Erin Fetherston’s “Charmed” Collection Goes Back in Time

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Back in time that is to finding inspiration from the legendary Barbizon Hotel, which was a partial residential building, but also a charm school. It was home to timeless beauties such as Grace Kelly, Cybill Shepard, & Edith Bouvier Beale. So Erin’s POV for Autumn/Winter 2014 is all about refinement, femininity, charm, and old-school glamour! As she says, “A charmed life awaits, we need only dress the part!”

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Left to right, the front 4 looks: (1) “Charmed, I’m Sure” Mohair black Sweater over Black Ponte dress w/ Horse Hair hem; (2) Chartreuse Botanical lace gown; (3) Rose Garden Print Dress; (4) Evergreen Jacquard off-the-shoulder cocktail dress

Erin Fetherston certainly has a signature touch, but this collection amps it up to the next level by using decadent jacquards, delicate laces, & rich textures. It is truly the perfect blend of lady-like elegance & chic sophistication.

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Blossom embroidered organza dress w/ black tiered flounce hem

There are a few stunning gowns that also grace this collection and are rendered in lush velvet devores & romantic floral motifs with gilded touches. The floral prints are adorned with neoprene & silk ottoman, which add that modern flare or punch to this very romantic palette of wintery pastels & dazzling hues of emerald, sapphire, & ruby! The colors are stunning and are an intriguing take for the fall, rich & deep enough for the fall, but still with a light and airy feel.

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1st image, front 4 looks: (1) Green floral print shift dress (2) Sapphire blue Jacquard shift dress w/ flounce; (3) Floral neoprene shirt dress  (4) Green blossom embroidered gown

2nd image — Rose Garden print gown w/ black knit bodice

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1st image — Green floral print strapless gown

2nd image — Black floral gown

3rd image — Black Peau de Soie gown w/ sequin dot chiffon overlay

Erin is certainly a go-to in the fashion industry for the perfectly feminine cocktail dress and there are plenty to choose from here — defined with statement-making skirts. It’s a wide range — sleek & slim to flirty & flared! The options are perfect for a variety of occasions — date night, drinks with the girls, or an evening dinner event.

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1st image, front 3 looks — (1) Peach trellis Jacquard shift dress  (2) Off-white floral print cocktail dress  (3) Black Peau de Soie gown w/ petal pink bodice overlay  

2nd image — Yana of One Management in the Blossom Embroidered Organza tea length dress

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1st image — Black cocktail dress w/ flouce hem

2nd image — Black Mosaic Jacquard dress w/ gilded rose lace overlay

3rd image — Floral shirt dress

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Black sequin dot chiffon & Mosaic Jacquard Shift dress

But the collection is not all dresses, there are separates. The separates offer a bit of magic, illusions, as seen with cleverly constructed pop-over tops, exquisitely embellished chiffon tees, which are then adjoined by bell & ball skirts.

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I haven’t written a full feature on Erin before, even though I named her as best dressed at the 2013 CFDA Awards, which she donned one of her own creations so here is some background. She attended Parsons Paris to study fashion design. In 2005, she presented her label during the Paris haute couture shows. And from this came the signature Fetherston style — feminine, whimsical, & romantic sensibility. In 2007 Erin moved to NYC. She has had several fashion honors — 2007 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award, a finalist for the 2007 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, & in 2009 was inducted as a member of the CFDA.

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Erin has been very fortunate to have received a lot of great press over the years. And this year’s presentation was no exception as there were plenty of big names in attendance — renown style & beauty expert Mary Alice Stephenson, Cobra Starship frontman Gabriel Saporta, The Voice 2nd place contestant Jacquie Lee, Fashion Director and Senior Vice President of Neiman Marcus Ken Downing, Teen Vogue Styles Features Director Andrew Bevan, casting director Natalie Joos, Sr. Fashion News Director for Teen Vogue Jane Keltner de Valle, & model Natalie Suarez.

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Pewter Daisy sequin shift dress

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Black Mosaic Jacquard cocktail dress w/ golden lace detail

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