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New York…Cynthia Rowley

With a conscious decision to use the recession to her advantage, Rowley utilized innovation to push her F/W 09 collection forward. “This is a time when you have to be more inventive and resourceful,” she said before her show. “Potent creativity springs from instability.” Easily integrating into existing wardrobes, accessories were a major focus of the presentation. Crystal-embellished hosiery were a part of every look that came down the runway while supple leather slouchy boots looked new along with metallic heels. Optimism carried over in to a stand-out carved onyx “wishbone” necklace. A one-of-a-kind feel came across with a patchwork of Liberty prints on skirts and belts. By and large, silk was Rowley’s fabric of choice for dresses and skirts.

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  • Isabella

    I love how Cynthia backed up her statement about being more inventive and creative in times of economic strife; with this collection. Her creativity came through with the use of interesting fabrications, bold leggings, and in your face color schemes. She was not afraid to play with fabric; making it ruffle here, and lay delicately there. Best of all, I feel that this collection can fit the needs and wants of more women than just her typical customer. It is fun and playful, and in times like this, we may just need that kind of spirit!

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