Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fashion Week Day One, Part II : Erin Fetherston, Mark and Estel, and Red Dress Collection

Erin by Erin Fetherston

Photos from WWD (above) and Amanda Wigen (below).

The Erin collection perfectly captured mid-century charm. Each piece was feminine without being cutesy, elaborate without being overdone. With a huge variety of fabrics, textures, and prints used, I was infinitely impressed by how well each dress stood on its own - yet the collection felt cohesive. Mesh gloves with flower appliques and light beading looked too dangerous for day-to-day wear, but were a great addition for the Fashion Week presentation. But let’s focus on my ultimate obsession… the Sienna and Pink Byzantine Jacquard Tiered Dress. This two-tone wonder is my dream, hence the photos from every angle. Enjoy.

Red Dress Collection 

The finale of the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection runway.

Lindsey Vonn in Cynthia Rowley on the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection runway.      Gina Torres in Marchesa on the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection runway.

AnnaSophia Robb in Alice and Olivia on the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection runway.      Victoria Justice in Oscar De La Renta on the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection runway.
Photos from WWD

The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection fashion show is an annual event hosted by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to raise awareness about heart disease. An annual tradition since 2001, the show features celebrities from various fields walking the runway. This year, there an intentional selection of younger women to promote heart health and awareness to encourage early thinking about the health of their heart. While each celebrity on the runway looked gorgeous and confident, some of our favorite looks were Anna Sophia Robb in Alice and Olivia, Victoria Justice in Oscar de la Renta, and Lindsey Vonn in Cynthia Rowley (who came out on crutches after knee surgery!). Other celebrities include Sasha Cohen, Bella Thorne, Giada De Laurentiis, Joan Jett, Nene Leeks and Gina Torres.

Mark and Estel

 Photos from WWD.

Designers Mark and Estel assure me that black lace will forever be on trend… when paired with a sweeping velvet wrap dress or floor-length plaid cape. This glam goth collection gave simple cuts an androgynous spin by incorporating leather harnesses, angular shoulders, and leather ‘body armor.’ I can’t say that I loved the models’ high-ankle platforms, but the rest of the styling was on point. Energy ran high throughout the entire show, especially when the designers themselves took to the runway, electric guitar and mics in hand, for a musical end to the show.