September 7th, 2007
Photo Credit: Dan Lecca for Mercedes Benz
Key Takeaways: Easy-to-wear combinations of skirts, blouses, sweaters, and dresses in vivid shades of preppy pinks, greens, and corals. Key trends included: mini dresses, maxi dresses, square shaped jackets, dresses with pockets, and colorblocking.
Color Palette: Building on a neutral palette, the collection alternated between preppy greens and pinks, noble greys, corals, and blues.
Silhouettes: Dresses, dresses, dresses. Mini dresses, maxi dresses, tunic dresses, shirtdresses, tulip skirt dresses, sheath dresses, and even smock-like dropped waist dresses. While dresses dominated the collection, skirts also made a strong showing. Of note were the prairie-style tops and skirts, skirts and dresses with pockets, and the square shaped jackets.
Accessories Report: Minimal. Models sported sandal shoes befitting the light, fluid collection.
What’s Wearable: A square shaped jacket over a day dress is always chic. You also can’t go wrong with a dress with pockets.
What’s Not Wearable: Mid-calf length skirts and dresses are difficult to wear.
Previous Cynthia Steffe Fashion Week Coverage from Omiru:
Fall 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Cynthia Steffe
Spring 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Cynthia Steffe
Spring 2007 Backstage Interview: Cynthia Steffe
Fall 2006 Fashion Week Runway Review: Cynthia Steffe