The Designer: Erin Fetherston
The Look: Flirty, feminine and fun. That's the way we'd describe Erin Fetherston's first Resort outing for Erin, the lower priced collection she debuted last fall. Full of the short, party-ready dresses that have become her signature - rendered here in soft shades of blush, seafoam, slate, champagne, ivory, black and navy offset by pops of color and a watery, zebra-striped print - these pleated, lavishly embellished confections are designed to take the wearer from a trip to St. Bart's to New Year's Eve at The Standard - and right on into spring. Although dresses are Erin's raison d'etre, there's also a full range of separates, including some beautifully tailored trousers, a grosgrain-trimmed skirt suit, and effortlessly elegant coats, tops and knits (another Erin first). "With Erin, I'm really interested in creating seasonless pieces," Fetherston told The Fashion Informer at her Milk Studios press preview last week. "Things that are very special that you can keep in your wardrobe for years. I don't want it to only be a holiday season dress or a vacation dress." We'd say she succeeded brilliantly.