Erin Fetherston

Maisie

Once upon a time there was a beautiful girl, who liked watching the sun set over the river. Fetherston’s inspiration came, she said, “From rollerblading home along the Hudson. I read that the colors of the sunset are intensified when there is a lot of pollution in the air, so that’s not good,” but the yellows, corals, peaches and pinks she saw made for a light, lovely palette for this collection.

A bluish-white print looked like cirrus clouds in the sky, while the opalescent cascade of sequins on wide-legged pants or a bandeau bra loaned a Nereid’s air  to the ensembles which often featured easy off-the-shoulder tanks and flared, high-waisted pants. There were hints of Doris Day, in a prim and prude dressing gown of lemony jacquard jacket and matching boudoir shorts, as well as Jerry Hall in her Studio54 days.

Easy separates like sexily sheer tanks and overall shorts in pastel chiffons were perfect for city girls with their feet on the ground, while the gossamer gowns were cupcake confections, carrying the models away on clouds of organza.

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