"Resort is the time to refresh your palette," Erin Fetherston said at a preview of her new collection for Erin. "It's about energetic, bright, crisp colors." And that's precisely what she brought to the table—in neon pink, turquoise, and cantaloupe melon, to be exact. Festive frocks were aplenty, in a wide range of styles from structured, jacquard fit-and-flares to free-flowing A-lines, done in everything from metallic Chantilly lace with neon lining to life-of-the-party sequins and a memorable geometric, rainbow-hued print.
She also dabbled with perforated leather, which toughened up feminine separates like a hoop skirt and a cropped ivory blazer. The same material lent itself well to a sleek, lightweight motorcycle jacket, shown with a chiffon dress. In the past, Fetherston has been known for her frills, but the highlight here was a simple dress, in solid black, red, and navy, with a peplum tulip waist, which has already garnered a lot of attention from retailers. That piece, hand in hand with a Web site relaunch planned for June 5 and a more vigorous e-commerce strategy, is enough to make you believe that it's not just the designer's Resort collection that's looking bright.