Someone needed to tell the fashion intelligentsia that missed Ann Yee’s New York debut that this is a designer that’s going to be here for a good long while. There’s no reservations when making a statement like that because Yee displayed a familiarity with form that you rarely see especially for a full on debut. Her collection, entitled Resurgence was something of a statement for her hometown, Detroit, but it speaks more to the line. Buffeted by a background of shapes, colors and photographs that speak specifically of Detroit, Yee wowed the audience with an installation show that featured separates, metallic colors on lightweight signature knits and a colorblock print separate. This collection gives reason to attend fashion week apart from the normalcy of the big names. Continuing in this direction and Yee may end up being a part of those names.
Across town, Erin Fetherston displayed mastery all on her own again with a feminine Spring 2014 collection. Her affinity for floor length dresses and floral touches with strict attention to the feminine form belied the reasons why the celebrity set are all a twitter about her collection. You name them, she’s dressed them. The hems on the dresses wispy and light and that accentuated the effortless motion of the pieces. She paid extensive attention to detail this season when it came to the embroidery using floral patterns that up close you could see the meticulous crafting. Fetherston is in the running for one of the wholly complete collections for the season.