Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear
September 07, 2012 New York
At the Tocca presentation, designer Emma Fletcher said that she likes it when things are a bit psychedelic; her presentation, with models posing between multiple mirrors in stationary carousels, was just that. You could see the girls and their clothes from all angles, but the multiple reflections made things quite trippy. Intrigued by kaleidoscopes and designs on old-school hot-air balloons, Fletcher came to Spring's silhouettes by cutting out chevrons and zigzags. The resulting geometries are more linear than what Fletcher is used to working with, but the use of delicate knits and lace insets kept things soft and feminine. A sweet day dress with a pleated skirt and sheer, paneled top might be too demure to wear on an acid trip, but it would be perfect for a spin in a fire-fueled balloon.