Erin Fetherston is always a desired guest on the catwalk, as we have admired her perfect ethereal collections since the very first day of her appearance in the fashion world back in 2005. You probably know quite well that she prefers her comfort zone more to experiments, almost never going further to denim or manly silhouettes. However, you will be surprised quite positively at the sight of the very thrilling, soft and fresh Erin Fetherston spring/summer 2016 RTW collection that has a nice combination of “old and new”. Having a peculiar inspirational background of fresh images with countryside air from David Hamilton and Deborah Turbeville, the designer created an amazing super-wearable feminine lineup filled with both fresh daytime and romantic cocktail looks.
The opening look of the show is a bright orange dress on a youthful and natural looking model that creates the carefree feel of a stroll in the countryside. Then other “angels” follow her mildly stepping in lightweight floral, white Spanish dotted, chiffon dresses, transparent blouses, long chiffon scarf dresses with deep cut V-neck, soft cotton shirt-frocks. Nice ankle-length navy culottes appeared here and there topped with Gatsby-inspired transparent white dotted shirts that give such a thrilling womanly look to a girl without overwhelming in details. The collection has a number of luxurious smooth and fine long dresses that are so feminine and yet never too bright.
The shades included in the collection are very light featuring mainly whites, sky-blues and greys. Some pieces could be perfect for bridesmaids, and the long white net-floral embellished dresses will look ideal even for a wonderful wedding on the beach. There are two pieces that we would like to mention separately: the first one is the extremely simple V-neck thin-strap black skinny dress that looks just amazing on the girl’s body – it is like you can smell the scent of a woman even through the picture. And the second one is the minimalist light grey X dress that has tiny symmetrical dots and mesh inserts on the neck: wearing this I imagine a princess or an extremely elegant woman that appears on a gathering and leaves everyone speechless.
This time Erin decided to go further in experiments creating a capsule collection of minaudières, which go perfectly with any of the numbers in the line. This is a witty step in business especially considering the fact that the brand is well-known and anticipated. The small bags are round, with gold mirror rims and words like “love” written on them.
The whole feeling of the Erin Fetherston spring 2016 collection is positive, breathtaking and romantic, which is the very thing you want to gain in spring. Even the hair and makeup of the models transfers the light breeze with the natural hairstyles, minimalist makeup and flawless skin. We can surely say that the experiments that Erin brought forth this time injected a fresh air to the style of her eponymous brand, and we dare her to go further, as she has the ultimate base for success – talent!
Photos courtesy of Vogue