NEW YORK, Sep 10, 2011/ — Relatively a new name at the New York Fashion scene, Jackie Fraser-Swan, designing under the label Emerson garnered new fans with her Spring 2012 collection unveiled today at the Lincoln Center.

Inspired by lightness and darkness, Emerson paid homage to the 1970s and 1980s with her predominately black, white, beige and gray collection that featured sophisticated tie-dyed prints. Bursts of white on black or vice-versa gives the look a head turner.

Standouts include a sculpted skirt done in trellis cage overlaid on a tulip skirt. Though not necessarily an homage to Alexander McQueen, Emerson’s use of very recognizable McQueen elements gave the collection a very modern edge.

[MARI DAVIS]

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