Summary: If fashion is said to be moving back towards a more sophisticated silhouette and the young baby-doll look is out, then Erin Fetherston missed the memo. Maybe it was the pouring rain that soured my outlook, but I felt I had seen all of these looks before. True, nobody does girly-girl like Erin Fetherston and she certainly delivered, however, if you were looking forward to seeing how she evolved her style she fell a little short. The show entitled "Love Spring" was a mix between springy chiffon floral frocks and heavy dark, wool mini drop-waist dresses, bubble skirts and blazers. It just wasn’t flowing, nor was I feeling it. There were a few standout pieces like the long black chiffon gown with a spray of floral pattern and a long flowing ivory gown (sashayed down the catwalk by a zombie) that is sure to be seen on a Rachel Zoe celeb client. However, in the end I left the show rather non-pulsed and thinking I might have liked it better last year.
Color Palette: ivory, white, black, black sparkle, grey, green, gold, red, midnight blue, burgundy, taupe, purple
Textures & Details: felted wool, velvet, chiffon, satin-faced chiffon, organza, charmeuse, washed silk, washed satin, knit, wool, tweed, jersey, leather, lace, Swarovski crystal pearls, sequins, plaid wool, Cherry Blossom Print, Hydrangea Print, Quilt Print, Floral Bouquet Print, Floral Bosque Print, Rose Print, knit beanies, knit bonnets, rosary, floral headbands
Key Looks: black felted wool overcoat with velvet belt over a floor length black chiffon gown; wool capelet coat over a hydrangea print chiffon tiered dress; one-shoulder black satin spiral skirt dress with organza and silk floral applique embellished with Swarovski crystal pearls; floral bouquet printed chiffon gown with hand-tucked bouffant chiffon and organza sleeve; white satin faced chiffon gown with morning glory ruffle.
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