Who: Jackie Fraser-Swan
What: Tailored tops, dresses, and outerwear in a dark, moody color palette of blacks, plums, and grays. Emerson flawlessly marries feminine and masculine influences for a grown-up punk rocker vibe.
Why: The Boston-based designer has only shown twice at New York Fashion Week since starting Emerson in 2011, but it's clear that there are many more shows to come. Fraser-Swan's dark, romantic collections have already built a following amongst starlets like Shenae Grimes, and Emerson's Fall 2012 campaign got a jolt of star power thanks to fashion darling and DJ Leigh Lezark. We have high hopes for this edgy line, and can't wait to see what Spring '13 brings.