Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Recap : Cynthia Rowley Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week

Away from the madness of the tents on 42nd in Manhattan, fashion enthusiasts crammed Gotham hall on September 11, 2009 to view Cynthia Rowley's Spring 2010 collection. Perhaps it was the champagne, but the show lacked any airs of pretension and guests chatted amicably while being ushered into their assigned areas.

Known for her whimsical designs and personality, it was no surprise that the show kicked off with eerie fairy tale music and a dramatic drop cloth being release from the ceiling to form a makeshift runway. According to Rowley her collection was based on the idea of something being both scary and pretty; of things moving out of focus and unraveling. This was evident in the frayed edges, blurred florals, slashed fabrics and almost deconstructed appearance of some pieces.

Definitely worth noting were the new line of sunglasses and shoes featured in the show; all harking back to the return of power dressing and femininity. The sunglasses had bold shapes and dark lenses, lending to the scary aspect of the show, while the shoes featured flirty bow detailing and peep toes.

Cynthia Rowley was a great show with great pieces but not necessarily anything extremely daring. This line is excellent for feminine pieces with a bit of a rough edge.

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