September 10, 2010 New York
The circular perforations and their equal-and-opposites, the cabochon buttons that adorned dresses, skirts, and slinky pants, dominated the show. They lent a pop-y graphic quality to everything they touched, but the effect got a little too insistent. Hitting all the right notes were the silky shirtdresses and shifts, in tension colors like putty and celadon, poppy and mist. The sherbet tones were picked up by layered enamel and gold necklaces in front and large glossy barrettes in back. More sweet than sexy, they played to Rowley's strengths.