Runway Report: Erin Barr Spring 2013
By Liz Black, September 15th, 2012
Looking like a pool of oh-so-chic modern day Mad Men-esq secretaries, the models at the Erin Barr show sat, lounged, posed and played a friendly game of fashion tag. While the playful game kept the presentation moving, the real interest were the graphically-printed, impeccably tailored, feminine clothes.
Inspired by artist Frank Stella and actress Marilyn Monroe, Barr’s third eponymous collection imagines a fictional collaboration between the two iconic personalities. Juxtaposing the hardness of man with the softness of woman, Barr combines Stella’s hard graphic stripe prints from the 1950’s with the essence of Monroe’s womanliness and delicacy; leading to a collection filled with structured tailored fabrics cut into feminine shapes.