2009 February 16
Erin Fetherston - New York Fall 2009
(NEW YORK) “Tinderbox” was the name of Erin Fetherston’s Fall 2009 collection. It was a sign that the cutesy designer was venturing into an even cutesier territory: dolls. “I did have a lot of images of antique dolls that I was working with,” said Fetherston. “I kind of wanted to do a collection of the tin soldier meets the jewel box ballerina.” That meant lots of full-skirted dresses and super-girly details: polka dots, Peter Pan collars, and bows adorning everything from gloves to coats to hair. The collection was punctuated by a few sharply-cut suits--refreshing, it could have used more.