Erin Fetherston, the beautiful blonde San Franciscan, is one of the better fashion designers in the United States of America. At 33 years of age, she has managed to create a fashion house that can rival some of the biggest brands in the industry, after presenting her eponymous label for the first time in 2005 at the Paris Haute Couture shows. Her designs border on whimsical, are utterly feminine and quite romantic for the most part, traits that have earned the designer a faithful following. It is the eighth year in a row that Fetherston has begun showcasing her ready to wear pieces on the New York Fashion Week runways, having quickly become a beloved staple on the catwalk. Taking her career quite seriously, she has also taken on the role as a guest designer and creative consultant for the lifestyle brand known as Juicy Couture.
With a collection full of black and white numbers, it was a welcome distraction to see some gold also find its way into the line, while the red pieces added just enough accents to ensure the romantic element is not lost from the Erin Fetherston fall/winter 2015-2016 collection. Thinking of it in terms of stones, we have splashes of garnet, of sapphire and topaz, against ivory and onyx backdrops. The pieces seemed to be inspired by woodland fairies that could look as chic and polished as these pixies. There are two contrasting moods apparent here, one which channels the structured and ladylike designs, while the other is lighter and a lot more feminine.
We see Fetherston’s work in creating cotton guipure lace, shimmering jacquards and incorporating both airy organza and lustrous silks. We have the whimsical flared frocks and the more elegant gowns. They look incredibly sweet and utterly her style, while certainly having us dreaming about such lovely designs moving against our bodies as we head out on a date or even a trip to the Caribbean.
There was a bit of girlish innocence overall, as if the woman has kept to her air of untouched mystery, while sophistication marks her every garment and she enjoys the feel of ruffle-front blouses, lace tops, and high waist trousers. We fell in love with the gorgeous zigzag hemmed sapphire lace mini dress, complete with strappy little sandals that showed off the legs to the max, while we found ourselves mesmerized by the lace on guipure mix, as well as the silhouetted created by the full length frocks that showed off every curve while hiding away any imperfections. We do expect to see the final piece on the red carpet as its simple but sophisticated design will surely have many a star struck by the allure, showing off skin from behind the lace on a gown that has a high round neckline, curves in at the shoulders slightly and encompasses the female figure with such ease, as if made specifically for her. The strict chignon from a center part and dewy, gently made-up look will certainly help make waves at any event this piece is worn to.
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