Erin Fetherston Pre-Fall 2013 | Pictures

Erin Fetherston Pre-Fall 2013

Erin Fetherston Pre-Fall 2013 | Pictures

For Erin Fetherston, Pre-Fall dressing means making the most of the balmy days at the end of Summer. In her latest offering, a recent trip to Los Roques — a group of islands off the coast of Venezuela — informed the tropical color palette and the use of pattern. For example, one multicolored print depicting a stylized ecosystem of people, trees, homes, and butterflies got cut into a sleeveless shirt and a dress.

Of course, shoppers can always expect fun dresses from Fetherston, and this offering doesn't disappoint on that front. A sparkly, strapless pink-and-gold pleated number was eye-catching and fun, but some of the other evening pieces (one combined a black bodice with a gold-spangled skirt covered by a layer of organza) were a little more grown-up. The few separates, like a pair of slim trousers and a sleeveless black peplum top, preserved that sense of polish.

Photo: Thomas Kletecka courtesy of Erin Fetherston.