Katie Ermilio Spring 2012: Pretty Party

There is something about Katie Ermilio's clothes that we can't help but love. They're somehow the perfect balance of minimalism, glamour, girlyness and sophistication. Last night, in a gallery space on Central Park West, she showed an ultra-feminine spring collection of perfectly tailored cocktail attire, which she gave us a little preview of on her Fashionista Mad Libs a couple days ago. The colors were lovely and made the clothes pop that much more. A pair of mint green trousers instantly caught my eye as I walked in, as did an insanely chic pastel pink ankle-length pencil dress with a dramatic bow at the bottom. There were many cool little details like that--especially on the backs of dresses, an area that not all designers pay attention to.
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There is something about Katie Ermilio's clothes that we can't help but love. They're somehow the perfect balance of minimalism, glamour, girlyness and sophistication. Last night, in a gallery space on Central Park West, she showed an ultra-feminine spring collection of perfectly tailored cocktail attire, which she gave us a little preview of on her Fashionista Mad Libs a couple days ago.

The colors were lovely and made the clothes pop that much more. A pair of mint green trousers instantly caught my eye as I walked in, as did an insanely chic pastel pink ankle-length pencil dress with a dramatic bow at the bottom. There were many cool little details like that--especially on the backs of dresses, an area that not all designers pay attention to.

We also loved the jewelry--a collaboration with Frieda & Nellie (who have partnered with J.Crew). The colorful, one-of-a-kind friendship bracelets and statement necklaces wouldn't be the obvious choice to pair with Katie's elegant wares, but it actually worked really well and gave the looks a cooler and more personal feel.

Katie was wearing a super cute shorts suit in the aforementioned pastel pink color and while the presentation had an uptown feel, she looked perfectly appropriate when we saw her later that night at a downtown party--with a pair of Valentino flats, of course. Click through for pics of the chic, yet versatile collection.

**All photos by T.K. Stuart-Deely