Back in time that is to finding inspiration from the legendary Barbizon Hotel, which was a partial residential building, but also a charm school. It was home to timeless beauties such as Grace Kelly, Cybill Shepard, & Edith Bouvier Beale. So Erin’s POV for Autumn/Winter 2014 is all about refinement, femininity, charm, and old-school glamour! As she says, “A charmed life awaits, we need only dress the part!”
Left to right, the front 4 looks: (1) “Charmed, I’m Sure” Mohair black Sweater over Black Ponte dress w/ Horse Hair hem; (2) Chartreuse Botanical lace gown; (3) Rose Garden Print Dress; (4) Evergreen Jacquard off-the-shoulder cocktail dress
Erin Fetherston certainly has a signature touch, but this collection amps it up to the next level by using decadent jacquards, delicate laces, & rich textures. It is truly the perfect blend of lady-like elegance & chic sophistication.
Blossom embroidered organza dress w/ black tiered flounce hem
There are a few stunning gowns that also grace this collection and are rendered in lush velvet devores & romantic floral motifs with gilded touches. The floral prints are adorned with neoprene & silk ottoman, which add that modern flare or punch to this very romantic palette of wintery pastels & dazzling hues of emerald, sapphire, & ruby! The colors are stunning and are an intriguing take for the fall, rich & deep enough for the fall, but still with a light and airy feel.
2nd image — Rose Garden print gown w/ black knit bodice
2nd image — Black floral gown
3rd image — Black Peau de Soie gown w/ sequin dot chiffon overlay
Erin is certainly a go-to in the fashion industry for the perfectly feminine cocktail dress and there are plenty to choose from here — defined with statement-making skirts. It’s a wide range — sleek & slim to flirty & flared! The options are perfect for a variety of occasions — date night, drinks with the girls, or an evening dinner event.
2nd image — Yana of One Management in the Blossom Embroidered Organza tea length dress
2nd image — Black Mosaic Jacquard dress w/ gilded rose lace overlay
3rd image — Floral shirt dress
Black sequin dot chiffon & Mosaic Jacquard Shift dress
But the collection is not all dresses, there are separates. The separates offer a bit of magic, illusions, as seen with cleverly constructed pop-over tops, exquisitely embellished chiffon tees, which are then adjoined by bell & ball skirts.
I haven’t written a full feature on Erin before, even though I named her as best dressed at the 2013 CFDA Awards, which she donned one of her own creations so here is some background. She attended Parsons Paris to study fashion design. In 2005, she presented her label during the Paris haute couture shows. And from this came the signature Fetherston style — feminine, whimsical, & romantic sensibility. In 2007 Erin moved to NYC. She has had several fashion honors — 2007 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award, a finalist for the 2007 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, & in 2009 was inducted as a member of the CFDA.
Erin has been very fortunate to have received a lot of great press over the years. And this year’s presentation was no exception as there were plenty of big names in attendance — renown style & beauty expert Mary Alice Stephenson, Cobra Starship frontman Gabriel Saporta, The Voice 2nd place contestant Jacquie Lee, Fashion Director and Senior Vice President of Neiman Marcus Ken Downing, Teen Vogue Styles Features Director Andrew Bevan, casting director Natalie Joos, Sr. Fashion News Director for Teen Vogue Jane Keltner de Valle, & model Natalie Suarez.
- PR/Production — Seventh House PR
- Location — The Great Room at W New York – Union Square
- Stylist — Soraya Dayani @ Jedd Root
- Stylist Assistant — Kat Banas
- Casting — Jon James for Jon James Casting
- Make-Up — Lottie Stannard for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
- Hair — Brian C. Hawkins for Salon Grafix & Hair Gloss by Clairol Natural Instincts
- Skin Care — skyn ICELAND
- Nails — Miss Pop for KISS Products
- Shoes — Manolo Blahnik
- Sunglasses — Selima Optique
- Gloves — Hardly Alice for Erin Fetherston
- Undergarments — Cosabella
- Photography — Thomas Kletecka
- Models & Agents — Ford, Fusion, Marilyn, One, The Lions, & Wilhelmina.
Pewter Daisy sequin shift dress
Black Mosaic Jacquard cocktail dress w/ golden lace detail