Cynthia Rowley is one of my fav designers - ever. I was beyond excited to get to attend her show this past Saturday morning, and it was one of the best I saw during the five days I was in NY. I just love how geometric her pieces are - and all of the circles and dots in the S/S 2011 collection made me squeal - so cute! Most of the shows left hair to be undesirable, but I couldn't get over the large barrettes used here. What a cool way to balance all of the shapes - a few circles here, a few rectangles there. There was an embossed dot dress I fell head over heels for, and I went absolutely bananas over these sharpened graphite trousers (with dots!) and shell.
The backdrops for the show were gorgeous as well, borrowed from two NYC Ballet productions at Lincoln Center - "Romeo + Juliet" and "Swan Lake." Hair was by Bok-hee for the Antonio Prieto Salon (hair color by Aura Friedman for Wella Professionals), and make-up by Val Garland and the MAC Pro team.
P.S. Rebecca Romijn was spotted front row, and I caught this shot of her. She mentioned she is good friends with Ms. Rowley.
After the show, I had the chance to attend Cynthia's BAND-AID luncheon at the Cooper-Hewitt museum on the Upper West Side. What a gorgeous place (and the food was excellent)! I love the UWS especially because of all of the trees. In case you didn't know, Cynthia has recently designed her own "collection" of BAND-AIDs ($10 per tin; 20 sizes; 14 designs), and they are beyond cute. What a great idea, no? $1 from each sale goes to Design Ignites Change, which encourages students to get involved in their design and architecture programs.
My fav by far is the sequin pattern. In fact, during Fashion Week, I slapped one on my arm just for fun! Lol. I'm glad I had a chance to meet Cynthia though - her collection was lovely and so is she!
P.S. Wish I could pull off hair like she does.