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Cynthia Rowley: Confetti prints and grand silhouettes

A model poses during the Cynthia Rowley spring

A model poses during the Cynthia Rowley spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at 5 Beekman in Manhattan. (Sept. 13, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

Designer Cynthia Rowley chose 5 Beekman St. in Manhattan for her Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013 presentation, a grand but abandoned building with flaking walls and floors of elaborate balconies leading up to a glass and iron skylight ceiling.

Confetti fell from above throughout the presentation, bringing the space back to life and mirroring the shimmery fabrics on the models, as if some pieces had fallen and stuck to the clothes to form their colorful, metallic foil prints.

Exaggerated silhouettes and peplum  shapes along with wide leg pants, shorts and flared sleeves were fun yet polished and paired with detailed, strappy heels.

Also in the lineup were Rowley's sexy surfer girl wet suits, like the one Lindsay Lohan wore in a short film called “First Point” in June.

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