Cynthia Rowley



New York: Beautifully eroding textures of moth-eaten velvets and shaved velveteen met the disco decadence of sparkle sweaters, billowing peasant dresses and silky kimono tops in a collection Cynthia Rowley described as “fragile luxury.” Quirky movie icons like Margot Tenenbaum and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character in Secretary served as the template for such perverse twists on ladylike dressing as pencil skirts with thigh-high slits and pant suits cut a tad bit too short.

Color: Goldenrod yellow / Chartreuse / Yves Klein blue / Emerald

Key Items: Peasant dress / Chanel jacket / Narrow wrap skirt / Sparkle sweater / Turtleneck / Disco dress / Teddy bear coat / Kimono tunic

Print + Pattern: Cubist geos / Chevrons

Materials: Shaved velvet / Chinese satin brocade / Leather / Chiffon / Lamé / Crinkled patent leather / Silk jersey

Details + Trim: High slits / Square pockets / Sequins

Accessories + Footwear: Sheer opera gloves / Skinny fur stole / Boxy cat eye sunglasses / Lucite hair ornaments / Pointy ankle strap pumps

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