NYFW – Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan A/W 2014 collection
Emerson’s autumn/winter 2014 runway show on Friday, 7th February, beautifully expressed Jackie Fraser-Swan’s vision of non-conformity, positivity and assertive self-reliance; a vision that the Boston-based designer has been shaping and pursuing since the beginning of her brand in 2010.
As loud music blasted through the space, models stepped with confidence and assertiveness on a maze-like runway, zig-zagging through a crowd filled with anticipation and excitement, showing a great variety of garments, fabrics and contrasting textures.
Flowing dresses with beautiful counterpoints of textures and sheer elements clashed with the chosen footwear: the heavy, masculine, and edgy Dr. Martens. This clash created unique looks that are meant for the “powerful and free-spirited modern woman” who, as the designer explains is intelligent, independent and most of all “not afraid to be herself or stand out in a crowd”.
At the end of the show Jackie Fraser-Swan came out from backstage and received great appreciation from the crowd and a warm embrace from her husband and their four young daughters with whom, holding hands, she walked, skipped and danced along the runway.
Carolina Flaminia Perrone
To know more about the brand Emerson and see JFS’s past collections, visit here.