New York Fashion Week: Erin Fetherston
A combination of 1920s flapper and space-age concepts, Erin Fetherston's collection 'Wandering Stars' was a veritable explosion of silvery greys, floaty chiffons and shiny embellishments. Inspired by George Méliès' 'The Eclipse', an off-beat, turn of the century (1907) film about an astronomer's vision of space, stand-out features were her use of deco-with-a-twist cloche hats; soft, draping and flowing fabrics; and subdued colours. Described as 'ethereal', her designs were uniform in colour, but quite varied in style. Featuring long gowns, shift-styled minidresses, high waists and even a dreaded 'playsuit', it was an off-beat collection, but with lots of wearable and luxurious pieces.