As a former dancer at Joffrey Ballet School, Frederick Anderson’s collection entitled “The Swans” depicts the evolution between the dancing swans of his past and the fashionable ones of today.
The Upper Easy Side mansion where the show was held was the perfect location to showcase this collection, built in the early 1900s with an ambiance reminiscent of the gilded age. The models walked through runways in rooms of the exquisite library and chapel room and everywhere in between. Many of the ethereal garments certainly had a place, with elegant draping techniques on fabrics, on lace, chiffon, tulle, and crepe as well as surreal tailoring in tweed.
Of course his signature sheer pieces were presented with looks like his little sexy sequins and embroidered sequined lace numbers and of course tying in his crochet masterpieces. As always, models with Fredericks designs can bare it all and still look tasteful. His pop of color this season was a vibrant chartreuse, a definite favorite foreshadowing next Spring and Summer, however he definitely provided edge with his black motif. Throughout the story one common element was the sweet bow accent he incorporated throughout.
To close out the show, Frederick displayed a series of white and feathered looks to further celebrate the Swan concept in a more outright way.
From the story to the silhouettes, Frederick Andersons show was sensational.