Fashion Week is Coming! So Emerson Designer Jackie Fraser-Swan is Heading Outta Dodge and This is What She’s Packing

The month is a quarter way through, which means New York Fashion Week (a.k.a. the words that shall not be mentioned until at least August 15) is coming up. Jackie Fraser-Swan, designer of edgy indie-cool label Emerson is counting down the days. The Boston-based label—which was named after Jackie’s great-great-great grandfather Ralph Waldo Emerson, whom you may have heard of—always shows in the grand celeb-filled tents at Lincoln Center. So the pressure is looming, but Jackie’s mind is on her upcoming getaway and what on her packing list.


Where is Jackie headed before the NYFW frenzy starts?

“My husband and I are going to Martha’s Vineyard this summer. I’m very busy working on my Spring/Summer 2014 collection right now for NYFW, so we are really looking forward to a weekend getaway. We plan on riding bikes around the Vineyard during the day, and then sitting on the beach later once the sun has gone down. Martha’s Vineyard is such a beautiful place to relax and spend some quality time with my husband before Fashion Week.”

What Jackie is bringing:

“For day time I’ll bring Emerson by JFS tees and shorts, Chanel sandals, tote bag, and sunglasses. I’ll also pack an Emerson by JFS summer dress and my Emerson x Kork-Ease Sandals [the Fall 2013 exclusive runway collaboration] for dinner dates, and my varsity jacket in case it gets chilly.

Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan sleeveless silk rope print dress with collar, $374; pleated cami dress, $395 and varsity Jacket, $625, available by special order at or 857-753-4525.

Shop out some Jackie Fraser-Swan inspired vacation pieces here:

Clockwise from bottom left: Kork-Ease Ava wedge sandal, $140,;
Kensie peter pan collar dress, $27,; Members Only varsity jacket, $55,; Marc by Marc Jacobs polarized sunglasses, $130,; ASOS bag with front flap quilting, $60,


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