Spring 2008 Fashion Week Notebook: Cynthia Steffe

September 7th, 2007

Cynthia Steffe Spring 2008 Runway
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

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Women

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  September 7th, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    I love your job! I’m sure you’ve had a busy week, but it sounds so exciting. The green is a nice surprise. Pretty.

  • 2. Trisha  |  September 7th, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    It’s been a bit crazy, but definitely fun! Glad you like the green :) I’m a fan as well.

  • 3. Cynthia Mediate  |  September 29th, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    Just ordered this skirt for my store! Love it!

  • 4. Trisha  |  September 29th, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    Awesome! Hope it sells well :)

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