Aug 03, 2018 | By Nicole McLennan
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New York: Revisiting the active influences, whimsical prints and dreamy colors of recent seasons, designer Cynthia Rowley moved looks forward for S/S 12 by adding gold materials and fancy details. Structure was emphasized by contrast overlock stitching, and square perforations added interest to basic tee silhouettes. Accessories were consistently sporty-femme, while beauty looks felt mildly masculine. –Whitney Kessler
Silhouette: Fit and flare / Drop-waisted
Color: Icy white / Moss / Violet / Lavender / Sky blue / Marigold / Plum / Gold / Fiery red / Black
Key Items: Full-skirted frock / Lattice tee / Sparkly sweater / Piped blazer / Cropped skinny pant / Silk sheath / Peplum top / Bonded legging
Materials: Silk / Leather / Neoprene / Sparkly sweater knits
Prints + Patterns: Romantic florals / Zigzags / Whimsical layered prints
Details + Trim: Piping / Bubbled hems / Pieced constructions / Raglan sleeves / Latticework / Contrast overlock stitching / Elaborate gold appliqués / Epaulets / Gold cube buttons / V-necks
Accessories + Footwear: Gold cage-cut Mary Janes / Clasp handbags / Tooled leather belts / Sporty shades / Soccer ball satchels / Bow chokers / Simple heeled sandals
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