Erin Barr S/S 2013

Written By Fashion360Magazine on Tuesday, 9 October 2012 | 00:11

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By: Bronson Johnson
Erin Barr has definitely had her hands in the fashion industry for some time. This Wisconsin native began her career as a hair and make-up artist but decided that her true passion was fashion. A graduate of Parson’s and former intern of Alexander Wang, Erin definitely made a name for herself in the fashion world. When asked how she describes herself, she states that she is a strong, confident, independent and somewhat of a tomboy.
Erin Barr’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection, held at Drive-In Studios in New York City, is a mix of vintage with a twist of modern fashion, or as she describes it “Frank Stella meets Marilyn Monroe”. The show was not a regular runway show, When you walk in the room, a mock living room is set up with Art Deco furniture that you find in the homes back in the 50’s and 60’s. There was even an old vinyl album player that the girls used occasionally as a prop during the show. It was clear her approach this line was the minimalist feel of Frank and the sexy demeanor that Marilyn Monroe embraced. I was amazed by some of the striking prints, geometrical and asymmetrical shapes on some of the pieces. My favorite pieces were the “Dinara’ which was a Red Marilyn cutout dress with slits. Very form fitting to the body as Ms. Monroe would wear it back in her time. The “Grace” a horizon embroidered top and skirt. As well as the “Kamila” a Broadway Red Block-front/open back dress.
Erin Barr really has a genuine vision and really knows her targeted audience. She uses the skills she learned from her past and combined them with an artistic, historical knowledge of the arts and pop culture. When you stepped into the room to view the line, the vision was instantly clear. Erin Barr is definitely here to stay.


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