Sunday, February 24, 2013

Emerson Fall 2013

Jackie Fraser Swan is a designer that continually improves with time. Her line Emerson focuses on using a limited group of patterns and working them into multiple pieces. While her silhouettes aren't ground breaking, Swan manages to create mass appeal for the casual trendsetter. 


This season, we saw a lot of her purple and yellow plaid design. It looks great as a shirt dress or sheer blouse with color blocked leather pants, but awkward hanging off the side of a LBD.


I'm constantly on the look for the perfect fall motorcycle leather jacket, but thought this boxy one missed the mark, needing a pinch at the waist.


One piece absolutely made me shake my head. The three dominating patterns of her fall collection looked haphazardly thrown together for the look below. Its an ill-fitting blend of contrasting patterns that looked like two halved dresses sewn together, topped with a poorly tailored blazer.

Ms. Swan did redeem herself by closing her show with three strong gowns. This black number fit like a dream and captures light and movement beautifully down the runway with its alternating black matte and metallic fabrics. Her two one shouldered gowns also looked great while bringing luxury to casual fabrics and patterns.


Highlight: the designer walking down the runway with two of her daughters, dressed in her trademark plaid pattern. Will we be seeing a kids collection in the future? 

All photos from TheCut