Designer Jackie Fraser-Swan’s Emerson collection portrays the perfect combination of rock meets romance that is her brand’s signature, this season adding in a hint of contrasting darkness mixed with soft blush pastels.
As Jackie explains, “For Fall/Winter 2014, I was inspired by strong women who are breaking the mold; shattering the idea that women are supposed to dress or act a certain way. I’m not into the whole “princess” ideal at all; I want young women to just be themselves without worrying about what others think. I also loved the TV show American Horror Story: Coven, and you can see a bit of a witchy vibe reflected in the collection.”
Custom prints include: Spectral Duchess Satin, inspired by a glass ceiling (Black, White, Navy); Emerson Plaid Silk Twill (Black, White, Lavender).
Novelty Fabrics include: Shattered Glass Silver Lace, Black Sequins, Chain Knit; Chiffons in Black, Lavender and Mauve; Specialty Chiffons in Black Window Pane Chiffon, Champagne/Silver Dot Chiffon, Black/Champagne Dot Chiffon; Knits in Blush Pink Knit in Navy Blue, Ash Grey, and Black Textured Stripe Knit; Leather in Black Lambskin, Navy Blue Suede, Grid Wool in Black & Cream.
Stand-out Pieces include: Coven Black Sequin Legging w/Chiffon Cutouts; Custom Cut Shattered Black Sequin Appliqué on Knit Tops, Leggings, and Dresses; Grid Wool Cape Coat with Leather piping; Navy Blue Knit w/ Custom Cut Navy Knit Strip Detail on Tops, Dresses, Cardigans, Skirts, (Also in Blush Pink Knit); Shattered Glass Silver Lace Cut-out Gown; Coven Black Sequin Gown w/Custom Sequin Stripe with Side Cutouts and Godets; Specialty Chiffon Combo Doctrine Dress, Skirt, and Top; Emerson Plaid Draped Sequin Strap Dress; Spectral Print/Navy Blue Knit Combo Gown.