2007 September 5

Erin Fetherston - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008

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(NEW YORK) Erin Fetherston chose almost exclusively tones of white and grey for her demure dresses and separates this season. The designer continued to explore the space-age theme present in her previous collections, with a series of silver lurex and white plastic dresses, translucent white makeup and white coral and feather headpieces that inspire images of ethereal ice princesses or Greek goddesses. Either way, the feminine designer, who showed her third presentation on Wednesday, seems comfortable experimenting with themes and proportions, even if such forays sometimes result in pieces that lack cohesiveness and quality of execution. For example, a brown, short dress with an asymmetrical, ruffled bottom looked childish and potentially unflattering. But there were other pieces that showed a more polished side of the designer. Her casual grey skirts paired with breezy white tops, a belted jersey dress under a white coat, cotton shirtdresses, and the long, elegant grey dresses that closed the show all point in a more sophisticated direction.