Erin Fetherston's mood board for Spring recalled memories of a childhood trip to Nara, Japan, where a public park houses more than a thousand free-roaming deer and a multitude of cherry trees. Even for Fetherston, who's known for her fantastical bent, the images of spindly-legged Bambis surrounded by carpets of pink petals seemed to be from another world. Thankfully, her interpretation of the scene was much more rooted in the here and now.

Plunging halter dresses in khaki twill or printed chiffon were coquettish and confident all at once: "I made sure they were plunging, but not too much," Fetherston said a few days before the show. A cherry blossom print looked lovely on a dark navy chiffon dress, shown belted, while sequined short shorts—which, in abstract gold and white checks, were Fetherston's nod to Nara's sika deer—garnered appreciative nods from the likes of Sarah Sophie Flicker and Becka Diamond in the front row. There were moments that were a bit too-too much, like a navy and black ruffled "tuxedo" jumpsuit paired with an organza bolero, but the majority of the clothes were wearable and well finished. They would work equally well at cocktail parties uptown or downtown, not to mention the occasional gambol through a fairy tale.