Inspired by precious metals, Cynthia Rowley filled her runway with enough metallic patterns that at times her collection could be mistaken for the 1970s wallpaper in "The Jeffersons" powder room. This is not entirely a bad thing. Her patterns jumped and twinkled in the reflections of her gold mirrored runway. With simpler separates, her metallic zigzags offered a hint of luxury, and on the high waisted cocktail dresses, such details added much-needed sparkle. Her sportier pieces were beach ready and city chic. But when Rowley started layering flower pattern over pattern, her precious metals starting looking as if Monet brought his easel into Studio 54.
[Above image via AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano]