Emerson Spring/Summer 2013

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?

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  1. That’s so awesome that you got to attend the Emerson show! And I agree, this collection is BEAUTIFUL. I especially love all of the patterns and the long red dress on the bottom.

    Posted 9.14.12 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      That long red dress- I think I actually sighed out loud when she walked on to the runway! :)

      Posted 9.17.12 Reply
  2. Catie wrote:

    Very eclectic! Bottom center is my favorite. :)


    Posted 9.14.12 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Yes, that dress was a huge with me too! :)

      Posted 9.17.12 Reply
  3. Give me that red gown.

    Posted 9.14.12 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Haha, the red gown is totally winning right now- it’s everyone’s favorite!

      Posted 9.17.12 Reply
  4. Jenmarie wrote:

    How exciting that you got to experience the show! I love all the black and white, it was everywhere on the runway.

    Posted 9.14.12 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      I’d never tried to request standing room before and I was so thrilled when they let me in! :)

      Posted 9.17.12 Reply
  5. The confetti at the end was superb, no?? Loved meeting you and Alex at NYFW!

    Posted 9.14.12 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      It was- such a fun and thrilling surprise! I’m so happy we finally met- you’re sweetest :)

      Posted 9.17.12 Reply
  6. xxM wrote:

    very cool!
    we need to MEET since you’re in nyc and so am i!
    how about that?!
    looks like you were SO VIP at NYFW! You GO girl! xo


    Posted 9.15.12 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      I completely agree- we have to meet up soon! Let me know when you’re available and we can figure something out!

      Haha, me VIP- no way! Just happy I got to experience fashion week :)

      Posted 9.17.12 Reply
  7. OMG I loved this show. But I did have an awesome assigned seat. I can see myself in your video!

    Posted 9.16.12 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Yeah, this show is pretty great! I kind of wanted to watch it again- do you know if there’s a video somewhere?

      Posted 9.17.12 Reply