New York Fashion Week: Erin Barr S/S 2013
Thursday, September 13, 2012 — On day three of NY Fashion Week, Erin Barr debuted her Spring/Summer 2013 collection. It took place in a studio on the west side, but this was not your ordinary fashion show. Erin Barr staged her show as a presentation where models were mingling with each other in a retro 60s style living room. There was fun, retro furniture, vintage books, and even a record player surrounded by old albums. But, don’t be fooled by the 60s setting, the clothes were anything but dated. The cuts, silhouettes, and patterns of each piece were modern and sophisticated. The red, grey, black, and white color palette was fierce and glamorous. I was loving the cutouts. There were so many incredible piece, but my favorite piece was the red ankle length dress with intricate straps and a center cutout.
The clothes were beautiful, but so were the models. Each model was done up in a way that was reminiscent of the 60s. Many of the model’s hair were done up in a low chignon with a side part and curls on one side. Simple and classy. The makeup was minimal with a pop of red for the lips. The models were not wearing any jewelry, but they did have on some killer heels and 60s inspired sunnies. Most of the heels were a solid red, white, or a black and white t-strap stiletto.
Overall, Erin Barr nailed it. The colors, cut, and patterns were stylish, trendy, and, most of all, sophisticated. The best way to describe this presentation in just a few words is a retro vibe with modern structure.
Written By MaryElizabeth Styka: Mary is currently enrolled at LIM College where she studies Marketing. Her love of fashion developed when she was quite young. She could be found altering and creating new outfits from old dance costumes and her mother’s old dresses. She loves to read, blog, and scour magazines. She hopes to one day work in fashion advertising. For more fashion musings, follow her at TheLittleRamblings.blogspot.com.