The reflective gold runway had spikes jutting out of the entrance shined brightly while another shining flash bulb was doing something entirely different for the show. A photographer caused some (very humorous) drama when he delayed the start of the Cynthia Rowley Spring/Summer 2012 show. The crowd started booing the disrupter but then promptly burst into clapping after he was taken away from security. After the “opening act,” the models went out on the runway in 50s silhouettes, graphic and modern florals prints, and ornate embellishment.
KEY LOOKS AND STYLES
→ Voluminous skirts ruled with an A-line poofy silhouette reminiscent of the 50s. The difference was in its above the knee hemline.
→ Intricate florals in a distorted print created a unique and stylish look that was a graphic hybrid of Christopher Kane, Erdem, Alexander McQueen and Missoni.
→ Geometric lines worked around prints and solids through thin piping on dresses.
→ Golden appliques were on many dresses that walked; they tied the fashion and the runway together and gave the collection a luxe-maximalist look.
→ Movement was very important, all the dresses flowed beautifully when walking
→ Cut-out backs and latticework gave airiness a more graphic feel
→ Reflective gold shoes matched the runway. They looked amazing with the more neutral dresses. A Spring evening must have!
CYNTHIA ROWLEY SPRING/SUMMER 2012
The dark-browed models were dressed in golden finery like Egyptian pharaohs and armored with piped lines like Byzantine Medieval artwork. The mixture of opulent details, feminine silhouettes and modern sportswear gave the whole collection a covetable look for Spring 2012 evening and formal events.
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Runway photos from Style.com
Distant runway photos by Iris