Summary: For her collaborative collection with artist Ryan Mcnamara, Cynthia Rowley delved deeper into her already adept faculties of fabric, pattern and shape. The theme of the show centered on a sort of assembly line of fashion. The idea was cleverly displayed in everything from the runway, which resembled a sawdust covered factory floor, to models in flesh-covered underwear periodically crossing the runway before a look came out to create the illusion that the models were being dressed instantly, or, churned out.
The clothes themselves did seem to adopt a certain artfulness for Rowley in that they didn't quite possess her signature sense of polish. Silhouettes were a bit more risky, like over-sized coats, bulky sack dresses and voluminous jumpsuits. But the boldness in fabrics seemed a huge payoff as looks were constructed from an aesthetically pleasing combo of velvet, crepe, silk georgette and twinkling paillettes (Cynthia love her sparkle!) I particularly enjoyed the styling of the show and thought each ensemble really featured a head to toe look. And while parts of the collection may not have been as wearable as we're used to, (aforementioned sack dresses, who would look good in that?) the fun and playful nature in the pieces, from the lemon-colored accents to the crisp Cubist pattern, was undeniably the Cynthia we know and love.
Color Palette: taupe, bone, gold, black, mud, lemon, maize, bronze, mustard, salmon, automotive gray, white, midnight, glasphalt, pumpkin, stardust, mirage, burnt sienna, turquoise, pale blue, emerald green, dark gray, tobacco, red, multicolored, heavy cream, prism bleed print, cubist print, navy, olive, orientalist print, kelly green, chocolate brown, deep blue, steel gray hot pink, ink blue, deep emerald, silvered, dark blue, mauve, teal, green, metallic
Fabrics and Textures: faux fur, silk charmeuse, mother-of-pearl, leather, velveteen, matte jersey, hair-calf, silk satin-faced chiffon, charmeuse, intarsia, crepe, silk crepe, wool twill, silk georgette, silk organza, paillette, fur, velvet, patent leather, quilted, damask, pony hair, organdy
Key Looks: Sheared taupe faux fur overcoat with angular seaming, pumpkin silk crepe dancing dress, taupe faux wrap pieced Cubist skirt of optical planes, kelly green and chocolate brown checkerboard printed silk georgette dress with black velvet pocket edging, deep emerald silk crepe walking dress with paillette 'staining' at neck, dark blue, mauve and teal aged velvet dress with radiating reveal panels
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