Monday, September 26, 2011

EMERSON S/S 2012..Light and Dark: powerful elegance.

Boston based designer Jackie Fraser-Swan takes Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week by storm, presenting a collection inspired by her interpretation of light and darkness while staying true to her 'powerful and free-spirited modern woman'. The designer explains her direction for the collection by stating, "Life can throw us a curve ball from time to time, and it's up to us to decide whether to go down the road to darkness or to focus on the light at the end of the tunnel."
Amazing dark silks and fabrics are juxtaposed along with light prints, all the while injected with hues of royal blue, purple, and silver. One of the most interesting piece was the black cocktail dress incased in a leather harness along the bust line and midsection (refer to picture above), I love the play on the contrast between the powerful and feminine. Throughout the collection I noticed the re-occuring theme of 'refined edginess' if at all possible, Emerson accomplished it well indeed! Finally, my favorite piece of the collection definitely has to be the one with the purple ostrich moto jacket with the spotted asymmetrical wrap skirt (look#13), I adore pieces that are both structured and fluid, a marriage of beautiful complement. Emerson S/S 2012 are pieces easily transitioned from runway to real life and on an economic stand point- GENIUS! For more information on EMERSON, visit their website at .

Favorite ensemble of the collection

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