The PRINTS! Oh the prints!
What a great collection. The Cynthia Rowley Spring 2012 collection shown at Mercede-Benz Fashion week is to swoon over!
To start off, this season’s fashion collection was much more feminine that last season’s geometric wonderment. Not only has the silhouettes changed dramatically but also the construction. It seems as though Rowley has adopted a construct from the inside out mantra and made turned her looks from somewhat fitted, to outfits that compliment and are overall fabulous.
The fabrics were rich and packed with diversity. From thick velvets to shimmering silks, the looks were breathtaking. It looked like Cynthia Rowley took a page out of the Dolce and Gabbana Men’s collection of last season and used the square cut-out mesh fabric on many different pieces from skirts, to sleeves, and complete tops and dresses. The colors of the mesh were usually black but occasionally bright orange, pink, and white.
Speaking of color, this collection took color to a new level. The base was most often black or white silk but the splashes of prints drizzled over-top were striking. The thick black velvet used to create some of the most regal looking dresses so far this season were overlaid with shining gold decals in the form of gilding that dominated the shoulders in one look and the complete body in another.
Cynthia Rowley has certainly raised the bar for Mercedes-Benz fashion week as well as the hemlines. Dresses, skirts, and shorts were all mid thigh or higher and certainly helped to promote the emerging trend of sexy high cut hemlines that hum with undertones of hypnotic feminine prowess.
As Miranda Priestly would say: “Perfect. Thank God somebody came to work today.”