Cynthia Rowley’s spring 2011 collection was all about clean shapes and colors. What was a wonderful surprise the bold giant hole punched look, that graced both dresses and skirts. Yes, some might say it looked like Swiss cheese, but I thought it was a way to show a bit of skin, be bold yet tasteful, as the holes were toward he bottom of the skirts showing just, a peek of skin. I, along with others found her choice of candy-dot buttons an interesting choice. They were all over the dresses and skirts and while they didn’t look particularly comfortable if you were to sit, but I was assured by the models that they were.
What I think Cynthia is saying is “Ladies, it’s time to grow up, but don’t worry, we can still have fun. “ The look of her collection is sexy, but not in-your-face sexy. There is a true grown up appeal. The colors were fresh, clean and yet some of the sheer tops will bring a new level of intimate underpinning to the market. After all, it’s barely there that is key, not in your face.
Color Trends: Pollen, Iris, Thistle, Blush, Ivory, Strawberry, Laki, Graphite, Milk Glass, Black, Smokescreen, And Honeycomb
Fabric Trends: Perforated, Silk, Mille-Feuille, Leather, Plaid
Style Trends: Invisible Striped Sweater, Perforated Hem, Rose Colored Glasses, Cuffed Sweater, Halter Dress/Shirt