February 07, 2014 New York
Taking off on the idea of a dark fairy-tale romance, the CR heroine got to swan about in lots of leather, velvet, and black for Fall. But the two floral prints—one a velvet spattered in poppies, the other a Technicolor rosebush pattern—fell flat, and the former felt even a bit down-market when seen in a skimpy, strappy dress, like some American Idol–ized shorthand for bohemia. The collection's high points were many of the simplest pieces: a soigné black sheath with a sheer neckline and pussycat bow; a fit-and-flare black leather dress with a laser-cut skirt, which moved wonderfully; rich garnet velvet trousers; a black maxi gown with beautiful lace overlay. While surely there are customers out there who would be keen to see Ronson push the aesthetic envelope a tad, all told it was a collection that should serve to continue her career momentum.