"I like the idea of this woman who travels far and wide, and collects these treasures to add to her wardrobe," Erin Fetherston said before her Spring show. And so it opened with two versions of the safari jacket, overlaid with geometric lace and some particularly Fetherstonian little bows. (Eugenia Kim contributed the safari hats.) Here was the quester, out on her search. But the collection was more about the wild flora and fauna she found. It was called "Birds of Paradise," and a large section of it came in the distinctly un-Fetherstonian shades of parrot green and pumpkin orange.
But if the palette was different, the pieces were much the same—not that the designer's fans should mind. One-shoulder cocktail dresses and pretty peplum jackets are her signatures, and a champagne-colored frock in three-ply crepe was particularly strong. It's a small gripe, but one was left wishing that wanderlust had pushed Fetherston a bit farther afield.