The Erin Barr Spring/Summer 2013 presentation is elegantly sophisticated, yet simultaneously edgy and bold. Seemingly classic silhouettes are updated with modern elements of design and flair.

Inspiration was taken from the late 1950s era when Marilyn Monroe was refining her style and “happened upon a fictional meeting with legendary art icon, Frank Stella.”

Other than the occasion shock of red, the color palette was neutrals of white, black, and gray. The majority of the pieces were solid, save for a few printed hazy stripes.

The collection uses a lot of “empty space”: geometric cut-outs at the sides and front, sheer fabrics in the mid-section, sleeves, and the hem, and criss-crossing necklines.

My favorite look is this mix of fabrications: leather (methinks?) top coupled with a skirt with the transparent hem. And those shoes! Swoon.


Photos via MAO PR