June 16, 2014 New York
Erin Fetherston recently spent time researching botanical prints at the New York Public Library. To create her own version for Resort, she bought flowers at the local market and photographed them in-house. The resulting pattern was done in a deep burgundy on lightweight neoprene jersey, and also in a Diana Vreeland-inspired red on chiffon. Both versions played to Fetherston's love of all things pretty. While the designer, who mostly deals in dresses, didn't abandon her bread and butter—standouts included a metallic jacquard A-line shift with a flounced hem, and a pleated chiffon number in that Vreeland-red floral—she added more than a few matching separates. A cropped tank and pencil skirt in reversible metallic jacquard—one side red for holiday, the other light gold for early spring—was a Fetherston favorite. "You can buy two pieces and get six looks," she said with conviction. Indeed, the lineup felt particularly confident. Even a little black dress, so often used as a collection filler piece, was inspired. The swingy bi-level shape, its top studded with black beading in a lattice pattern, couldn't have been more fun.
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