Remember the sugary sweet designer who put her goodies in Target a few seasons back? She's still here (and so are the bows), but with focus on Nutcracker tin soldiers and a leaning towards the structural, Erin Fetherston is showing a different side of her aesthetic.
It started with this look - pretty telling for the rest of what was to come. Many of Fetherston's pieces were jackets, whether peplum or prim and proper, paired with statement skirts and graphic tights. And check the headwear.
That's not to say the designer was all about big and bold. She went gothic but ladylike with a lace blouse, those ever popular peg legs and elbow-high, sheer gloves; and an asymmetrical, button-up swing coat. I love the ankle straps on those shoes.
Fetherston didn't obliterate her roots, though: With a quick turn to the pastel and white-tighted, she showed A-line skirts buffed up with plenty of netting, and perhaps my favourite dress of the collection, a Sugarplum Fairy-worthy asymmetric number of chiffon and silk. What prima ballerina wouldn't want to twirl in her toeshoes in this? Sweet, but with a bit more substance, Fetherston shows once and for all that she has lasting potential.