"A little darker but still ethereal" was how Erin Fetherston described her Fall collection, which was a pleasant change-up from her typically sweeter-than-sweet fare. The season's moodier look was exemplified by a signature chiffon frock toughened up with cracked leather insets. The new feeling was also there in the best outfit, a puddling black strapless gown with corset details that was topped with a Lurex "cocktail parka." Fetherston created it after searching for something appropriate to wear to fancy events on cold winter evenings.

Despite making recent efforts to increase her range of separates, the line's focus "will always be the dresses. That's what we do best," said the designer at a showroom appointment (she opted out of presenting this season). Fetherston proved she does well by sticking to her strong suits with several party-worthy numbers in jewel-toned metallic tweeds. There was also a sequined lace trumpet gown, which was a tribute to Olivia Hussey as Juliet in the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet. Still, it would be great to see Fetherston shake it up a bit with more items like that cool cocktail parka.