Birds in cages hung in a long line above the runway at Cynthia Rowley as tribute to its birds and bees theme. The show was, however, as much about sex as Happy Days or Grease. What the audience saw instead was a study in 1950s American sportswear looks, silhouettes and personas.

For good girls there were a variety of full-skirted dresses nipped at the waist in both eyelet and honeycomb knit, tops with dainty details like smocking, "bird watching" dresses (some made from a bird print fabric) and boxy granny-style outerwear. Bad girls could take their pick of bomber jackets, hand-painted leather separates and a few scruffy boys also dressed by Rowley. The most successful bad-girl pieces were dolman-sleeved tops and dresses that fell off the shoulder.

The show was punctuated throughout with shots of neon: from the models' eye shadow to shoes with neon straps or heels and soles by Zeitgeist for Rowley. It closed with an anomalous series of dresses, many made of fluorescent string.