Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Runway Rave: Erin Fetherston

New York is always home to the most wearable yet fashionable designerwear, and the one designer I really love is Erin Fetherston. Her show allows girls to step into a fairyland, with all things girly and frilly.

This fall tailoring took stage alongside the signature cocktail dresses and gowns. At one glance, it can already be guessed that her inspiration came from toys - tin soldiers in particular, with models walking down the runway in black platform pumps. There were peplum jackets and military-inspired coats in a red and black jewelled tones, paired with poufy skirts in full swing, that made the collection fit for the fairies' military band. The tall berets, origami-like headpieces and various striped and shiny tights were a stunner, beautifully piecing together the tin soldier look.

The dreamy asymmetrical tulle frocks also stole the show. I am absolutely in love with the empire-waisted cocktail dresses and the closing white gown that were a great combination of metallic fabrics and tulle. This entire collection is spellbounding, and it gave the wooden toy fairytale a new breath of life.



  1. OH MY.
    Very, very pretty indeed. ♥

  2. I loved her collection, too! So many people dislike it... I especially love the little red jacket in the first picture.

  3. love all those looks, esp the tights, and the red skirt. !

  4. Love the red skirt, but especially the last two dresses. Very pretty pastels!


  5. For some reason, I've never been able to like a collection by Erin. The work just seems sooo design school-ish, like or like what a designer would send down in the first episode of Project Runway.