September 08, 2008
Well priced and sweetly sophisticated has proven to be a profitable formula for Cynthia Steffe over the years, netting the label a diverse following and an impressive global distribution. Shaun Kearney took the design reins recently and, true to the brand's populist roots, today he offered something for most every girl, from sporty separates in techy lacquered raffia and high-gloss sateen to flirty crepe de chine dressed with smocked waists. Splashed on blouses and skirts, two prints played well off one another: a wallpaper floral in scarlet and aquamarine and a hypermodern stenciled lace. All told, Kearney's nicely balanced inaugural collection was a worthy first.