Emerson Spring/Summer 2013

Emerson

Pictures above from NY Mag (click to view the full collection). Graphic by me.

Describe the collection in three words: schoolgirl chic, black-and-white, relaxed 

On my last day in the tents, I decided try to ask for standing room at the Emerson Spring/Summer 2013. It was my first time attempting to get into a show without an invitation, but luckily they decided to let us in! I was excited to see this collection from Boston designer Jackie Fraser-Swan and it did not disappoint.

One thing that I learned during my three days spent at the tents is that black-and-white is going to be a huge trend next spring.  There were several black-and-white looks in the Emerson collection and I was pretty much in love with every single one of them. The first look on the runway featured a letterman jacket emblazoned with a large letter ‘E,’ which I though was a really cute touch. This jacket also stood out because it had contrasting sleeves in a black-and-white pattern, putting a little twist on this trend.

A few other popular trends were apparent, such as peter-pan collars and high-low hemlines. The collection felt a bit like a schoolgirl who has grown up, with a special little twist to keep each look modern and fresh. Models wore their hair in one large chunky braid that started on the side, wrapped around the front, and ended in a coiled braided bun in the back. Their eye make-up was dark and smoky, and combined with the hair, gave the models just enough edge to keep the clothes from looking too young.

The music throughout the show was electric and the final walk-through began with a literal bang (I actually ducked down, and I think I wasn’t the only one!) as large red confetti rained down all over the runway. It was a really fun show to watch and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to see it live!

Finale picture taken by me

Take a look at this short video clip that I took during the show!

Emerson Spring/Summer 2013 from Nnenna on Vimeo.

Tell me: What do you think of the collection?