Erin Fetherston - 2007
A native of San Francisco's Bay Area, Erin Fetherston moved to Paris and created her eponymous couture label, debuting her collection of feminine and whimsical clothing in January 2005. After showing two consecutive haute couture collections, Fetherston ventured into ready-to-wear. Her Fall 2006 collection garnered rave reviews and caught the attention of film director Ellen von Unwerth. Fetherston later collaborated with Unwerth and actress Kirsten Dunst to create the short film "Wendybird."
Since winning her Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award, Fetherston has been nominated for a Council of Fashion Designers of America Swarovski Award for Womenswear, and has launched a limited edition collection at Target as part of the mass retailer's "Go International" program.
Notes from the Runway: New York Fashion Week, February 2007
Erin Fetherston's Fall 2007 collection mesmerized the crowds with a magical production under New York's famed Bryant Park tents during Fashion Week. The designer's best friend and loyal client, actress Zooey Deschanel, opened the show with the song "Dream a Little Dream." Soon, the first model appeared, decked out in a signature silver strapless mini-dress.
Fetherston's Fall 2007 collection featured sparkling fabrics and floating silhouettes. Her crowd pleasing ensembles ranged from a whimsical trapeze dress to moon inspired brocade coats. Her attention to detail was evident, with many looks incorporating hand beading and distinctive tailoring. Fetherston also showcased her 1920s-inspired line of footwear and accessories, ranging from glittering pumps to sequined swim-style caps.