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Erin Fetherston debuts her holiday collection for Juicy Couture

November 18, 2010 | 11:41 am

Girly, whimsical and festive are all synonymous with Juicy Couture and designer Erin Fetherston, so it’s no surprise that Fetherston would be tapped to design a collection for the L.A.-based label. Her holiday collection debuted to an eager audience of Fetherston fans and fashion press on Wednesday night at the Juicy Couture boutique on Rodeo Drive.LRCamero_Donat_62515109_Max

Racks of velvet, velour and satin sat in the middle of the store for everyone to peruse and purchase. Fetherston stuck to holiday trademarks such as jewel tones, bow details and rhinestone flourishes, but still managed to make it all look very fresh. Paying homage to the brand’s roots, she created a jacket with a nipped waist and ruched sleeves and a draped bow-front skirt; both in a burnt orange velour -– quite a far cry from a sporty track suit, but it was nice that she incorporated the fabric that made the company famous. She also included an exact replica of the dress she wore to this year’s Met Ball –- a champagne-colored, stretch velour gown that will retail for just over $300 and is available in both a long and short version.

“I drew inspiration from the 1930s,” said Fetherston, who herself was wearing a black satin jumpsuit with a bow at the waist, also from the collection, which drew a strong contrast to her blunt, platinum blond haircut. “There was such beautiful draping with velvet during that period.”

The designer now splits her time between New York (where she still designs her eponymous collection) and Los Angeles. The Northern California native is certainly embracing the Southern California lifestyle, having taken up residence in Los Feliz and taking full advantage of all L.A has to offer. “I have a heated salt water pool that I swim in every single day,” she said “I don’t understand people who live in L.A who say they have a pool but don’t use it!”

Fetherston’s holiday collection for Juicy Couture is available at the Juicy Couture boutique on Rodeo Drive.

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Photos: Top: Erin Fetherston and Whitney Port, Middle: Cameron Silver, Erin Fetherston and Angelique Soave

Credit: Donato Sardella, WireImage