Fashion Week Spring 2011: Cynthia Rowley

September 13, 2010

Cynthia Rowley continue to become a bigger and bigger designer and her collection shown in New York on Saturday for Fashion Week was another proof point as to why that’s the case.

Cynthia’s Spring 2011 collection was full of punch and color and I absolutely loved it. Exaggerated perforations and large enamel dots took center stage and became a playful and innovative take on polka dots. All the details were spectacular and featured hand painted leather, enameled bar necklaces, large barrettes (that were super cute and I will totally wear come next Spring), leather that looked as smooth as butter and stripes in unexpected color combinations were also working it on the runway.

Overall I thought the collection was retro meets Gossip Girl and was fun and unexpected in terms of Spring 2011. Love you, CR.

Cynthia’s models had lips that took front and center when it came to the makeup looks and hair was swept back into low knotted buns (a look that was also seen in Nicole Miller‘s show.)

I love this celadon color. It’s so soft and girly.

Cynthia had printed leather bags join some of the models as they walked the runways that were in contrast to the floral shoes and the juxtaposition added to the quirky collection.

This dress brings the 50s into present day and I can see this being a frock for many celebs at more casual appearances.

Floral shoes with sheer socks were the Spring take on the shoes + socks trend we’ve been seeing this Fall.

How cute is this cape coat? I love the fabric its in.

This “mille-feuille” skirt was my favorite piece in the collection. This photo doesn’t do it justice, but seeing it up close was stunning and ultra-feminine. Just my style!

Some of Cynthia’s girls featured retro sunnies.

These “invisible” cardigans were delicate and effortlessly pretty.

I adore this skirt. Makes me want to twirl around. I can already see how pretty this will be in editorial spreads.

Here are the photos I snapped from the second row (yes- was a lucky gal to be so close!):

The barrettes mentioned above. I love them doubled up like this.

How great is this dress for having the perforations in the front and back?

Yet another contrasting print separates look.

Last Spring this look would have been belted, but I like the unexpected boxy styling of it with a statement bar necklace.

This sweater is too pretty.

Well heyyyy Rebecca Romijn and Alan Cummings!

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Photos courtesy of New York Magazine and Elle

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