By Noelia de la Cruz, June 25th, 2010
Though she’s known for her liberating, free-flowing designs, Cynthia Rowley took it up a notch for fall with a collection of pure fantasy. Rowley’s inspiration seems to be a mixture of 20s flapper, ski/sports gear and lots (and we mean lots) of color. Altogether, the look is not unlike an über fashionable Na’vi from Avatar—if Zoe Saldana’s character danced the Charleston, that is. Deep purples and cobalt blues, as well as colors extracted from a vivid Spring palette (pinks, reds, yellows), are darkened down for Fall with black and grey hues. Fringe heavy skirts and jackets in rainbow colors are pure psychedelic whimsy, but ultimately, the look is still classic American sportswear: blazers, parkas and the most fashionable winter snow gloves we’ve seen in ages. Daisy Buchanan goes to the Winter Olympics, perhaps? Regardless, we’re buying it.