Self-confessed “dress obsessed” Erin Fetherston is by far my favorite fashion designer! From season to season, she has been the queen of the feminine cocktail dress- but the fact that she’s consistent doesn’t mean she’s boring. She is, in fact, the exact opposite: she consistently reinvents the cocktail dress’s silhouette, texture, color palette, and even makes you question whether or not the length is synonymous with short. Fetherston’s designs exude an innocent playfulness, often accessorized with whimsical headpieces like headbands with ears, witch hats, animal face masks, or gold crowns- accessories that appear to be created by a wide-eyed girl with a big imagination who loves to play dress up. She’s constantly challenging our concept of “girly,” recently creating a capsule collection for Juicy Couture including a metallic gold velvet maxi dress in the vein of the famous Juicy tracksuit.
Erin Fetherston’s Resort 2013 Collection is one of my favorites of all time. She describes the collection saying:
“Resort is the time to refresh your palette. It’s about energetic, bright, crisp colors.”
The color palette of the Resort Collection is exactly as Fetherston described: shades of fruit like watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberry, and blueberry. She also includes signature black and white pieces along with a little gray and injection of sparkly gunmetal. The highlight of the collection, however, is a new color for Fetherston that’s not a neutral or represented easily by a fruit: turquoise.
Erin Fetherston’s Resort Collection may consist primarily of flirty feminine dresses, but she includes a variety of silhouettes from A-line to fit-and-flare to structured created in a variety of textures and fabrics including Chantilly lace, sequins, perforated leather, and chiffon.
She doesn’t forget about hair accessories this season either! This time we see headbands with ears and gold crowns to make you really feel like a princess.
I love how Erin plays with her feminine silhouettes by adding a leather jacket and bold jewelry.
I love the addition of silver and gunmetal to Erin’s traditional pops of black and white.
These gowns are absolutely gorgeous and a nice change from her usual white gown.
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