Classic 1970’s horror films like “The Amityville Horror” served as the inspiration for Boston-based designer Jackie Fraser-Swan’s Emerson line.
This theme was immediately evident with the first look, a varsity style letterman jacket adorned with a giant E on the front left side. Next, a floor-length gown with a print that resembled splattered blood hearkened back to Stephen King’s classic film “Carrie.”
Black and white stripes, polka dots, splashes of metallic blue, bright red, and abstract prints were all a part of Emerson’s repertoire this season. I was especially fond of her prints. Favorite looks included a soft cocktail length dress in a print that resembled flames, a cobalt blue belted evening gown with cap sleeves and a neckline plunging to the waist, and the last look of the show, a multi-colored print skirt with an uneven hem and a black leather bodice.
The Beastie Boys anthem “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)” ushered in the show’s finale, and an explosion of blood-red confetti burst onto the runway from above as the models took to the catwalk for their final strut. PR legend Kelly Cutrone, of People’s Revolution, nodded her head to the beat and sported a pleased look as Fraser-Swan ducked out from backstage to give a final wave to the roaring crowd.
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