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.)
Here are the photos I snapped from the second row (yes- was a lucky gal to be so close!):
Photos courtesy of New York Magazine and Elle