Emerson designer Jackie Fraser-Swan's inspiration for her latest collection was '70s horror films like like Burnt Offerings and The Amityville Horror, as well as Rob Zombie's freaky flicks. Still, a sweet and feminine aura was present throughout the line. A varsity jacket with a huge "E" emblazoned on it was a nod to the high school setting of Carrie, while flowy fabrics drew inspired from the free-spirited era. Modern touches included peplum tops and blazers, button-down blouses, a three-tiered gown, and floral dresses. Polka dots and stripes, as well abstract prints, lent a playful air, while leather pieces roughened things up at the end. To dress their feet, all the models strutted in custom black-and-white wedges from Kork-Ease.
Emerson Spring 2013