Erin by Erin Fetherston Spring 2013
For Spring 2013, Erin Fetherston said she was inspired by a photograph of Brigitte Bardot lounging in canary yellow ostrich feathers. "I loved seeing her as a little French songbird — wild and sultry, with an air of unfussed glamour. I wanted to capture that spirit in my collection this season," she said. Accordingly, the designer tasked her models with playing ping-pong and languishing on patio furniture on a balcony at New York's Standard hotel and employed her own songbird — singer Alexandra McDermott — for entertainment. Many short dresses and full gowns faded from neon yellow or neon orange to white. One sweet sleeveless dress was kissed with a lipstick print, while other garments in blush tones and black-and-white were accented with ostrich feathers, paillettes, and a beaded zebra-print pattern. For an extra measure of "femininity with an edge," Fetherston ended the collection with several pieces in a cheetah print that incorporates the big cat's face.