Overalls are not usually an article of clothing associated with sophistication and femininity. They also don’t come to mind when thinking of upcoming styles or trends for New York Fashion Week. Erin Fetherston incorporated overalls with her own signature style, showcased at her SS16 Show. The collection featured more traditional looks, which are more elegant, polished, and girly, what the Fetherston girl is known to be. She introduced a few surprises, such as sheer fabrics and lace details. However, the use of denim culottes and overalls was the most unexpected.
For the most part, I thought the show was an overall success. Fetherston describes the collection as having a “mood of Arcadian reverie”. She succeeded in emulating the usual qualities of her work, while adding an edgy twist to it, such as the conservative, yet seductive chiffon dresses. The palette of colors used this year was very refined, matching earthy pastels with Victorian whites, with blue being the most dominant color.
Another success was Rodebjer SS16 collection. Paper Fans, imprinted with the Rodebjer brand, were handed out to each guest. It could have been Chanel, I would still complain over the broken air-conditioner. The collection featured a similar ambiance to Fetherston’s, though more bold and eccentric. Rodebjer included serene dresses and robe-like garments, while the colors ranged from earthy hues to dark blues and geometric prints. Wooden platforms further emphasized the earthy aspect to the collection. Her designs embody Carry from Sex and the City, sophisticated, yet fabulous. Or that is what someone who watches Sex and the City would say, which I don’t. (Because I am a man, a strong and masculine man, just like Big when he forgave Carrie for kissing another man in Mexico.)