Emerson, February 7, 2014 NYFW Fall 2014 Lincoln CenterNoting on her press notes that for “For Fall/Winter 2014, [she] was inspired by strong women who are breaking the mold; shattering the idea that women are supposed to dress or act a certain way,” Emerson designer Jackie Fraser-Swan contemporary silhouettes for young adults and twenty-something.

Avoiding the current pop culture’s fascination with fairytales as seen in the popularity of “Once Upon a Time” on television and “Cinderella” on Broadway, Jackie chose an unlikely muse, the TV show American Horror Story: Coven, which she described as giving “bit of a witchy vibe reflected in the collection.”

Using custom prints and novelty fabrics that included Shattered Glass Silver Lace, Jackie Fraser-Swan sent out black sequin leggings paired that were paired with black sequin jackets.

Interestingly enough, sequin was used extensively as adornments, and thus giving the collection an eveningwear feel. But, there were only a few gowns that you can use to red carpet affairs. In fact, even the more formal gowns can easily be used for clubbing or a general night out of town.

Jackie Fraser-Swan more than just broke the mold on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Pavilion at Lincoln Center. She made the bad girl look good!

Photos by Randy Brooke, Courtesy of Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan