to finish off the day?

The Emily Cho Fall 2012 collection is rife with luxurious, funky, multi-colored bags that will work day to night, work to cocktails. This season, Emily Cho focused on classic inspiration - from Tuscany, Italy.

This season, the theme is always of Tuscany and Italy because all of our bags are handmade in Italy in a factory that has been making bags for over 60 years, said Emily Gellis of Emily Cho. We were inspired by jewel tones and we always have to add something funky into it. So that is why we have the jungle print bag, printed snakeskin, and the printed python that we have been doing for a few seasons.

I really was feeling jewel tones, said Gellis. And the occasional pop of color. It's a really a wearable collection. Things that a girl could just walk out in.

Emily Cho showed atop the Empire Hotel, at the Empire Rooftop. Guests viewed a collection shown by lookalike models dresed in track suits, Toms Shoes and cute side ponytails. Red lips popped against neon lights as the models posed for photos throughout the night.

Attendees were treated to champagne and bite-sized delicacies, like pizza and white-frosted cupcakes.

Next up for Emily Cho is a shoe line, which should be out within the next six months. 

Our next collection will feature [the shoes]. By September Fashion Week. 

Emily Gellis and S.J. Cho met while working for the same contemporary clothing line in New York in 2009 when they first realized that their contrasting backgrounds melded to create one harmonious creative viewpoint. The brainchild from these two fabulously innovative women is the Emily Cho line – a handbag collection of functional pieces that make vibrant fashion statements.

Runway Rewind: For Spring 2012, Emily Cho offered up a line of dazzling jewel-toned bags with stunning textures and prints. From snakeskin to botanical blossoms, Emily Cho has a piece for every sort of style.