New York Fashion Week Fall ’12. Erin Fetherston’s Glitzy, Shimmering Glamour.

February 11, 2012 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Fall '12

Summary: Erin Fetherston definitely knows how to turn a presentation into a party. Roaming cocktail servers strolled amongst the second floor gallery space at Milk Studios while a harpist played gorgeous live music as an accompaniment to an energetic soundtrack. The festive party atmosphere was the perfect complement to the Erin By Erin Fetherston fall collection: a glitzy, shimmering array of gorgeous cocktail dresses for the chic, stylish, woman who sets both fashion and social trends.

On the whole, Fetherston employed the gamut of simple, feminine shapes that epitomize the ideal cocktail dress. Flirty pleated-skirt dresses are set with sweetheart necklines or voluminous bell sleeves. Maxis go elegant with long, flowing skirts, halter necklines, or a standout evening version in black, featuring power mesh and a maribou feather shrug. The Fetherston woman is not the everywoman, but she is a delightful darling enhanced by the designer’s exquisite touches of luxury.

It was the styling that really brought the entire collection together: sultry smoky eyes gave her looks an urban edge and kept them from feeling too young and flirtatious. The glimmer of a sequin-studded bra from behind a jade chiffon dress, the top-knot buns and wavy carefree hair that implied a sort of everyday glamour — these are the details that define Fetherston’s aesthetic as a designer and the intentionality of her designs. Fetherston knows her client, and she does it well — her youthful, chic approach to glamour is a treat for the woman looking to add a bit of sparkle to her life.

Colors: Black, charcoal, pink floral, green floral, nude, ivory, gold, champagne rose, midnight, dove grey, passionberry, jade, teal, rose gold, purple, eggplant, blush, rose.

Fabrics and Textures: Herringbone, sequins, ponti, stretch taffeta, lace mesh, florals, crepe de chine, bows, poly chiffon, butterfly appliques, wrapping, feathers, matte jersey, pleating, nylon, tincel lurex, maribou feathers, shirring, crinkle chiffon, lollipop chiffon.

Key Looks: Cape sheath dress in black matte jersey with black lurex lollipop chiffon; Embellished wrap dress in black matte jersey with matte gold sequin butterfly appliques; Cowl sleeve dress in midnight sequin embellished nylon mesh with black matte jersey.

— Amanda Aldinger

Photos: NYMag

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