As the temperatures have started to really dip this week in NYC, we've become increasingly jealous of our friends gallivanting around Miami for Art Basel. There are all sorts of soirees, installations and even vending machines with a fashion spin amongst all the art. Cynthia Rowley is the latest to join the bunch with her outdoor installation at The Atrium as part of the Limited Edition Experiences Project, complete with "Shop on Wheels." The picnic setting looks lovely and you can even pick up a limited edition blanket and a boxed lunch from Fratelli Lyon and hang in the park, playing on the swings and whatnot. The "Shop on Wheels" even has hardwood floors, a fitting room, printed fabric wall coverings and a complete range of Cynthia's wares. The truck stopped in Richmond, Raleigh, Charlottesville and Savannah on the way down to Miami and will be touring around the country afterward for trunk shows, parties and even private fittings where they'll roll on up to your front door. Picnics and private fittings--we like the way you're thinking, Cynthia.
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Cynthia Rowley Cuts and Pastes
Cynthia Rowley's SS11 collection had some gaping holes, literally. Skirts, pants, and dresses came with perforated holes revealing the skin underneath. The perforations produced a strange and intriguing effect, particularly on a gray long ruffled skirt, where the strong circles contrasted with the garment's inherent ease. Continuing with the under/over concept were sheer tops with opaque stripes and dresses covered hem to hem with cabochons. In the color palette of macaroons, the looks were delectable. Giant, sleek barrettes held the models' pastel hair in place and enamel bar necklaces added a pop to the models' necklines. The best looks were the ones that were not trying hard to be innovative. A mint blouse and trouser was a standout, as was a mango colored blouse with cabochon detailed shorts. Later a black shell with black cabochon adorned pants hit every right note.