For Spring 2014, Erin Fetherston indulged her most romantic self, creating a collection inspired by a fantasy garden party. Working with a distinctive color palette which paired pale pastels (pinks and yellows) with brilliant, gem-like hues (magentas and tangerines) and plenty of flowy white gowns, the American designer showed her preference for finely wrought, feminine detailing.
The collection was one of the first to show in New York for the Spring 2014 season and it was presented outside of the traditional venues, at the label's Tribeca studio with a reception hosted at the neighboring cocktail bar, Butterfly NYC.
Although this latest collection does capture Fetherston's well-established ethereal sensibility, the designer typically approaches purity in a less straightforward way, balancing out the delicacy of her pieces with strong, dark colors and It girl styling touches.
Wearing one of her own looks, Fetherston explained that she had tried to "treat every dress like its own jewel." And truly, each piece had some special touch: there were sculptural ruffles and sequined palliate flowers, coiled bodices and asymmetrical draping.
Some dresses had a classically girlish shape, with fitted waists and bouncy full skirts; others showed a longer, breezier silhouette.