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Emerson By Jackie Fraser-Swan Spring 2014 Collection

The words from Jackie Fraser-Swan’s distant cousin Ralph Waldo Emerson rang loudly during her fifth return to the tents during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.: Non-Conformity, Positivity and Self-Reliance. We would have to wholeheartedly agree. The “Emerson by JFS” girl is not afraid to be herself or stand out in a crowd, she is intelligent and can think for herself.  She is a leader, not a follower. She’s the girl we all want to be.

Jackie Fraser Swan with her daughters Audrey and Lucy  ( Photo Credit: BFA)

Jackie Fraser Swan with her daughters Audrey and Lucy (Photo Credit: BFA)

True to the signature aesthetic of the Emerson collection, Fraser-Swan mixes punk elements with the contrast of elegant femininity, the ultimate clash of two worlds. As she describes, “I often feel like I am caught in the middle of these two worlds…I work in the fashion industry, I adore Chanel and I am a suburban mom of four – but I also love getting tattoos and going to punk shows whenever I can! I have been in love with punk/hardcore music since I was 15 years old, and that music has had a major impact on who I am and what I stand for. My entire  team went gaga for Emerson’s stunning finale dress [photo below],  and the core message of empowerment that resonated in every garment that graced  the runway. Here are some of our favorite pieces from the Spring 2014 Collection.

Emerson by JFS SS14 (Photo Credit: WWD)

Emerson by JFS SS14 (Photo Credit: WWD)

INSPIRATION: “Punk rock kids crashed a private garden on the Upper East Side where the Ramones were playing a secret show .” Sounds like a party we all want to attend. Right?

FIRST THOUGHTS: This is the collection of my dreams

COLOR PALLET: Black, white, purple, fuchsia, sky blue, greens and yellow

TRENDS: Side zippers Moto jacket, three-tier skirt, straight leg pant with contrast side panels, a bomber jacket and gorgeous full-length gowns.

FAVORITES: The gorgeous pleated gown with a fuchsia satin face organza combo, laser-cut leather and hand painted pieces were huge hits.

OVERALL: A fantastic, distinguish, wearable and sellable collection… Bravo!

Emerson by JFS SS14 Collection for MBFW ( Photo Credit: George Chinsee for WWD)

Emerson by JFS SS14 Collection for MBFW (Photo Credit: George Chinsee for WWD)

Emerson by JFS SS14 Collection MBFW ( Photo Credit: George Chinsee for WWD)

Emerson by JFS SS14 Collection MBFW (Photo Credit: George Chinsee for WWD)

Emerson by JSF SS14 MBFW ( Photo Credit: George Chinsee for WWD)

Emerson by JSF SS14 MBFW (Photo Credit: George Chinsee for WWD)

Emerson by JS SS14 MBFW ( Photo Credit: George Chinsee For WWD)

Emerson by JS SS14 MBFW (Photo Credit: George Chinsee For WWD)

Emerson by JS ( Photo Credit: George Chinsee for WWD)

Emerson by JS (Photo Credit: George Chinsee for WWD)

Emerson by JS SS14 Collection for MBFW ( Photo Credit: WWD by George Chinsee)

Emerson by JS SS14 Collection for MBFW (Photo Credit: WWD by George Chinsee)

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